is that an alrigfht PSU? Will it go alright
Generic ATX 300W Power Supply, P4 ready & Ball Bearing.
Well kalashnikov, I know the feeling of waiting for the funds to get the dream machine going.If you do go with it,make sure all safety factors and that at least the PSU is grounded,also place it up and away from falling drinks,bodies,etc.Otherwise go for it,I have seen people make cases out of suitcases,a rockingchair,a freezer,even just a plain old corkboard and tacked it up on wall.
PS-I still say be patient and wait until the funds are available so lest nothing happens to the parts you put into the cardboard.
HEY kalashnikov GIVE US YOUR SPECS ON WHAT U HAVE ALREADY!oops caps on
THis is my current machine
Dell dimension4100 Pentium 3 1ghz 128mb sdram ati rage pro 16mb (cant believe i went out and bought battlefield with a card under the minimum specs! And it works!) 17.5 inch monitor 10gb hdd
what i planning:
amd xp 2500+ with heatsink/fan
Soltek SL-KT400-A4 VIA KT333 Chipset, DDR400/333/266, AGP 4X, USB 2.0, ATA133 & onboard Sound......please tell my it fits the cpu etc!
ALBATRON GF4 MX440SE 64MB DDR TV OUT....is thsi an agp 4x? If not is the non-second edition 4x.
Generic 512Mb 184Pin PC2700 DDRusing old hdd, cdrom, sound, floppy monitor.
This is the absolute MAX i can afford, i stress MAX!
plz tell me if i need ANYTHING ELSE! (coolers?)
oh yeh and power i will be getting 350w will that be ok?
350W is minimum for that, and I mean minimum. I always use 400W for my stuff. About the mobo, as long as you're not thinking about upgrading your CPU to a 400Mhz FSB model it will be fine, it will support all Durons and Athlon's up to 3Ghz, but the 3200+ uses the 400Mhz bus which needs the Via KT600 Chipset or the NforcePRO 400 chipset or similar.
The GF4 MX440 will be 4X, but keep in mind that there are some 8X GF4 MX440 out that cost more, and since your mobo doesn't support 8X it would be a waste of money to get one of those.
here is a site with the ALbatron Albatron specs, and it's in NZ (no prices though, sorry, it's a wholesaler). Have you priced your parts yet? I would be interested in seeing what they retail for in NZ
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P.S. Yes you can put your computer into anything you want, I have seen shoe box computers, they're fine until somebody accidently sits on them. Protect your investment in a proper case is what I say.
Power is good and so far everything else looks good also,since you are not overclocking anything the retail heatsink and fan should do you fine.I(we) understand the budget and as soon as you get a chance ditch the harddrive and then if you do right by the shop see if they will toss in some case fans for good measure.
Your fine on everything else and hurry up and get fraggin
Good Luck to ya
thanks 5th stooge and apocalypse kid! This thread has really been helpful. :rock:
You were saying abouyt case fans fifth stooge? Are they compulsory? I mean can i get along without them? ANy other typoes of fan or cooler that i need apart from that one that comes witht the cpu?
Oh and why bother having a fan power selector switch? why not just keep it on full power so it keeps cpu cool to the max? Casue i dont think that a fan is gonna take up a heap of power? If my pc does turn off frequently due to power do you reccomend turning this down?
apoc u were intesrested in prices:
amd xp 2500+ with heatsink/fan $208
Soltek SL-KT400-A4 VIA KT333 Chipset, DDR400/333/266, AGP 4X, USB 2.0, ATA133 & onboard Sound! $138..man thats cheaper than most 266fsb models!
ALBATRON GF4 MX440SE 64MB DDR TV OUT $99, can get for $90
Generic 512Mb 184Pin PC2700 $139 can get for $100
Generic ATX 350W Power Supply, P4 ready & Ball Bearing. $69.00
There is a 300w power, it is cheaper. Can i use that?
Well u could get along without them for normal pc stuff,but when u start fraggin things will heat up and it is always safe to have a cool interior.Things like reboots,crashes to desktop,system hangs,or overall slow performance compared to identical set-ups can be attributed to heat buildup.So get a couple case fans to be safe,unless the case u buy has them included.The stock cooler will do you just fine for now until you decide to OC if at all.
Damn those prices:eek:
at least you have much better looking countryside :D
so.... i cant make my carboard-boxed pc after all?cardboard boxes dont usually come with fans if im not mistaken. Dam, that means a heap more saving for a case AND FANS!!! NOOO. Oh well i suppose it ell protect my investment. Its just i cant wait much longer apart from the net cafes to start playing desert combat and battlefield again!
BUT WAIT! ANother wacky idea! I could use those office fans (ive got a good one) Do ya know if that ell do? its got like a 1.5 foot diameter.
LoL on the idea but it will work as long as you have circulation on the mobo and cpu you'll be ok.Believe it or not, my first PC sufferd from heat and had no openings for a fan so I opened the case and had a ten inch fan blowing right into it until I could Dremel the case holes.Just make sure the case is outta the way from anything that will spill,crush,step,pull,etc. on it.
Have fun and let me know how it turns out.
PS-save for the case ASAP:cya:
What is the exchange rate? Doesn't matter, I'll use an online converter. Wow, that comes out $77 for the PSU, I can get entire cases in AU with 400W PSU's for about $10 more than that retail! Wholesale I am only paying $55NZ. Oh well, pity you are so far away, I could get you a good deal.
You won't need extra fans much. You already will have three, your PSU fan, your CPU fan and your Vid card fan. The reason for having variable speed fans is cause of noise. Having a fast make a lot of noise, but it is really only necessary when playing games or doing things that stress your CPU, when browsing the net a noisy fan is irritating. Some CPU coolers actually have heat sensors, so they will speed up if the temp goes above a certain point. Basic 80mm case fans are about $15 a pop, but don't worry too much, if you're not overclocking your standard AMD stock fan will do fine.
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