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    cases, cooling, power supply nad how to put it all together

    I'm a newbie at this. never done anything besides installing ram and ethernet cards.

    but i need a new computer. and the only way is to put it together.


    the way i figure. a case, power supply and cooling are the most imporant parts which i should start from. and then buy the things that are compatible.

    how would i go about choosing a case, power supply and fans? and the rest too

    thank you very much

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    hmm ill start you off with the case, psu, and fans..

    im really sorry, i dont know any American sites that are any good, but im going to show you the parts I think would be good for you, and maybe someone else can show you them at a american site. but until then,,, this might help you get started

    ANTEC SX1040 PERFORMANCE II TOWER With a 400W Antec Powersupply.
    HERE

    That case comes with a very good powersupply that you will be able to use for a while in the furure. It comes with 2 fans.. a bit loud but they are decent. I would pick up 2 more 80mm fans for the case, so you would have 2 80mm fans for intake of air, and 2 80mm fans for the exhaust. This will give you good enough ventilation in your case.

    for the CPU... I cant speak for Intel chips, but for AMD CPU's I would go with a SLK 800 heatsink, with another 80mm fan ontop of this, this thing is a beast

    HERE
    Also I would grab some Arctic Silver thermal paste or better contact between the CPU and heatsink.
    HERE

    like i said, i dont know any good stores in the US to buy computer parts, but im sure other people on these forums do, and will be more then happy to help you..

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    okey thank you

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    i looked on it. that a little too big. and if i needed 3 more fans $60 each, that's abit too much for a case. i'm just looking for a normal all use case.

    is this any good?

    http://www.googlegear.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=140111

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    well nevermind. thatwas good

    but can you tell me if this mb go with this case?


    mb:


    ASUS Motherboard for Intel Pentium 4 / Celeron Processors, Model# P4G8X DELUXE Retail
    CPU Supported: P 478 Intel Pentium 4/ Celeron up to 3.06 GHz (Hyper-Threading)
    Chipset: E7205 / 82801DB ICH4
    FSB: 533/400MHz
    RAM: DUAL CHANNEL 4x 184-pin DIMM Sockets (PC2100) ECC/non ECC DDR SDRAM Memory, 4GB Max
    IDE: 2x channel Ultra DMA/100/66/33
    RAID: Serial ATA RAID 0/1 support
    Slots: 1x AGP(Pro/8X), 5x PCI
    Ports: 2x Serial ATA ports, Gigabit Ethernet, Realtek Audio ports, up 6x USB 2.0/1.1, 2x IEEE 1394, RJ-45
    Onboard Serial ATA: Silicon Image 3112S controller
    Onboard LAN: BROADCOM 1000 Mbps Gigabit LAN
    Firewire: TI TSB43AB22 controller
    Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC650 6-channel CODEC


    case:

    http://www.tcwo.com/cgi-bin/webc.cg...44oBmP0li2t88vX


    by the way a figure they should. but will they? cause the way i figure is kinda crazy.

    thank you very much

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    thats a very nice board, 1 gigabit ethernet
    but the link to the case doesnt work

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    argh sorry. i managed to misspell even with copy/paste

    this is the case:

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ntec+soho+file

    (it's the first one)

    http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage....129-120-01.JPG


    also it says that it has space to install an additional 80mm fan. but most fans for p4 processors are bigger, like 95, or 125. will three 80mm fans do the job for a p4 2.4ghz?

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    well it depends on the fans, if you get some that push a decent amount of air, it will be just fine, if you have a good heatsink for the p4 along with them... and yup, it will work just great with that case

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    Yuo may want to look at THIS ANTEC CASE as well. Sure it has two less spots to mount fans but it is an aluminum case and they are much lighter and dissipate heat much better than other cases. That 350w Antec PSU should be fine IMO.

    Picks can been seen HERE
    Current System
    - Antec Nine Hundred
    - Q6600 G0 Stepping @ 3.0GHz
    - Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6
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    - PC P&C Silencer 750 Quad
    - Enhance Technology Quadrapack Q14SS
    - HP Smart Array P400 SAS/SATA Controller w/ 512MB BBWC
    - 4 x 72g 15,000rpm 2.5inch SAS Drives @ RAID5
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    Originally posted by alexrunn
    .. it says that it has space to install an additional 80mm fan. but most fans for p4 processors are bigger, like 95, or 125. will three 80mm fans do the job for a p4 2.4ghz?

    ?
    They are referring to the fans for the chassis not the processor(s) in use.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    I just bought a very good power supply unit from newegg for $53 shipped. It's an Enermax EG365P VE Here's the link.

    http://www.enermax.com.tw/product-01.htm
    John

    Processor: P4 2.4AGhz
    Motherboard: Asus P4P-800-E Deluxe
    RAM: 2GB Crucial 2600? DDR 400
    Hard drive 1: Seagate 320GB SATA 7200
    Hard drive 2: Seagate 160GB SATA 7200
    Video card: Sapphire X1600 Pro 256mb DDR 2
    DVD Burner:Lite-On DVD 16x Burner
    Power supply:Enermax coolergiant EG485AX 480W
    Modem: Motorola surfboard 5120
    Case:Lian Li PC-65B
    Monitor: 19in Viewsonic LCD VX924
    Audio system: Bose companion 3
    OS: Windows Vista ultimate

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    thanks for links =)

    but will the mb work on that case?

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    it sure will my friend

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    ok =) yay!

    but what's a heatsink? and where does it go? i never seen it being mentioned on the case specs? how do i figure the size? does it come with the processor?

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    if you get the cpu retail the heatsink will come with it, but pretty much any heatsink should fit in the case.. it i will me the mother board that limits the size of the heatsink.. like if there is caps in the way and stuff

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