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Old 11-19-2004, 09:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah WinXP Home Edition is fine.

500 Watts is plenty. I've seen Athlon 64 systems on 350W power supplies. You should go for at least 400W though. The 500 is just fine, you can never have enough power especially if you want to add things to your computer in the future.

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Old 11-19-2004, 10:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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thankyou, thank you, id like to thank all the little people that made this possible like nubius and my adversary chaos blizzard... i would suggest keeping with windows xp definitely not worth the extra money, and im pretty sure i went ahead and made sure all those parts are retail so you get your heatsink and all your cables to make it easier... and i would suggest keeping with newegg, but definitely check prices, especially on harddrives and such, but cpu/case/psu stick with newegg, that case is my favorite but i dont want to drop the cash on it yet. good luck anymore questions you come back to us.


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Old 11-19-2004, 10:35 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks alot guys. I'll let you know how it goes
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Old 11-19-2004, 05:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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shop online buy and circurt city will be more expensive..
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Old 11-20-2004, 11:35 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Would it be possible to use the floppy drive and cd rom drive/burner from my old computer? What about the hard drive and cooling fans?
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Old 11-20-2004, 12:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
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god i wish newegg shipped to the uk. everything is so much cheaper over the pond
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Old 11-20-2004, 01:02 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally posted by aj2003
god i wish newegg shipped to the uk. everything is so much cheaper over the pond
tell me about it, everything here is a rip off with that crappy vat added.

As for your your question, it is possible that you can use your floppy drive and cd burner (but i highly reccomend you get something better then dell's cd-rw) but i'm not sure about the hard drive as it is a dell system stored on it it might not work.:beard:

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