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Old 06-22-2009, 06:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright first off a friend wants to upgrade a his very out of date comp.
He wants a new IDE CD Drive and power supply.
So im thinking just any IDE CD drive will be fine but i need a 250 to 300w power supply so just give me some suggestions to go from on those.

Next ill be needing a wireless adapter because the router has to be moved out of my room so just give me some suggestions on what wireless adapters yall use or that are good.

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380W Antec Earthwatts would be a perfect choice of power supply, and yes any IDE optical drive will be fine (may as well go for DVD+RW).

No idea on the adaptor front.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Alright the antec looks good and does it really matter if i get an internal or external wireless adapter?
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Internal or external doesn't make that big of a difference. Search YouTube for different hacks you can use to boost your signal strength. I prefer a wired connection, myself.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Alright guys well the cd drive that ill be replacing is going in a computer used for aligning wheels on vehicles and i was told by the dealer that stops by the garage that the computer always boots from a disk and that the cd drive needs to be a "sony atapi" and i have no idea what im looking for or if any other cd drives will work.

Anyone have any ideas?
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Any Ideas At All?
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i dont think it matters what cd/dvd drive you use.

to set it to boot from the disk drive you have to go into the bios yourself and set the boot order to cd/dvd first so that the computer will boot off of a disc instead of booting from the hdd.
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Well I cannot see why it would make a difference but if the rep says it is what you need, here it is.

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