Hi, I am upgrading my computer soon and need some help.
Im pitching everything in my computer except..
550Watt BFG psu (24 pin power connector)
A DVD drive and CD/RW drive (both IDE)
1600x Pro Radeon video card
I play on getting these items.
Amd 64 3200+ 2.0 GHZ
Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
ASRock 939 ATX amd mobo
Now here are the questions.
1. My PSU has a 24 pin power connector but the mobo has a 20 pin. Will I have to buy an adapter or can the 24 pin go onto the 20 pin and just not cover 4 pins?
2. The IDE connectors are all the way at the bottom of the mobo, will I have to buy a longer IDE cable to reach it?
All I have to do is install of these items and:
a. put the mobo cd in?
b. turn it on?
c. let it finish its installation?
d. pop in windows cd? (windows xp pro sp1 bootlegged)