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Old 04-15-2006, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Buying a Barebone system...

I've recently been considering buying a barebone system, since my current system is bulky, noisy and has few options for upgrading. Anything in general I should be aware of or take into consideration?

Also, can I just take hardware out of my old computer and put it into the barebone, so long as the slots, connectors and capabilities of the power supply support them?

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Old 04-15-2006, 09:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The main thing to be aware of is the PSU, as they are quite weak (250w etc.) so you may have a graphics card that will need more than that.

Be aware also of the temperatures, as there isn't great airflow/room for big fan. Make sure you get a syringe of artic silver 5 to put on your CPU to give it the best chance of a good temperature.

You need to check that it has the appropiate graphics slot, as it may not have one.


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Old 04-15-2006, 09:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've checked to see that it has the graphics slot I want (PCI express x16) And my old computer has a 230watt PSU...this one has a 250. Think I could put the hardware in this one and a graphics card into the barebone without overdrawing?
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Old 04-15-2006, 10:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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umm.... thats an obvious question

wat graphics card do u have?
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