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Old 06-23-2005, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need some help with hardware brand names. I am new to actually worrying about what is going on inside of my computer (instead of just reformating everytime I have a problem) so I need some help on brand names, I know about a few brandnames, but I don't know enough. I don't want to spend any more money than I have to while building my computer. Any brand name suggestions would be appreciated.

Also, lets say ive chosen an Intell pentium 4 3.06 GHz CPU, what kind of motherboard do I need to go along with it? I am completely lost.

If anyone is feeling charitable, my AIM and Yahoo handles are UKpumper, I would appreciate any help.
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try www.overclockers.co.uk or

www.scan.co.uk

they tell you what mobo to use for what pentium just look for the right sockets.

and brand names id go for

ASUS
Abit
Giga-byte
Nvidia
MSI

but be more specific do you plan to build it? then ud need to no about PSU's and which is good any more info?
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Try www.Tomshardware.com. They have good reviews on nearly all computer parts.
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Well, thanks for all the help. For those of you who read the original post before I edited it, I don't need xeon, I didn't know it was for servers.

hkfnstang helped me figure out what I wanted over Yahoo. So here is what I've got planned:

ECS PF4 Extreme-Intel 915P & ICH6 Chipset DDR2 400 1PCI Expressx16 3PCI AGP Audio LAN ATX Socket 775 with cpu - Pentium 4 540 3.2GHz LGA775 1MB PRESCOTT 800 fsb w/heatsink & fan

Corsair PC3200 1GB

Thats all I've got planned so far other than the case. Thanks for the input. Also, I was wondering, what is a "magneto - optical drive"?
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