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Old 06-14-2004, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default last minute parts?

I'm finally getting around to putting in the final order for my new build. This is my first time building, so I'm looking for advice on little doo-dads that I might need, or that would be recommended - extra cables, accessories, etc.

Here's what I have so far...

- P4 2.8 800 mHz FSB Northwood
- 1 GB Kingston ValueRam
- Antec Performance Plus F/T case w/ 430 PS
- 120 GB WD Caviar HDD
- Old 64 MB Sapphire Radeon (no gaming so no upgrade for now)

Any suggestions would be welcomed. I'm putting in my order by noon tomorrow before the P4 goes off sale at newegg.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 06-14-2004, 07:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your going to need a sata power adapter for the hard drive. Some artic silver thermal compound for the cpu. Do you have the motherboard yet?? Thats what your missing in there. ALso cd drives? floppy drive?

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Old 06-14-2004, 08:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick reply. Might not be a caviar then... it's not a SATA, so I'm all set with the cables I have (hooked up in current system). This is the mobo i'm getting.... any reason not to, before I order?

also.. it's retail P4, so i'll be using the stock HSF for now.

will add on the thermal paste. thanks!
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Old 06-14-2004, 08:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sorry, 1 moer note... opticals and floppy are already taken care of also
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Old 06-15-2004, 09:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you are getting that mobo I would recommend an SATA hardrive. It is supported by your mobo and doesnt cost that much more.
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Old 06-15-2004, 09:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i think he already has the HDD
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Old 06-15-2004, 09:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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SATA would be faster, and if you are using a smaller sized case the SATA cables are nice and small (practically round) for better airflow.

I would not get Kingston ValueRAM - I have heard nothing but instability problems from people that have it; their systems crash a lot.

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