Gonna build my PC today!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mubbers, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    I've bought new:

    3.4 GHz Intel P4 cpu
    Asus p800d mobo
    2 GB Corsair PC4000 ram

    I'm using from my old PC:

    nVidia Ti 4600 128 mb graphics card
    2 x 40 GB HDDs at 133 & 100 ATA
    Creative labs 4.1 soundcard
    Lite-on CDRW/DVD rom
    3.5" FDD
    The Case

    Any tips on the build?

    One thing I was thinking of already was the cpu/heatsink. The heat sink appears to have a sticky patch already on it. But I bought some coolermaster heat compound. Should I try and remove the sticky but from the heat sink? If so how?

    Mubbers
     
  2. Definetly scrape off the patch on the heatsink, just use a small piece of plastic or something like that.
    Otherwise, thats one hell of a system you got there!
     
  3. Mubbers

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    better make sure I get the power connections right :D
     
  4. Mubbers

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    Bit of a FUBAR...

    That memory advertised as 1GB ram (small print twin 512mb) well it's 2 512mb sticks, thus I have FOUR sticks when I thought I was getting TWO. MOBO has three slots. GGRRRRRRR!

    I did consider the "twin 512" and believed this meant it was doubled sided with 512 on each side.

    Ahem.
     
  5. Taggert_LOA

    Taggert_LOA Modding Addict Political User

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    i'll buy the extra 512 off of you,
     
  6. trackrat

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    new build

    Just out of interest what is the power of the PSU in the old case?.
     
  7. Mubbers

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    230 Watts Trackrat

    Hehe nice try Taggert, I'll see if I can return it 1st ;)
     
  8. NerdUprising

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    hmmm, you might want to consider beefing that up a bit - between the P4, 3x (4 :p) sticks of RAM, and the dual HDD, vid card, etc... that 230 isn't going to be enough :eek:

    you might get away with it - but I don't think it would be safe to even try
     
  9. Mubbers

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    Actually I lied it's 250W is that still not enough, if not what should I go up to?

    I'm checking out 450W PSUs that are designed for P4 etc. fairly cheap.
     
  10. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Anything from 350 watts on up is yer best bet to be safe. You may get by with a 300 watt but... Ya don't want to overwork that PSU...
    Just remember, once ya let the smoke out of it you can never get in back in. [​IMG]
     
  11. Mubbers

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    I've got a very fine mosquito net would that work? :p
     
  12. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    lol sounds like it's gona be a dead nice system :D
     
  13. NetRyder

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    Great specs! Congrats! [​IMG]
    And I agree...you're better off going for at least a 350W PSU. 400-450W should be your best bets though...just to allow for future additions.
     
  14. Gary Pandher

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    thas gona b one sweet system..have fun with it..wish i had tha kinda $$$ right now lol..definatly upgrade the psu..250 is not enough for sure..
     
  15. toretto

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    so you spent all kinds of money on that system and you didnt even invest in a board that can do decent dual channel ddr capabilities? wtf were you thinking. screw returning the ram, return the motherboard and get a better one.
     
  16. breezie

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    errr... watts really doesnt matter... its all about the voltages and quality-

    u'll learn if u buy a cheapo generic 450watt ^_^
     
  17. Goatman

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    Dude, the Asus P4800 Deluxe is not a bad mobo... just cuz it only has three slots means nothing... every nForce 2 motherboard made only has 3 slots! and it's a good dual channel setup
     
  18. Taggert_LOA

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    well in any event. let me know what you paid and we'll talk. i'll be more than happy, to give you a "refund". just translate it into american dollars for me lol.
     
  19. NerdUprising

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    "dude", if it only has three slots... then it cant be a good dual channel setup, good setups are going to have equal physical support for each channel... 3 slots = technically a 1.5 channel setup...


    edit/ wow, that came off alot more ass-like than I thought, so sorry... (dont drink and type dont drink and type)
     
  20. Ded Morozh

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    The Nforce2 set up with 3 slots IS a dual channel system, but it can only support up to 2 Gigs in Dual Channel mode usually. It's one memory channel per stick. I have seen dual channel set ups with 4 slots, but those are usually on p4 and AMD64 boards