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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by scienceof, Jun 5, 2005.

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  1. scienceof

    scienceof Thread Starter

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    Okay someone who wants to do me a huge favor, could they possibly tell me if what I have choosen is compatible with everything else, I would really appreciate it.

    And if I'm missing anything please let me know.

    Foxconn 600A01-6LRS ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813186025

    ASYS 8654GW Gray Computer Case With Side Panel Window - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811195003

    SONY Black IDE Combo Drive Model CRX320E Black - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827106819

    NEC Black Internal Floppy Drive Model FD1231H-302 - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16821152005

    EXCELSTOR 40GB 3.5" IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822162003

    A-DATA 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM System Memory - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820211130

    AMD Athlon XP 2800+ 333MHz FSB Socket A Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103377

    Rosewill RW5200-256D Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814164014


    Also, is it true some processors can be faster then others even though they could both be 1.8 Ghz? I own a Athlon Xp 2200 1.8 Ghz, and it seems a lot faster then 1.8, I dont know why. And why are other 1.8 more expensive?

    Thank you for the help.
     
  2. Skivvywaver

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    Yes it all looks compatable even if some is on the cheap side. :D
     
  3. scienceof

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    well i hope so, its 515 after shipping and tax. But for sure its compatible?
     
  4. Skivvywaver

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    Everything is pinned right, memory can be tricky but it is higher spec than the cpu calls for. Most board makers have a recommended memory list. I have never paid any attention to their lists and have always been fine. Others haven't been as lucky as myself.

    Everything will plug in, that is not to say for sure everything will work without a hitch. You never, ever have that warranty. By buying certain parts you can up your odds.

    Now, after I said all that, the choices you made should work together. I can't promise you it will.:D

    That is all in the luck of the draw and is what makes building a PC a challenge. If it were as simple as Lincoln Logs (it almost is) everybody would do it.

    I think you'll be fine. ;)
     
  5. scienceof

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    you got some nice specs there, and metal slug is an awesome game.

    Could u answer my other question tho about the processors?
     
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    It's not speed but performance ;)
     
  7. scienceof

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    Okay so whats the answer to my Q?
     
  8. 4steve44

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    I'll let skivvywaver answer that :eek:
     
  9. Skivvywaver

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    A 2500+ at 1.8 ghz is better because it has twice the L2 cache and is on a Barton core.

    The 2800+ you have picked is a Barton with twice the L2 cache of the 2200+. I also think it runs at about 2180 mhz. I am not sure of the speed of the 2800+ and don't feel like looking it up. :D Lazy today.
     
  10. Doh

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    the speed of the 2800+ is 2.08
     
  11. scienceof

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    I thought 2800 was a model number? And whats a cache?
     
  12. Guyzer

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    Without overclocking this is what my 2800+ runs at.
     

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    Ive never heard of that HD maker before :confused:
     
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