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Case & CPU question Building A System

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BML, Dec 1, 2001.

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  1. BML

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    I'd like to build a system. What I have in mind for the CPU is an Athlon XP1500 with a motherboard that will support it and DDR RAM.

    I have found a nice looking case take a look at the specs for this.Suntek STK9311

    Will this case work with an XP processor on the motherboard?

    About power, it comes with a 300w power supply. is this enough?

    About cooling, well do the XPs require the same high level of cooling that other Athlons do? It is a fairly compact case; do you think it'll provide good airflow & cooling or if not, will I need an extra fan besides the CPU fan? if I need additional fans what type should I get?

    Any input is greatly apppreciated.
     
  2. Rockn

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    The processor has nothing to do with the case style, it's the motherboard type that determines what type of case you should buy. I am sure it's an ATX motherboard so look for that spec. and look for extra case fans. I would also look for a good power supply and go with nothing less than 350 watts. I don't know what the XP Athlon requires for power. Go to www.coolerguys.com and get the best CPU cooler you can afford. HEAT is thine enemy!! I would suggest an Antec case....really sweet.
     
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    Are you buying online, if so what kind of price did you find, you can email me at [email protected], I am looking at the Gigabyte mainboard the one with the KT266a chipset in it, I also thought about the Asus board, but I dont' know yet.
     
  4. BML

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    Has anyone used this motherboard: Asus A7V266

    Good choice or not? it is based on the Via KT266 chipset.

    When it says on the specs that it will support a CPU of "1.4ghz+"
    that's kind of open-ended. Does that mean I could upgrade to say a 1.8 or 2.0ghz later if I get this board?

    Also, AMD recommends that a 300w PS (as well as the 350w) can be used with the XP1500........... now I'm confused about which I should get!
     
  5. brianF

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    can't say on that motherboard, I know several people running the epox 8kha+ with xp's and they really like them.

    As far as the power supply, 300 minimum, higher if you want, makes no difference if you run a higher wattage supply, helps it you end up installing alot of additional devices that need power.

    doh, sorry read the mobo number wrong
     
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