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May 8, 2004, 9:07:04 AM5/8/04
Before I spend a small fortune here, I was hoping somebody more
experienced would double check for compatibilty on my choices. All
comments and suggestions welcome.

ASPIRE (Turbo Case)Silver ATX Mid-Tower Case with 350W Power
Supply, Model "ATXB5KLW/350"
Power Supply: 350W
Cooling System: 2 fans
Motherboard Compatibility: ATX/ BABY AT
Dimensions: 16.5" x 7.8" X

AMD Athlon XP 2800+ " Barton", 333MHz FSB, 512K Cache Processor -
Model: AMD Athlon XP 2800+
Core: Barton
Operating Frequency: 2.08GHz
FSB: 333MHz
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/512K
Voltage: 1.65V
Socket: Socket A

GIGABYTE GA-7VT600 1394 KT600 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU
Supported CPU: Socket A AMD AthlonXP/Athlon/Duron
Chipset: VIA KT600 + VT8237
FSB: 400/333/266/200MHz
RAM: 3x DIMM for DDR400/333/266 Max 3GB
IDE: 2x UltraDMA 133 up to 4 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP 8X/4X, 5x PCI(v 2.2)
Ports: 2xPS2,2xCOM,1xLPT,1xLAN,8xUSB2.0(Rear 4),Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC655 6-Channel AC97 Codec
Onboard LAN: Realtek 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Onboard SATA/RAID: VT8237, 2 x Serial ATA, SATA RAID, RAID 0/1
Onboard 1394: VIA VT6306, 3x IEEE1394 Ports (Internal)
Form Factor: ATX

SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9600 Video Card, 256MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out,
Chipset/Core Speed: ATI RADEON 9600/325MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 256MB DDR/400MHz
BUS: AGP 1X/2X/4X/8X
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub)+TV-Out(S-Video Out)+DVI
Support 3D API: DirectX®9, OpenGL®2.0
Sparkle Power "Power Q" 350W Power Supply, MODEL "ATX-350GU" -OEM
Type: ATX
Maximum Power: 350W
Power Good Signal: 100-500ms
Hold-up Time: 16ms min.@115V,60Hz;20ms min.@230V,50Hz

Kingston 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - Retail
Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 3-3-3

Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD800JD, OEM Drive
Capacity: 80GB
Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: Serial ATA
Remark: OEM Drive Only

Lite-On Black 8X DVD+/-RW Drive, Model SOHW-812S, Retail
Write Speed: 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD+RW, 8X DVD-R, 4X DVD-RW, 40X CD-R, 24X
Read Speed: 40X CD-ROM, 12X DVD-ROM
Interface: EIDE/ATAPI
Buffer: 2 MB

SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM




May 8, 2004, 8:47:23 PM5/8/04
to (mrbclass) wrote in message news:<>...

At a glance, everything looks OK. It isn't too difficult to know
everything will work together...

RAM looks good; Harddrive OK, but if you have OEM drive only, does it
come with SATA cable? You might want to check into that.

Of course optical drive will work, same with floppy. They always do.

If you like the case, the power supply will be adequate. Especially
considering that I have 2 harddrives, 2 optical, floppy, 10/100
network card, soundcard, dual video cards, an auxilary fan, and a
wireless network card all running off of a 200W power supply. I
suppose modern processors take more power than my lowly PII 233MHz,
but I think most people oversize their power supplies. Although it is
fun to have lots of extra...

I would be happy with your computer, although I would seriously
consider getting a slightly higher processor, if it isn't too much of
a price jump. Maybe you could even get into the 64-bit arena for $50
extra; not that much and it might put off your next computer by a year
or two. Just a thought, and I suppose that it would be a lot of
trouble to reselect motherboard/cpu combo.



May 12, 2004, 9:47:15 AM5/12/04
Everything looks like it will work fine together, only thing I saw
that I would change is the CPU/MOBO combo. The FSB on your CPU and
MOBO are key for speed. 333MHz is not that fast anymore. Look into a
800MHz FSB combo and see what you can afford. if you go with the
333MHz you will be looking to upgrade too soon.
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