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PC Advice: Building One From "scratch"  
User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

Here's the deal... a month or so ago my Athlon XP 2100+ machine died, taking one hard drive and the mobo with it. I decided that since most of the components were still good (brand new 500W power supply bought after the failure, both optical drives, floppy, IDE Zip 100, case, a butt ton of fans) I would replace the necessary 'guts' with new parts. I wanted to give it some later upgrade-ability, but I'm on a bit of a budget, so what I've chosen is:

Mobo: Asus M2N-E SLI (It has 4 SATA and 2 PATA/IDE ports, which I need)
Proc: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000
RAM: Mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 PC800
HD: Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Video: XFX GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI-E 16x

(I'm not playing anything resembling the latest games on it, that will be ample for what I need)

I've installed the OS (Windows XP) from scratch a few times on new hard drives before, but never had to deal with setting up the BIOS and all that stuff.

How would I go about doing that? I do not do ANY overclocking... if I want to go faster I'll buy faster stuff.

Thanks in advance.  Smile

I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8505 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

Should be right. I doubt the bios will require any significant tinkering.

User currently offlineMham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4509 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

Install the hardware and fire it up. There will probably be motherboard drivers to install but no big deal. The BIOS is not a problem either, you will get good documentation with Asus.
Expect to use a lot more electricity with that chip.

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