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  • Started 5 years ago by colby
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colby
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Alright, so I'm building my own computer, because I'm sick of not getting what i want from a pre-assembled one. i have a few questions,
I've already picked out the components i want for the system, i need someone to tell me if they are all compatible. heres some links to them on newegg.com. i just need to know if they will all work together.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....14-261-042
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6822136320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813141015
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6819115017
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820220269
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6811146050

Question two, how many watts is all that going to generate? I still have not decided on a power supply.
Question three, where can i get the cheapest windows XP operating system? and can i use the one for retailers on a home computer?

To whoever answers these questions i will be really grateful... thanks for any help.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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colby,

Question Four
Have you ever made a Slipstream Install CD before?
Question Five
The MB comes with a Drivers CD. Does the Drivers CD have a method to make a XP Chipset Driver Install Floppy Disk? or Does the Drivers CD have a Discrete Chipset Driver which you can use to make a XP Slipstream Install CD?.

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colby
Posts: 5

Question Four
Have you ever made a Slipstream Install CD before?

no clue

Question Five
The MB comes with a Drivers CD. Does the Drivers CD have a method to make a XP Chipset Driver Install Floppy Disk? or Does the Drivers CD have a Discrete Chipset Driver which you can use to make a XP Slipstream Install CD?.

still, no clue..

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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colby,

The reason I asked is unless there has been some change that I'm unaware of, XP does not have native support for SATA HDs built in so you will have to either use the F6 Floppy Disk install option to get the Chipset Driver installed or make a XP Slipstream CD incorporating the Chipset Driver. Otherwise, a Clean Install of XP will find NO HDs to load onto no matter if you purchase the Retail or OEM versions of the XP Operating system.
XP is fine and I run it myself but I want you to be aware of what you are going to have to do to successfully install it on Any New Build.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....tallation/
Regards,
Rick P.

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colby
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umm i really dont know what your saying.. i think what you said was, windows xp does not support this hardware so i have to do something to make it? sorry for being a little slow in all this..

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colby
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oh never mind... your saying it wont recognize the HD.... sorry for that.. so, other than that these should be compatible?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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colby,
Since this is your first Build, no one would expect you to know some things. Building is a learning experience. One cannot just choose a bunch of parts from off of an on-line store, slap then together and be off to the races. Building any computer system Requires (Much) Pre-Planning and Forethought plus a Little Knowledge of Software and Hardware.
Regards,
Rick P.

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madmacs
madmacs
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colby,
why not go for Vista? XP is getting pretty out-of-date now, especially with Windows 7 around the corner. What are you planning to do most with with this computer? I ask this because you are wanting to purchase the Q6600.

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