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November 21, 2001 9:19:20 AM

<b>I'm getting ready to upgrade my PC. These are the parts I'm looking to order for the upgrade. Does everything look good to go here?</b>

ENLIGHT EN-72370X3C4 MEDIUM ATX TOWER CASE with 1 Internal CaseFan - OEM Recommended by AMD and INTEL Pentium 4 Ready with 300Watts Power Supply

SHUTTLE AK31A AMD K7 VIA APOLLO KT266A SOCKET A ATX MOTHERBOARD - RETAIL New Ver.. VIA VT8366A/VT8233 Chipset. Supports AMD K7 Athlon/Duron FSB 200/266 Processors. Four 184 Pin Up to 4GB DDR SDRAM DIMM. Onboard AC97 Audio 1 4XAGP, 6XPCI, 1XCNR. Supports ATA 33/66/100 MB/s IDE Interface.

AMD Thunderbird 1.2GHz 266MHz Bus Socket A processor Retail Box Version with HeatSink and Fan

CRUCIAL MICRON 256MB 32x64 PC 2100 DDR RAM - OEM 184-Pin, CL=2.5-Unbuffered 2.5V Requires DDR supported Motherboard - Lifetime Warranty. OEM/ NOT RETAIL BOX.

<b>parts I already own:</b>

Riva TNT2 video card 32meg RAM
Soundblaster LIVE
Standard 3.5 floppy
Standard Lucent Win modem

<font color=red>all this HARDware nonsense is giving me a headache!</font color=red> :frown:

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November 21, 2001 9:35:44 AM

Sounds ok - I'ed get some more fans though and mod the case a bit. 1 Fan isn't really that much. Unless of course it's a large case. Then you have plenty of room.

Just reread - medium case. This should be ok, Don't forget though youare now using high sepc equipment - ie 1.2 gig is quite high. so cooling is becoming more and more important. check these guys out for ultimate cooling <A HREF="" target="_new">Chill Me </A>

Good luck.

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November 21, 2001 12:20:53 PM

If you dont overclock, one case fan and the retail heatsink is all you will ever need.

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November 21, 2001 1:54:06 PM

yeah...I've heard those chips can get fairly hot. I'm not much into games, but I still want a fast PC. I'm considering doing some home recording on it and I use Photoshop also so the faster the better in most respects. However, I was considering maybe a little slower chip since I'm not a gamer. I also don't want to upgrade and then be out of date...

<font color=red>all this HARDware nonsense is giving me a headache!</font color=red> :frown: