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Old 01-06-01, 08:16 PM
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I just 'built' my own PC from the ground up!!!!!! Thanks to all of you that helped me with info and suggestions!! I couldn't have done it without you!!!

Bought myself a-

New Tower-holds 4 5.25 drives, 2 floppy/zips, 3 hard drives

ASUS CUSL2 (815 Chipset) Motherboard

Pentium III 933 MHz processor

Western Digital Hard Drive (40gig)

Yamaha 16X10X40 CR-RW

Soundblaster card

256MB RAM


...also installed-

DVD-ROM Drive
Floppy
HP 4X4X24 CD-RW
Maxtor 15gig Hard Drive

All I need now is a new video card and I'm set!!!!!!!!

I'm not bragging, I'm just so friggin' excited that it all went together without a hitch!!!!!

Thanks to all of you guys, all of this went so smoothly!!!!!!


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Old 01-06-01, 08:50 PM
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CONGRATS!!

BTW, you are not the man. Linus is the man.

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Old 01-06-01, 09:33 PM
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How much was the Yamaha drive? I'm looking to upgrade from my 4X4, and missed the $99 iomega .
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Send it down here and I'll test it for ya!

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Old 01-06-01, 11:28 PM
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Wait, wait, wait, is the new PC up and running yet? I don't suppose it is until you get a video card in ther and the HD loaded with an operating system and get everything copacetic with each other.

Buying/Ordering the stuff is easy, it's the loading and integrating of all the components that will determine if you really are the FRIGGIN' MAN! or not. Heh. Just having some fun. We'll be here when you are on Phase II of the DIY PC.


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Old 01-07-01, 12:09 AM
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way to go!!

May I suggest an ATI Radeon DDR?
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Patman:
Wait, wait, wait, is the new PC up and running yet? I don't suppose it is until you get a video card in ther and the HD loaded with an operating system and get everything copacetic with each other.

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i think he said a 'new' video card.. i took it that he is implying he already had an old video card.. surely he wouldnt be on here celebrating that everything went smooth before its all put together

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Hey, I built a dual 933mhz P3 system, so that makes me twice the man.
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by randyc:
Hey, I built a dual 933mhz P3 system, so that makes me twice the man.
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Sounds like somebody's trying to compensate for something else...
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Now it's time to overclock that 933 and do some real bragging!
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Patman,

I took the video card out of my old PC, as well as my Ethernet card. The rest is pretty much new. I got my 40gig hard drive a little over a week ago, and I hooked it up to my old PC also. When I dropped it into the new one, Win 98 came right up, after BIOS. 4KRG, I'll check into that video card. I'm liking your motherboard pick so far, so I'll definitely look into the video card.

cartman-The Yamaha drive is in this weeks Best Buy ad for $279 plus you get a $20 shopping card. I paid $299 online (before coupon). It also comes with some really cool software-Direct CD, EZ CD Creator, Photohouse Deluxe, PageMill, a Neato CD labeling kit, etc... I love it!! No problems with it so far!!

randyc-that's cool! I'm still trying to learn all this stuff, but this was a major step for me. The whole time I was putting it together, I kept saying-"It'll never work...". I'll be posting questions here the next time I get a bright idea and try to upgrade something, or overclock, etc...

Thanks again guys!!!

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Does the reset button work? Heh.


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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Patman:
Does the reset button work? Heh.


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Yeah, it sure does! I wasn't sure until I read your post, then I said huh, I wonder if it does, I pushed it, and woo hoo!! My old PC didn't have a reset button, so I wasn't really worried about this one, but it's nice to know it works!!

...edited to say...why would you ask THAT question??

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Just to make sure you connected all the pertinent connectors from the case to the motherboard.


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256k of ram! WOW, you have more than anyone I have ever heard of?


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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Infinity:
256k of ram! WOW, you have more than anyone I have ever heard of?

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Shoot, locally, 128MB PC133 CAS3 RAM is $55/$60, so I'm going to buy me one more stick of the stuff myself during lunch. You can order it for around $50 (including shipping).


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Patman, it's been a very long time since anyone discussed RAM in terms of 256k. I think my Osborne or Kaypro CPM machines had something close to that.
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Sorry.

I've been checking my speed test, and reading manuals, etc... I'm sure you know I meant 256MB. I think my brain is a little fried after the last three days!
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by randyc:
Patman, it's been a very long time since anyone discussed RAM in terms of 256k. I think my Osborne or Kaypro CPM machines had something close to that.
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Yeah, I got that much for my CompuPro, had to use up two S-100 slots for the boards to hold it all, and it cost over $5000 in real money. But it was very nice, very fast static RAM. Of couse my CPU's only got up to about 10MHz. I ought to see if that sucker still boots up!
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by 4KRG:
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way to go!!

May I suggest an ATI Radeon DDR?
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4KRG- I ordered one from Outpost!! It'll be here tomorrow morning(Free overnight shipping!). Thanks again!!
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by dvdsteve2000:
4KRG- I ordered one from Outpost!! It'll be here tomorrow morning(Free overnight shipping!). Thanks again!!
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ATI is solid company (even thought they are Canadian )

Do yourself a favor an throw away the drivers that ship with the card. Download new ones from here and install them.

http://support.atitech.ca/products/p...ics/index.html

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quote:<HR>Originally posted by 4KRG:
ATI is solid company (even thought they are Canadian )

Do yourself a favor an throw away the drivers that ship with the card. Download new ones from here and install them.

http://support.atitech.ca/products/p...ics/index.html

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Will do, thanks!!

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