On Sun, 5 Oct 2008 21:04:25 +0100, Jon <spam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>I'm about to order parts for a new system for a mate, could someone just
>sense-check this and see if I've made any obvious flaws? It's been about
>a year since I last built: (Dabs quicklinx codes in brackets)
>Gigabyte MCP68s MATX board with oboard vga, lan, audio and Sata 2
>AMD Athlon 64 x2 5000 AM2 processor (541SWS)
>Crucial 2Gb 240 pin DDR2 PC2-5300 (4Q6NWS)
>Seagate baracuda 320Gb Sata2 (42QDWS)
>Midi tower case with 450W PSU (53VDWS)
>LG Sata DVD-RW (5419WS)
>Before I place an order I always get really paranoid that the board wont
>fit the case, or the processor wont fit the board etc. I usually use
>full size ATX but want something abit smaller this time. Will all these
>bits go together?
Yes (though make sure you've got a heatsink+fan in that CPU package).
PC bits are like lego now, almost impossible to get the wrong kit
unless you're looking at strange stuff - in which case you should
already know what you're up to.
Cheers - Jaimie
"If you think C++ is not overly complicated, just what is a protected
abstract virtual base pure virtual private destructor, and when was the
last time you needed one?" - Tom Cargil, C++ Journal