Pointers on Building from Barebones
Posted on 2002-07-28
I've bought a Gigabyte GA-7DX+ motherboard with AMD XP 1800+ CPU that will arrive installed and in a case with fan. I'm hoping to build a unit that uses components I've had laying around, including a 45GB 5400 RPM HDD, DVD-ROM and CD-RW ROM, as well as an AGP 32MB video card, with 512MB DDR RAM. I've substituted hard drives, installed additional RAM memory and put in PCI cards before, but never started more or less from scratch. I have a 4GB HDD from an old computer that has Windows 98SE and thought I might use that as the primary and the 45GB as a slave.
Any helpful advice? I'll offer 25 or more points a shot (by posting additional "questions" to which I'll give credit for your already given answers" for tips that expand my knowledge on what to watch out for, and could probably use pointers on things like adjusting voltage, requirements for cables and the like, whether I can expect to just put the old HDD into the new unit and have plug and play get me to where I need to be re: the rest of the installation. Are there possible incompatibilities I may discover.