Okay, I'll use my case. But as for the mobo... now let me get what you said straight. If I buy the A7N8X, I'll need a "regular" plate to go on back? And what, by the way, did you mean by wireless adapter-- I... I don't think I need one of those, but what is it?
After the case and mobo, I'll need the CPU and shit, right?
And could you dumb it down just a tad for me next time?
> cool case, psu *should* be good enough. I just like antec being that it has a
> separate line for each voltage (instead of the 3.3v being derived from the 5v
> line) and its quality (=hella heavy). I haven't heard of that brand of PSU, but
> it really should do for what your using it for.
> As for the other suggestions on CA, WinXP is a must. Dual boot Win98se to play
> older games if you must, but WinXP is superb for stability and usability. I
> once thought that I'd never give up Win98SE, but once I made WinXP look and work
> like the classic windows shell, its been nothing but smooth sailing.
> As for itchynadz comment, if you want a full nforce, get the A7N8X-Deluxe or
> A7N8X-E Deluxe (same thing, only the -E has the ASUS wireless adapter port
> onboard). being that they are the only A7N8X's with IEEE1394 (aka Firewire),
> Serial ATA, and Soundstorm 5.1 surround sound as well as dual channel ddr
> support. As for ASUS/Newegg, if you want you can go refurb. I'm running 2 ASUS
> refurb boards (A7N8X Deluxe and plain A7N8X in this house) and the ASUS refurb
> quality is pretty much perfect (it works just as well as my retail A7N8X Deluxe
> I have in my PC). However, the IO Panel on the back for this style of
> motherboard is not normal ATX, the ports are kinda in different places, so the
> refurb one won't come with the io plate to fit it. However, I picked one up on
> ebay for $5 or so, if not, if you're good with a dremel tool or the like, you
> could grind out a regular atx ioplate to fit it ;)
> Other than that 512mb is fine, 1gb is nice for some of the newer games tho.
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