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Hello guys and gals I was wondering since I am building a new pc and I had some questions.

Ive got all of the putting together part done but i was wondering how would i go about installing the motherboard and also i have to install Windows Xp first and then the mobo will autodetect ???
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How have you finished putting the parts together if yo u haven't installed the motherboard? The motherboard is the first thing you need to populate with parts. You install the CPU, RAM, expansion cards, etc. and then install the motherboard into your case. As for installing Windows, you adjust your boot order in the BIOS so your computer boots from CD first then you stick the Windows CD in and restart your computer.
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TomK wrote:
How have you finished putting the parts together if yo u haven't installed the motherboard? The motherboard is the first thing you need to populate with parts. .


Durr im not stupid i havent built it yet... i was just asking

would it be better to install Windows Xp on a different pc. ???

then put the hdd into the new pc or would it start to auto detect the other motherboard and stuff ?
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Skirge wrote:
TomK wrote:
How have you finished putting the parts together if yo u haven't installed the motherboard? The motherboard is the first thing you need to populate with parts. .


Durr im not stupid i havent built it yet... i was just asking

would it be better to install Windows Xp on a different pc. ???

then put the hdd into the new pc or would it start to auto detect the other motherboard and stuff ?


So why wouldn't you say you haven't built it yet? I can't read your mind hence the importance of you giving me as much information as you can.

You must install Windows XP on the computer you are using it on.
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Always in the pc you´re using the HD..that´s because windows will detect the hardware you´re using (or any other SO) and "adjust" to it.That´s why every time you change something in your hardware he recognizes it!

p.s: this is a simple explanation :)
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Ok i was wondering what you guys thought of this setup right here...
its wut i plan to buy... prolly a lil after christmas


Case: RAIDMAX Astro ATX Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811156018
Mobo: DFI nF4-DAGF Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813136160
Video card: 6800 GS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150118
Powersupply: FSP Group (Fortron Source) 450W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817104954
Ram: Patriot pc 3200 1 gig
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820220037
CPU: MD Opteron 146 Venus 1GHz Skt 939
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819103598
DVD Drive: LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.a ... 6827106988
Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar SE 80GB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.a ... 6822135106
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If your going to invest I´d recomend an sli mobo...
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nah im fine with one videocard... i dont need SLI

How does it all work anyways... do i plug my monitor into one of the cards then the other one is giving the first one more power and a bit more FPS and stuff like that... ????
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http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=Njk2

with sli you would only need to buy a similar graphic card for a nice upgrade...not selling yours and buying a new one (also a similar graphic card will be less expensive then)
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I know what SLI is but it just doesent seam worth it...
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It's not very good value in my opinion. You may as well just buy the latest and greatest graphics card instead of buying 2x mid-range cards. Also, the graphics cards need to be the EXACT same.
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look at it this way. you buy the best card now. and further down the line if you want more power, chances are there are gonna be better cards out by now and the one you originally bought is cheaper now and you could just buy that and increase your pcs ability for games and whatnot for less. i dont know but in my opinion i would go with the sli for the fact it might come in handy in the future.

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