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Winsis WA-06 Black SGCC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 400W Power Supply - OEM








Intel Pentium 4 631 Cedar Mill 3.0GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Single-Core Processor - Retail





MASSCOOL 8W553B1M3 90mm Ball CPU Cooler - Retail




Foxconn 945G7MC-KS2HV LGA 775 Intel 945G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail





Crucial X2 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model CT12864AA667 - OEM



rest of the parts I have here like HD, cdrom etc.

Should be here in a few days and i can set it up.

What do you think? no speed demon I guess but should work well.

Sold my Power mac to buy this.

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I guess it looks like a promising OSx86 budget build :) However I would have very strongly recommended to get a decent PSU and CPU. PSUs aren't the time to get cheap. I would have at least gotten a very low end Core 2 Duo CPU...Pentium 4s are fading away.


Anyway, good luck with the build :D

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One thing, I hope you've noticed that your case is an ATX Mid Tower and that the motherboard is MicroATX. This means that the motherboard may not fit properly in the case and may not mount properly, unless your case supports MicroATX motherboards.

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Hmm..yeah, there are mixed experiences about MATX MoBos in ATX cases. Some have gotten it to work while some say that a few of the holes where you screw the screws into the standoffs don't match up with the holes in the case.


I don't know, you gotta try it out and see ^_^


Good luck!


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FYI, the motherboard you selected ( Foxconn 945G7MC-KS2HV LGA 775 Intel 945G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard) should work just fine. I purchased one for my HTPC, but ended up returning it because it didnt support optical audio out. I was able to install Kalyway 10.5.1 on it without issue.


I did have to update the BIOS to the latest version for the MB to correctly recognize my CPU and RAM. (it detected the CPU (C2D e4550 2.2Ghz) as running at 546 Mhz and my 800mhz ram running at 156 Mhz. Post BIOS update the mb recognized my CPU and RAM correctly.

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