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Re: [vox-tech] Mobo Question



In the looks department i was talking about so when i see it, i'd know what
it was *shrugs*  now how do mobo's connect to the case?  is it screws,
soldering or what?

-Gage
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 10:09 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Mobo Question


> begin: Gage_006 <fan49@softcom.net> quote
> > well the only thing i don't know is what the different cases look like
and
> > what mobo's can fit into em and stuff like that.
>
> don't worry about the looks.  that's the last thing to worry about.
> recall the millenium falcon.  "she doesn't look like much, but she's got
it
> where it counts".  i was able to hijack every phone switch in western
florida
> with an apple ][+ that was painted in holstein black and white and had a
> bunch of holes drilled in the side because i kept guessing the length of
> cable for the NMI card wrong.  that was waaaay before there was ever a
> company called gateway.  :)
>
> there are 3 form factors, but you'll probably see only one of them.  get
an
> "ATX mobo" and an "ATX case" and you'll be fine.  some modern ATX mobos
are
> wide, so they might be tight in a small case, but should still fit with a
> little coaxing.
>
> one last thing you'll want to look at is power requirements.  if you go
with
> AMD, get an AMD rated power supply (often comes with a case).  don't get
> anything less than 300W.  i have an 400W enhance electronics power supply,
> and never regretted the 40 bucks i paid for it.
>
> > I really want to build my
> > own computer and the only thing i don't know already is mobo and cases.
> > This would just be to have a computer in my room again (the last one
decided
> > to die on me...stupid ibm aptivas)
>
> i have a suspicion it's more complicated than you're thinking, but keep
> asking questions -- i'll try to answer as best as i can.  it's a topic
with
> ALOT of terminology, ALOT of TLA's and ALOT of minor details.  without
people
> like foo lim henry house and chris lupo, i would've been completely lost
when
> i did my AMD research.
>
> pete
>



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