For weeks now I have been using these forums and others as well of reading seemingky thousands of hardware reviews. And now I think it is time to order.
Motherboard: Epox 8K7A
CPU: AMD tbird 1.33 with normal stepping
CPU heatsink: Thermalright SK6
CPU Fan: ThermalTake 31CFM 28dB Fan
Case: Antec SX840 (2 standard exhaust fans)
Power Supply: Enermax 431W Whisper
Additional Case Fans: 2 Panaflow 39.6 CFM @ 32dB
Memory: Crucial PC2100 cas 2.5
Hard Drive: IBM 40gb 7200rpm
Video Card: MSI GeForce 2 Pro 64mb Tv-out
Sound Card: SoundBlaster Live X-Gamer 5.1
CD-RW: LiteOn 12x10x32
Floppy: Mitsumi Standard
Zip: Iomega 100mb (by NEC)
Modem: US robotics 56k v.90 sportster PCI
I am going to be running all of this stuff on windows ME.
Anybody see any major flaws? Missing anything?
Couple of questions:
1. How do I go about getting all of these fans hooked up? The epox has 4 fan headers on it. 1 for the CPU fan I got that. 1 for the standard shipset cooler on the mobo. This leaves 2 headers for the case fans. I have four. I'm sure this is a stupid question but how else do you hook the fans up? The two panaflows I am buying are from http://www.plycon.com/cgibin/shopper.cgi and it says they do not come with molex connecters. do I need these connecters to hook up the fans? Or is there some other way?
2. http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp?model=EP-8K7A&x=13&y=18 is a link to my crucial ram options. I want the 256 stick of PC2100. But there are two of those. One says 32x64 while the other says 32x72 with ECC. What does this mean? and which one is better?
Any info or advice you guys can give me I would appreciate A LOT! So please help an idiot out!