Celeron 1GHz CPU
Biostar M6VCF Mobo
Celestica Gold Edition Ati Radeon 9200 SE (128MB) AGP
I will only need to buy Mobo, RAM and CPU. I will reuse my graphics card.
So I checked some things out, I am looking at the following components:
Mobo: ASUS P5S800-VM (Socket 775)
CPU: Celeron D 326J @ 2.5GHz
RAM: 512MB DDR PC3200 Non ECC (Cosiar or Kingston)
Now for my questions. ASUS P5S800-VM has AGP 8X but says it only suports V1.5, My card states the following:
Pentium 4/III/II/Celeron, AMD K6/Athlon or compatible with AGP 2.0 Compliant BUS- AGP 2X (3.3V), AGP 4X (1.5V), or AGP2X/4X based systems.
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
So it would seem to me that if the mobo suports 1.5V only that the card will be forced to run at 4X, perfectly fine for me. But will my AGP card be compatible or will it blow up?
Next question is reguarding CPU and heatsink/fan instalation. When I built a computer for a client, it was socket 478, and I had such a problem installing the fan, I think cause when I placed it, it was offset. Had to get sales person to install it properly. I relize they come with documentation, but should I perhaps pay someone to install the fan?
Also is Kengiston and cosiar about the same in terms of quality?