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I'm attempting to assemble a computer out of some spare parts given to me by a friend. I'm not shooting for anything fancy, I just want to make something cheap that I can use as a learning experience, and possibly wifi capabilities. I know these parts are old and outdated but I don't want to sink a lot of money into something I may accidentally destroy :whistling: I plan on using [bleep] Small Linux as my OS and booting it from a usb flash drive.
Here's what i got
SL46S 533MHz Intel Celeron Processor Processor
2X 64MB PC100 SDRAM 168-PIN DIMM
Gateway Riser Card E1400 NLX
Fan, heatsink
and a CRT Monitor! :blink:

I'm in need of a motherboard, here's what I came up with.
Motherboard

This is what I was thinking for my internet
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833315041

When it comes to the PSU I'm pretty lost, any recommendations would be appreciated
I think all of my components will be compatible, but I'm new at this so chances are I missed something.
I would appreciate any help, Thanks
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That's not a standard motherboard, that looks like a Gateway special daughter board-type card which won't work on its own.
In fact your "riser card" probably won't work on its own either but I can't find a picture to determine this or not.
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I don't think a 533 MHz CPU will be able to do anything......
Maybe you should put just a little $$ into the CPU and get something more practical.
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Here are some pics of the riser card, I apologize for the bad pic quality

The NLX form factor is very confusing, I can't find anything explaining the Mobo/riser card compatibility. Will any riser card work with any NLX mobo?
If I can't find a compatible NLX mobo I may not use the riser card and go with a regular ATX board. Any suggestions?

I know that the processor is pretty......outdated but it's something I already have, and my goal here is just to build a working computer. I don't want to sink a lot of money into something that I may break. So for now my philosophy is if it works, great but if not at least I didn't spend a lot on it. It is more of a learning thing for me. Plus if it works I can always get something a littel more up to date later.
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The riser cards in these configurations would be unique to the original board they came with and therefore entirely useless on their own. As a general rule they are not transferable.

You'd be far better off in all honesty just buying a standard motherboard for that processor from somewhere like eBay, seeing as you will not be able to get the Socket 370 boards brand new anymore.
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