Nintendo Switch review: Hands-on with the intuitive modular console and its disappointing games…
Hi, taken me ages to sort myself out and decide on what I want. I have the following components and would just like a final checkover to make sure I am not making any huge compatability errors. Any input is appreciated even if it is just a: "yeah, that'll work".
1x Case - Antec P180 EU Aluminium Super Miditower - No PSU
1x MB - Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 Nvidia NF4 ATX - Sound 2 x GIGA LAN 1394a USB 2.0 1066 MHz FSB SATA-R
1x CPU - AMD Athlon 64 (ADA3700BNBOX) 3700 CPU Skt 939 San Diego Retail inc Heat Sink Fan 3 Years Warranty
1x HDD - Maxtor 7V250F0 250GB SATA300 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM
1x PSU - Antec TruePower II 550W 20-24pin PSU
2x Mem - CRUCIAL 1GB DDR PC3200 400MHz 184-PIN UNBUFF 128MX64 Memory Modules
1x GFX - 256MB XFX 7900GT 520M, Mem 1500 MHz, GPU 520 MHz, 24 Pipes, Dual DVI-I HDTV VIVO
As long as you've checked that the memory is compatible with the motherboard, which I assume you have as you mention Crucial, it looks fine. Does the board support dual channel memory and if so are you getting 2 x 512mb so you can use that rather than one 1 gig module? I presume if you're keeping a floppy drive you're using the one from the old PC. Might I also suggest using the old hard drive from the other PC, presumming you're scrapping it and not selling it on, in an enclosure so you have an external hard drive, invaluable for backing up and they are really rather cheap, about £20ish.
Just thought of one thing, I bought a rather good Tagan power supply at Xmas and found it a bit of a pain to fit, it has so many leads on it. Make sure your power supply is modular so you can remove the leads you don't need rather than trying to tuck them all away, if I was buying a power supply again I would definately get a modular one.
Apart from those thoughts it sounds like a really nice system and hopefully will last you for a long time to come.
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