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Q: Barebone setup

im trying to put together a pc from parts I already own, how ever I have problems with understanding compatbility with hardware. perhaps if someone has the time they might be able to help me?

I have an antec nsk4400 case what type of mother board can I use with this
also I have a pair of 1gig (2gigs total) ram that is PC3200 400MHz DDR Desktop DIMMs I would like to add another pair of 2gig PC3200 400MHz DDR Desktop DIMMs for a total of 6gigs so im assuming the mother board has to have 4 slots for ram and also support PC3200 400MHz DDR Desktop DIMMs
I was hoping to find a compatible setup using these components and also would like to add a processor with built in graphics how hard is this to accomplish? if it helps my main goal is to have a decent gaming pc that can run gw2 and league of legends with ease.

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A: Barebone setup

also these are the system requirements for both games thanks for anyone who takes the time to help me out

Minimum System Requirements:
?2 GHz processor
?1 GB RAM (Windows Vista and 7 users will want 2 GB of RAM or more)
?2 GB available hard disk space
?Shader version 2.0 capable video card
?Support for DirectX v9.0c or better
?Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. (Note: Mac OS and Linux are not currently supported.)
Recommended System Requirements
?3 GHz processor
?2 GB of RAM (Windows Vista and 7 users should use 4 GB of RAM or more.)
?6 GB available hard disk space
?GeForce 8800 or equivalent video card (Dedicated GPU with 512MB+ Video Memory(VRAM))
?Support for DirectX v9.0c or better.
?Windows XP with the latest service pack installed, Windows Vista with the latest service pack installed, or Windows 7 (As stated above: Mac OS and Linux are currently not supported.)
?The latest update to .NET Framework from Microsoft

Minimum System Requirements Announced
- Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or better
- Intel® Core? 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3, AMD Athlon? 64 X2 or better
- NVIDIA GeForce 7800, ATI Radeon X1800, Intel HD 3000 or better (257MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
- 25 GB available HDD space
- Broadband Internet connection
- Keyboard and mouse
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A:Barebone kit gone bad?

Can you confirm that you are using the motherboard standoffs? If not, the motherboard is shorting to the case.
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A:Barebone kit - need help

Is it likely that my repeated attempts to power on the motherboard while it was touching the case has caused permanent damage?Click to expand...

What are my next steps?
Click to expand...

First and foremost, read the guide at the top of the forum regrading building your own system. It is somewhat dated now and needs to be updated however the procedures are still valid.

Could it also have damaged the CPU that was connected at the time?Click to expand...

Possible however you will need to test with a new board properly installed to find out.
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"create my own barebone computer kit".

Hmmm. Not sure I ever heard of that.

Barebones are usually pre-packaged groupings of 3 or 4 primary components, such as case/motherboard/PSU and don't allow you to choose EACH AND EVERY component.

OverclockersUK has barebones:

Systems & Bundles ? Systems ? OcUK Value Barebones - Overclockers UK

They also say: Note - If you would like to make a small change to the specification call our sales team on 0871 200 5052 and they will be happy to help. The lead time on all pre-built barebones is between 24-48 hours.

And also a configurator where you can pick and choose components:

Systems & Bundles ? Systems ? System Configurator - Overclockers UK
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A:Laptop Barebone?

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A:barebone problem

That beep code indicates an urgent temperature issue.

If the heatsink is not correctly fitted to the CPU you have a matter of a few seconds (or less) before destructive temperatures can be reached.

Some CPU's may self limit by shutting down, some may not ... AMD may not from memory, but self destruct instead?
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A:Barebone problem

A barebone? you dont need a motherboard in a barebone.
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A:Barebone system...

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A:new barebone locking up xp

You're trying to use an O/S installation from another motherboard? It's not surprising that it's not working, do a clean install and I suspect you'll have better luck.

On the off chance you have bad memory, download and build the boot floppy. Run it overnight.

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A:200w psu in barebone kit

Dont bet on it being stable at'll pop that baby really quickly.....
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A:Need help with building from a barebone system

Don't worry, we were all noobs once

1. just so you know, barebones systems come as separate components. when you receive it you will still have to assemble/build everything yourself. also you will recive OEM versions, instead of retail which may not have documention and warranty coverage. also, it's pretty much the same price as as buying components separately so you really don't save anything.

2. do not use the power supply that comes with the case, it will be a peice of garbage and will likely cause stability problems, or even damage your system. buy a good PSU, use this guide to help you select a good one.

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4. socket-939 CPUs run memory in dual channel mode, so if you want 512MB, then get 2 x 256MB sticks (or for 1GB use 2 x 512MB) sticks to utilize dual channel.

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A:Barebone Bios Mess!!!!

Why on earth would you flash the bios on a new system ?
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A:Do Barebone Kits come Assembled?

a contradictory question if ever I heared one!

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Try reseating the Ram & Hd.
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I'm back again.

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- Quad core preferred -
- AMD build -
- Good GPU -

Please include a case and if needed extra cooling devices.

Price Range


Windows 7 will be used. If that could be incorporated in the price, great. If not I will make due.



A:Black Friday barebone kits vs. Newegg custom build

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
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Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

That's $700, let me know if that's out of budget.
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A:Vista/XP Dual Boot - Will XP setup continue into GUI setup after reboot of 1st part.?

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-I disabled the UAC and the DEP.
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The operating system is Vista 32 bit.

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Hi -

Boot into SAFEMODE and run SFC from an elevated admin cmd/DOS prompt.

See if it stops at 70% there.

Regards. . .


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That's a broad question, artkhor. What, specifically, are you trying to do?
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Do you have Restore Discs or are you restoring the computer from your hard disk?
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On Dells, you press F2 for setup.