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#1 granmaf

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 01:00 AM

i would like to redo an old ibm aptiva E5D. Can I use the case to build a new computer? Also what kind of motherboard will fit in it?i am new to this and enjoy learning things about computers.

if you buy a motherboard does it come with a heatsink?I don't think it does but just checking.

probably will need to get all new parts because it has intel 400mhz pentium ll processor,100mhz front side bus,64mb sync dram, 8gb hard drive, 2xdvd-rom, 512kb l2 pipeline burst cache,56k(v.90 compatible) data/fax modem,4mb syncgraghic memory, and 2 usb ports. if i can use the modem and what ever it would help on the cost. trying to not spend to much in case i do it wrong. been reading up on building a computer and it sounds like a challenge. any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 05:14 AM

they usually have a certain form factor to them which makes difficult, a motherboard and/or a power supply. go into your local computer syore, ask them for a used box, they will probally give one to you or sell one for $5-10bucks. a generic full atx tower will give you the neccessary space for most boards.
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Posted 18 August 2005 - 05:38 AM

Forget the old PC and any of its stuff, buy entirely new PC

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 08:55 AM

thanks, i am going to buy new case & parts so i'll be able to upgrade them later if i want to

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 08:30 PM

shula, some old computers are good to practice on, you can make them into proxy servers, printservers, gateways, run emulation programs on, and not every one has the money to buy a new one because their other one is old.
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