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"New" Computer from old parts.

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
hey guys,

i've bought enough upgrades to make a computer out of my old parts! lol.
probably a dumb question but, can the system function without use of a
floppy? the case uses up one of the floppy bays to house the frontside usb
ports/mic/audio/firewire and i want to use the other for a card reader. just
wondering if i can use the system without buying a floppy drive.

for those of you interested, here are the specs on my 2nd machine:

AMD Athlon XP2000+
512mb pc2700 Infineon, 1gb on the way pending ebay purchase
ECS K7S5A-Pro
MSI MX4000 64mb AGP
on board audio, buying a Creative 5.1 SoundBlaster Live!

I got bored one night and decided to spend my time building this computer
from scratch. i guess working in two seperate computer companies was
useful.
XP2500+ System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon XP 2500+ -->3000+ (3200+ max) ASUS A7N8X Deluxe XFX 7600GT 256mb 128bit AGP Dual DVI 2x1024 Corsair CMX1024-3200C2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80Gb Maxtor LG CDRW 52x32x52 WinXP Pro SP2 LG L194WTX-BF 19" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech® Cordless MX™ Duo Ultra X-Connect 550W Black Steel Case w/window Logitech® Cordless MX™ Duo 
Mouse Pad
nGEAR USB Light Mouse Pad 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon XP 2500+ -->3000+ (3200+ max) ASUS A7N8X Deluxe XFX 7600GT 256mb 128bit AGP Dual DVI 2x1024 Corsair CMX1024-3200C2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80Gb Maxtor LG CDRW 52x32x52 WinXP Pro SP2 LG L194WTX-BF 19" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech® Cordless MX™ Duo Ultra X-Connect 550W Black Steel Case w/window Logitech® Cordless MX™ Duo 
Mouse Pad
nGEAR USB Light Mouse Pad 
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post #2 of 9
Yeah it will work without a floppy - you just need to disable any reference to a floppy drive in the BIOS, or you'll get an error when you try and boot up.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 @ 3.1GHz ASus P5K-E XFX HD5750 2x2GB Team Elite PC6400 + 2x2GB G.Skill Pi Series. 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB 7200.10 + 160gb WD Windows Vista x64 SP1 Dell SP23" something W. Saitek USB 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Something or other. Beige ATX Mid Case Belkin GLOWY Optical None 
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E6750 @ 3.1GHz ASus P5K-E XFX HD5750 2x2GB Team Elite PC6400 + 2x2GB G.Skill Pi Series. 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB 7200.10 + 160gb WD Windows Vista x64 SP1 Dell SP23" something W. Saitek USB 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Something or other. Beige ATX Mid Case Belkin GLOWY Optical None 
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post #3 of 9
Awesome little machine. I myself have enough spare parts to build two decent PCs (I'm a packrat ). That PC has Linux writen all over it .
You don't need the floppy, unless you are a hardcore supporter of FDD (like me; all my PCs have them) or plan to use it to flash BIOSes (not eally needed even for that).
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8320 Sabertooth 990FX Nitro+ RX480 Kingston HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO  Kingston HyperX 3K Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Kubuntu  Windows 10 Pro Dell U2515H CM Quickfire TK (Cherry Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Enthoo Pro Logitech G502 Logitech G440 
Audio
Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Sempron 3300+ HP stock mobo (laptop) 200M (IGP) 2x1GB PC3200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
100GB ATA133 DVD/CDRW Kubuntu 32 bit 14.1" (1280x768) 
Power
6 cell 
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FX 8320 Sabertooth 990FX Nitro+ RX480 Kingston HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO  Kingston HyperX 3K Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Kubuntu  Windows 10 Pro Dell U2515H CM Quickfire TK (Cherry Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Enthoo Pro Logitech G502 Logitech G440 
Audio
Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Sempron 3300+ HP stock mobo (laptop) 200M (IGP) 2x1GB PC3200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
100GB ATA133 DVD/CDRW Kubuntu 32 bit 14.1" (1280x768) 
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post #4 of 9
that mobo is crap for OCing...i had one in my old rig
but its predy good at stock
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 GA-990XA-UD3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 Corsair  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair  2x500GB 7200.11 RAID 0 + 320GB 7200.11 1x DVD Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22" Acer WS Logitech Ergo 700W OCZ GameXstream Antec 300 
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RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair  2x500GB 7200.11 RAID 0 + 320GB 7200.11 1x DVD Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22" Acer WS Logitech Ergo 700W OCZ GameXstream Antec 300 
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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
lol i know its crap, ECS spells crap (they just disguise that with different letters) i only made this machine because i felt like it.
XP2500+ System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon XP 2500+ -->3000+ (3200+ max) ASUS A7N8X Deluxe XFX 7600GT 256mb 128bit AGP Dual DVI 2x1024 Corsair CMX1024-3200C2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80Gb Maxtor LG CDRW 52x32x52 WinXP Pro SP2 LG L194WTX-BF 19" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech® Cordless MX™ Duo Ultra X-Connect 550W Black Steel Case w/window Logitech® Cordless MX™ Duo 
Mouse Pad
nGEAR USB Light Mouse Pad 
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XP2500+ System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon XP 2500+ -->3000+ (3200+ max) ASUS A7N8X Deluxe XFX 7600GT 256mb 128bit AGP Dual DVI 2x1024 Corsair CMX1024-3200C2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80Gb Maxtor LG CDRW 52x32x52 WinXP Pro SP2 LG L194WTX-BF 19" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech® Cordless MX™ Duo Ultra X-Connect 550W Black Steel Case w/window Logitech® Cordless MX™ Duo 
Mouse Pad
nGEAR USB Light Mouse Pad 
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post #6 of 9
Lol. Nothing wrong with an old system. I have an old PIII that i built from computer parts that were thrown away and called it Frankenstein. Currently sitting in a box somewhere in my house...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 4Ghz@1.24V Asus P6T Deluxe eVGA GTX 285 12GB Patriot DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24@1.65V 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x640GB WD in RAID 0+1TB Seagate 7200.11 HP LightScribe DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 22" Samsung 720p HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 1000W Antec TruePower Quattro CoolerMaster ATCS 840 Logitech G9x 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 4Ghz@1.24V Asus P6T Deluxe eVGA GTX 285 12GB Patriot DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24@1.65V 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x640GB WD in RAID 0+1TB Seagate 7200.11 HP LightScribe DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 22" Samsung 720p HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 1000W Antec TruePower Quattro CoolerMaster ATCS 840 Logitech G9x 
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post #7 of 9
Any MB that works is good just not good for OCing
All that will make for a good secong PC
    
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X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
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post #8 of 9
i do the same thing 2 silver,i build pcs from what eva parts i got...i use all the best parts from 4 dif pcs & make 1 pc.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6300 1.86 @2.6 MSI P6N SLI-FI @1500mhz FSB 9600 GT G.SKILL 2GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 GB Western Digi LG GSA-H10L Vista Ultimate SP1 Dell P991 19" CRT<<DEAD Alive>> (20" Sam 205BW) 
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Microsoft wireless THERMALTAKE TR2 500W ARK 6099-CA Trackball 
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C2D E6300 1.86 @2.6 MSI P6N SLI-FI @1500mhz FSB 9600 GT G.SKILL 2GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 GB Western Digi LG GSA-H10L Vista Ultimate SP1 Dell P991 19" CRT<<DEAD Alive>> (20" Sam 205BW) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless THERMALTAKE TR2 500W ARK 6099-CA Trackball 
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post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
i work at a second hand store so i love to find computer parts that get
donated. i've also been scavenging used merchandise sites in my local area
to look for things to buy lol! its fun to see what people have that i can add
to my own pc's.

but anywho, the second pc also gives me an excuse to buy a new keyboard
(to replace my original acer keyboard from 1996) and also buy a 19"
Widescreen LG LCD

not that i need excuses to buy things, i buy them anyways!

oh! and i bought a brand new logitech usb mouse from work for $3.99 -30% employee discount.
XP2500+ System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon XP 2500+ -->3000+ (3200+ max) ASUS A7N8X Deluxe XFX 7600GT 256mb 128bit AGP Dual DVI 2x1024 Corsair CMX1024-3200C2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80Gb Maxtor LG CDRW 52x32x52 WinXP Pro SP2 LG L194WTX-BF 19" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech® Cordless MX™ Duo Ultra X-Connect 550W Black Steel Case w/window Logitech® Cordless MX™ Duo 
Mouse Pad
nGEAR USB Light Mouse Pad 
  hide details  
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XP2500+ System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon XP 2500+ -->3000+ (3200+ max) ASUS A7N8X Deluxe XFX 7600GT 256mb 128bit AGP Dual DVI 2x1024 Corsair CMX1024-3200C2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80Gb Maxtor LG CDRW 52x32x52 WinXP Pro SP2 LG L194WTX-BF 19" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech® Cordless MX™ Duo Ultra X-Connect 550W Black Steel Case w/window Logitech® Cordless MX™ Duo 
Mouse Pad
nGEAR USB Light Mouse Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
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