Certain Cases for Certain CPU's?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Christopher Chung, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. Christopher Chung

    Christopher Chung Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2001
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    *SNORE* Chris here again,

    I keep posting stuff about me building my new computer, but I'm new at it, so please forgive me.

    Okay, I think I chose the case I want for my AMD XP 1800+, but the specs say that it is "For P4" but not specifically for the Pentium 4.

    Now does this matter at all? Or are they just noting that it is compatable with all CPU's INCLUDING P4?

    Thanks, and oh yeah....

    I want to put on Win XP Pro, so should I just just buy the OEM version available with a hardware purchase through NewEgg.com?

    THANK YOU!!!
     
  2. Camp

    Camp Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 1999
    Messages:
    2,301
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    No, the CPU doesn't matter. The motherboard form factor is what matters. Most mainstream mobos are ATX and most mainstream cases are designed to fit them.

    I'd recommend going OEM for the OS. It'll save you quite a bit.
     
  3. Christopher Chung

    Christopher Chung Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2001
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    WHEW!! I knew I only had to worry about the ATX form factor. Cool. And I guess I'll go with the OEM OS.

    THANKS CAMP

    Is there anything that is included with the Retail version that is not included with the OEM, besides the manual??

    Chris
     
  4. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 1999
    Messages:
    4,203
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just put in a P4 system. All P4 mobo's have a new power connector, (it's a 2 x 2 shape), so you have to have a P4 power supply or the mobo won't work. That would be their definition of a P4 case.

    You can put P3 mobo's in them, though. It is just an extra connector.

    Glenn
     
  5. AllenD

    AllenD Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2000
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Chris,
    I have questions like yours everyday. [​IMG] In my experience the only difference between retail and OEM, besides no manual, is retail carry a longer warranty.
     
  6. Christopher Chung

    Christopher Chung Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2001
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Sweet,

    THanks Allen. By the way, by "The Happiest Place on Earth"... are you saying you live in Anaheim, CA? Just asking because I'm here in neighboring Placentia.

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  7. AllenD

    AllenD Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2000
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Chris,
    Yes, I'm in Anaheim. Glad to meet you. [​IMG]
    Allen
     

Share This Page