IF you're doing it from scatch its a heck of a lot easier than rebuilding. Make sure to get a cabinet type that will fit the mother board type such as an XT type ,micro ATX or AT ...It was a good thing I had the motherboard book, told me what type and size, I felt I was restricted to that, but the Computer cabinet I have could have taken the largest mobo without a problem - even the different mountings were marked for both mobo types!, but to me this was the key issue - to be able to drop in a motherboard replacement (4 studs and 3 re-uasable plastic support tabs)-that done I was up and running after processor with heatsink and fan, and RAM installation,......NEWEGG is positively great, delivery always on the money thru Fed-Ex, wait for the month end sales - very good deals, you can also read reviews on each product, most customers write about other components they matched stuff up with and how those work , this will give you plenty of ideas of what to buy and what will work together as soon as you plug it in. Beware, some components do not work well together in many cases that have been documented, there have been motherboard chipset issues with Hard Disk drives and bios setups that you can read about on websites such as techreport.com/reviews and techspot.com as well as informit.
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