Help ! small form factor advice..

By pwr14
Jun 13, 2005
  1. trying to build a sff , p4 2.8 northwood, intel 865glc, 1 gig ram, and need advice on how to fit things together.. i heard that sony optical drives are shorter than most , is this right ? i need a microatx psu.. probably more than 350 watts, any advice ? trying to stuff this into an old p2 compaq presario micro atx case.. heat sink and fan will require moving the hd .. has anyone tried to stuff 10 lbs of crap into a 5 lb box ? tia
  2. patio

    patio TS Guru Posts: 482

    Personally i'd buy a case...In a small box like that you could easily run into heat issues.
    Plus what happens down the road if you want to add components ? ?
    patio. :cool:
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    whatever you do, stay away from that oem case. personally, i'd take it outside and play a little compaq golf using a tire iron.
  4. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    I think that is what Compaq computers were made for.

    They don't do very well at much else.
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