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Old 08-08-2006, 09:39 AM   #1
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Question Building a computer...need help

Hello,

First of all, thank you for reading my thread, I appreciate it.
I am going to build a computer, but I honestly know nothing, when it comes to hardware. So, I have the things such as CD/DVD Drives, Floppy Drives, IDE Hard Drive, Speakers, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Case, A Legal Version of Windows, and such. But, I need a new motherboard and CPU, along with a Video Card and PSU. I spoke with somebody from this forum recently, and they suggested the following PSU and Video card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104154
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283

So, basically, I need help finding a CPU and Motherboard. There isn't really a budget, but that doesn't mean I want to spend as much as I can :P This computer will be used for gaming, by the way. Any help that you can provide is appreciated.

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i like the graphics card, as for the PSU, im not sure, dont know much about them...
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Graphics card is fine.

Get a better PSU. Take a look at the Seasonic S12 series.
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:10 AM   #4
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Can anybody actually answer my question about the CPU and Motherboard?
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:14 PM   #5
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it depends on if you want intel or amd i guess

if you want amd i like:

http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16813131013
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe ATX AMD AM2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Skt. AM2

or if you have more money

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103739
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ AM2

and if you have a lot more money, get one in the FX models of AMD

(AM2, its newer so get that)


also youll need memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227089

or

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145590

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So, is all of this compatible? And is the motherboard compatible with an IDE Hard Drive and such? And I may as well ask, just in case, is there anyway to make this a little cheaper?
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well you could wait for conroe and see what options it gives u. although i would reconcider your options from video card and PSU.

video card issue: has 128-bit memory interface (you want 256)

PSU issue: no dual 12V rail (you want dual +12V)

as for CPU and motherboard i have to ask if you plan on buying new ram as well
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I intend to purchase new RAM as well, yes. Copperhead posted 2 various types of RAM compatible with the motherboard. What exactly is "Conroe"? What video card would you suggest? Same question for PSU.
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well conroe is intels latest desktop processor they released like a week ago. i will go look ^ video card and PSU for u now
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Thank you
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