Ugh my signature is up to date and as you can see im running a 4200+ which is majorly outdated...
Thinking about making a new computer with the day after thanksgiving sale coming up and this is what I've decided upon after reading a lot on bang for your buck on CPUs
Q9300 @ $245 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115043
Q6600 @ $189 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017
The Q9300 has higher FSB, Clock speed, and a larger cache so can you justify spending basically 60 extra dollars on it?
I was looking at the newest AMD Phenom 9950 for $184 but most sources pointed the the lower ended Intel quads for better value per dollar any comments on that?
Intel board @ $102 - (need advice on this mobo please) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121314
Wasn't really sure what one to buy kuz i don't understand what chip sets are good and bad this board had everything i was looking for though, LGA 775 Socket + FSB + 4x 240 pin + Pci E
Western Digital 250G with 16 MB cache @ $45 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136010
GPU + Ram + PSU + Case + Fans are coming from my old rig
Okay so I understand whats going on with the hardware for the most part Ive done a little here and there with computers but my major question is once i receive all those parts and assemble it im going to need a OS... I want to get a OS like my old friend use to have, it was XP but im sadly gonna have to upgrade to Vista for ram :| He had a home edition of XP but he could install it onto his computers over and over again by calling Microsoft and asking for a new serial number. I'm not trying to do anything illegal just use to to install windows on all computers i make from hear on. Do they sell copies of vista that would be able to install in multiple computers that's not illegal? I think im going to need a 64 bit OS to take advantage of my hardware after the upgrade? So what OS should i get, im not worried about word or excell or anything like that just the lowest price that's re installable.
Also when i assemble all of the computer parts into a computer will i just put in the OS disk and it will start the boot / install ect or will i need to do something else? Ive never build a computer from the ground up before I've used www.cyberpowerinc.com
Sorry about the 1400 question post but i figured id put it all together rather than post a million times.