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Old 10-23-2005, 02:57 AM   #1
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Hello, I am new to the boards.

Could someone verify that all the components that I have picked out are compatible with each other? Also, Could someone recommend me a good video card based on the other components I recommended?

motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157081
Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562
memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144310
Hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145088
Operating system
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102151
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Enermax EG475P-VE SFMA ATX12V Noisetaker
case
NZXT Trinity Classic Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Any recommendations of any sort are appreciated!
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:06 AM   #2
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Everything looks good. The Athlon X2 you picked out will most definitely be supported by that motherboard. I would pick a better motherboard and RAM though. It works with what you have, but could be better. Better usually cost more money though. You need a video card too. I recommend an nvidia geforce 6600GT. If you choose to go with a sound card, get a soundblaster x-fi version.
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:10 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply!

What is a good company that makes that particular video card? Also, what kind of brand should I seek for the motherboard and ram?

Is mushkin ram any good?
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:13 AM   #4
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Are you planning on using this computer for gaming or just something basic?
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:18 AM   #5
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I play games occasionally but I also work on engineering programs quite often(matlab, inventor, C++)

I am not quite sure what to be looking for but Ive recently decided to build one myself. I am open to ideas.

Basically I am looking for a system that can run video games when needed and work when needed. I am not a hardcore gamer but when i do play games, Id rather have it run it smoothly.
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:20 AM   #6
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I'll give you a basic setup for a mid range PC. I don't think you'll need a high performance one, unless if that's something you want.

Motherboard:
MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

Memory:
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

Video Card:
XFX PVT43GNDF3 Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150098
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Would you recommend that I get the dual core processor or do you think that is too much for what I basically need?
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Another question:

What are the advantages of having 2 gigs of ram compared to just 1 gig? Will it benefit me at all or is it just extra?

Thanks for helping me with my questions
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Well, technically, you don't really need the dual core. A regular Athlon 64 will do you nicely, but dual core does have it's advantages. Mutiple core allows true multitasking to exist between different applications at the same time, creating a more efficient processing solutions. In 2006, expect dual cores to dominate the market. It's new and it's nice to know that you have something that will keep up with technology.

I'm not familiar with your engineering programs, but if it involves a high amount of mathematical calculations and intense processing work, the more memory the better. Also a good CPU too. I would bump up what you have for an Athlon 64 X2 4800+.
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Does any body else have any recommendations? I am trying to get as many opinions as I can.
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