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Old 12-15-2008, 09:37 PM   #1
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Before I go on.

A couple week before thanksgiving 2008 my knowledge about computers was that of the average 85 year old WWII veteran. I had no idea about oc, processors, ram, or anything.
Afters dedicating a many sleepless nights (i can't believe i dream about computers now ) and many hours on forums such as these, reading wiki articles, checking newegg every hour, reading reviews, experimenting with my own computer, talking to buddies who are comp fanatics, I would like to say that my knowledge has exponentially increased (still not on par with ppl here). Anyway...just saying thanks for this forum and the many people on it. The journey has been fun.

After pulling my hair out and trying to stay in budget...here is my final project.

Case and Power supply (wondering if 450 watt is enough?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156074

Keyboard mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823107120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826105026
GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130395

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184

Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115132

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128359

Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145213

Total cost + shipping $370

If you find anything that is cheaper or the same cost but is better lay it on me.

Oh yea...i have yet to build an actual computer...so can you check these parts work together

I think i might go into the world of ocing.....
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: computer noob following his wallet.

Are you gonna be gaming or not? If you are then I have suggestions for your mouse and graphics card.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:06 PM   #3
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okay first off, dont get the 9500 gt, for the same price, id go with this card:,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102807

Thats the current card im running on... its actually VERY decent despite gddr2, its alot better than the 9500GT in benchmarks too.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:13 PM   #4
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I would definitely go with an AMD build because your short on cash. Use the money you save on a better GPU. You can save an easy $80 just by switching to a BE 5400+ and a 790GX. Or if you want to save an additional $35 you can go with an 780G. If you don't OC ditch the 5400+ and go with a 6000+.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:14 PM   #5
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okay first off, dont get the 9500 gt, for the same price, id go with this card:,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102807

Thats the current card im running on... its actually VERY decent despite gddr2, its alot better than the 9500GT in benchmarks too.
except...its not the same price...


btw if you decide to stick to the 9500gt anyway...get XFX instead of EVGA. i find their cars much better. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...500gt&name=XFX
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I already got the 9500gt for $40, so yea, the price was really good

and yes, I'm doing casual gaming. Highest res i can play on is 1280 x 1024. I checked out the benchmarks for the 9500gt, its pretty decent for my needs.

This pc is simply a rough frame. If i get into anything serious, ill upgrade my gpu or processor, but i just find most things to be uncessary at the moment
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except...its not the same price...


btw if you decide to stick to the 9500gt anyway...get XFX instead of EVGA. i find their cars much better. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...500gt&name=XFX
yeah xfx is alot nicer than evga. and also, okay nvm about the radeon card, if you got ur 9500 for 40 dollars its totally worth it
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i'll take note of that
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What makes XFX so much better than EVGA? If they both follow the reference design then they are the exact same thing with different colors or coolers.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:36 PM   #10
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I kinda have a preference towards intel...from what i've been readin i get the general vibe that intel outperforms amd.
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