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Old 08-20-2005, 09:03 PM   #1
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I am building a custom computer for a project of mine. Below are links to each piece of my computer. Tell me if something is wrong (cheap quality, generic brand) with these items. Also make suggestions of better items and where i can get them cheaper.

Case
(already bought) ATX Form factor 12'x12'

Operating system
which operating system is a 64 bit operating system?
which one do you suggest?

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103533

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SubCategory=22

(what is sli, and how do you get it to work? also what is sata 2 and where can i find that kind if hard drive?)

Power Supply
http://store.yahoo.com/ibestonline/a550bk.html

Hard Drive
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch...=done&nextloc=

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141212

Video Card
i will either go with this video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102536

or this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814123158

(please tell me which video card is better and which one you would pick)
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Old 08-20-2005, 09:10 PM   #2
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I would pick the abit video card. Don't get that power supply it is pure crap....and that motherboard.....ugh. Jetway, get an Abit or MSI.
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is this power supply better?
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Old 08-20-2005, 09:28 PM   #4
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can anyone tell me what motherboard has a

socket 939
1gz or above fsb
1 pci-express slot
any number of ddr sdram 400/3200 slots
at least one sata 150 hard drive connector
any number of usb 2.o slots
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Almost all socket-939 meet those specs, i'd think. Gigabyte and DFI do good ones.

The power supply looks ok, but i think you can find better. I think you'd be fine with a 400-Watt one.
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DFI, Gigabyte, MSI, Asus are good brands from what I hear, those are the brand I would recommend as well.

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