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Old 10-29-2004, 10:45 AM   #1
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Default Early Computer Specs

As I have said before in another post, I am building a new computer. It will be mostly used for games and the internet. I was wondering if some of you could look at the items that I have picked and see if there is anything that I need to maybe upgrade or maybe I am overkilling something. Thank you in advance for your help.

Case
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

CD-RW
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

DVD-RW
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
(I know the DVD-RW already is a CD-RW also but I have heard that it is really best to have them separate as it tends to speed up the process.)

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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Old 10-29-2004, 01:03 PM   #2
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everything looks pretty good i guess.
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Old 10-29-2004, 01:17 PM   #3
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You guess?? Does that mean something SHOULD be changed. Not very convincing.
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some of your computer is a matter of opinion (like case color and such).
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Old 10-29-2004, 01:36 PM   #5
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Yeah I know that everyone has their own opinion in regards to different brands things like that. Any other opinions are welcome.

/edit. Are there any advantages or disadvantages to picking one stick of RAM at 512 or two sticks at 256 a piece to total 512?
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if your motherboard has 2 slots for ram, getting one stick of 512 allows for adding more ram later.
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Personally I wouldn't go for the Seagate hard-drive and rather Maxtor.

And the case color seems bright, but that's my personal opinion. I'd go for a black case of that brand.

All in all seems pretty good.
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personally i say stick with the seagate hard drive
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Old 10-29-2004, 02:07 PM   #9
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I like the blue case a little bit better then the black of the same style. Plus it is about 15 bucks cheaper. As for the HD I have heard that the Seagate is quieter.


/edit The computer that I have not already has a 6.0 GB HD in it. Would I be able to put that HD in along with a new one so I would not have to transfer any files and re-install XP and everything? Or does that make any sence. Im still kind of a n00b.
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Well if it is $15 bucks cheaper, I see no harm. Seems alright.. Blue is my fav color, though it is too much for me.

There is the DiamondMax Quiet series that are the most quiet hard-drives on the market. I have an 80GB and 160GB that was far more quiet then the 40GB Seagate ATA/100 I had.
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