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Old 07-29-2008, 01:03 AM   #1
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So Im thinking of building my first computer. Doesnt have to be the most amazing computer ever.
Dont wan to spend alot. just want to build one to feel the accomplishment. It wont have to do much. Web, lilttle programming here and there, and school work.
Here is what Im looking at -
Mother board -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128335
HDD -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148262
Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
CPU -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103212
Tower - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156098
DVD Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151171
Monitor -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236027
Keyboard/mouse - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823173013
Total with warrantys - $ 643.91 after rebates 608.91

What do you all think? I was thinking maybe a different choice in memory.
Operating system will either be XP or a linux distro.
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:26 AM   #2
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Mobo - good choice, gigabyte is a brand i trust.
HDD - it'll work fine, glad you chose seagate with their warranty.
Memory - no complaints, g.skill is a good reputable brand.
CPU - upgrade to a 5000X2.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103211
Tower - i own this sigma case, its pretty similar build wise to the raidmax and IMO is built better. i've built 3 custom machines with the raidmax cases at work and im not a fan.. i love this sigma though.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811226033
PSU - the sigma does offer a case with a PSU, however NEVER trust case psu's unless its a super expensive case. get this PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371019
DVD - good choice.
Monitor - i have one... awesome choice there.
Keyboard/Mouse - looks good. however im gonna recommend the following. its up to you, im just a fan of logitech.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104134

dont buy the extended warranty, they aren't needed. good luck, and enjoy!
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:57 AM   #3
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Nice. New total is $690.66. After rebates $650.66. Will this be a fairly fast setup? Possibly be able to play a few games? If not, no big deal, Just curious.
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where is the graphics card?
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where is the graphics card?
he's forgotten about it :P. he'll install everything, then when it comes to pluggin in the monitor...he'll be like "O crap...!" LOL.

Maybe he's going to use the integrated :S.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:54 AM   #6
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not gonna play decent games on integrated graphics either.
i hope he hasnt ordered it already otherwise he's gonna be bummed when he tries to play crysis or gta : sa on integrated graphics and looking kinda when it says incompatible graphics card etc.
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ah yes, graphics .

what kind of games do you wanna play austin?
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not gonna play decent games on integrated graphics either.
i hope he hasnt ordered it already otherwise he's gonna be bummed when he tries to play crysis or gta : sa on integrated graphics and looking kinda when it says incompatible graphics card etc.
i know eh...his heart will be crushed :P
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The 780G really isn't that bad. It's by far the most powerful IGP.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:19 PM   #10
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Ah yes, the graphics card. I was thinking about just using the integrated port for now. I cant decide on a graphics card. Any suggestions would be great!

When I asked about games I meant, speed wise. Will it be lagging? I dont think it will.
Might be playing games like, Need for Speed, GTA,Halo.

And no, I havent bought anything yet, I really want to wait and see if Newegg has a free shipping promo. I get e-mails from them all the time saying free shipping.
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