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Old 11-17-2006, 09:57 PM   #1
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This is going to be my first build and i don't know very much about building a computer. Ive been researching for a couple of weeks and this is what ive come up with.

Case
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Tab=0&NoMapp=0

Dvd burner
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...524182&CatId=0

Cpu
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...503395&CatId=0

Harddrive
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...385&CatId=2457

Ram
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...458715&CatId=0

Motherboard
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...436206&CatId=0

Video card
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...427578&CatId=0

Power supply
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...273336&CatId=0

Am i missing anything???

I need to know if all these parts are compatible, also is there any part here that you know to be faulty or not very user friendly, if so please let me know. Ive been reading some reviews on the motherboard i selected and people say that it runs "slow". can anyone confirm this?

Feel free to suggest a different part if you know that its better but please try to keep it in the same price range.
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:12 PM   #2
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Hey,

Well i recently upgraded my pc, and brought a Gigabyte motherboard (GA-M55PLUS-S3G for an Athlon 64 4200+) and i can safely say i wouldnt buy a Gigabyte again....overclocking wise, and BIOS tweaking wise it is pathetic, it gives you very limited options in the BIOS to configure it for better performance, i also believe that my GeForce 6500 isnt running at its full potential, but i cant be certain of that....that is my opinion...

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Old 11-17-2006, 10:18 PM   #3
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only things i can think of are:

os
soundcard
speakers
keyboard
mouse
monitor

most of which are already owned, and you wouldn't need to buy.
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:30 PM   #4
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yea i already got those. just need help with the actual pc
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:31 PM   #5
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lets see.. things that i would reconsider...
maxtor harddrives, i've had bad experiences with them and so have alot of other people, look for a seagate/westerndigital/hitachi hdd.
videocard, MAYBE, i'm not entirely sure of the exchange rate or american to canadian so..., but if you spend 180 on a 7600gt i would just recommend that you buy a 7900gs or 7900gt.
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:34 PM   #6
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ive already bought the graphics card and i bought it on sale. $150
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:42 PM   #7
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150 canadian? oh.. in that case.. it's alright, and it's the xxx edition so yeah i guess that's fine.
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I wouldn't go with the Corsair Value select memory, my friend has it and its really bad, i would say get two of these and use then in dual channel http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...618631&CatId=0
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Try to find a couple things on newegg.com. Some of the things have free shipping and are cheaper then tigerdirect.com.
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Old 11-18-2006, 02:53 PM   #10
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other than those couple of things, are all the parts ive selected compatible? i would like to know so that i can make changes. also does the motherboard ive picked have a built in sound card?
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