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Old 07-03-2007, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default First PC Build

I want to build multipurpouse computer that i can use for gaming, storing music and mabe some videos. I have been researching which components to get and the following list is what I have come up with. It will cost about $1000 total. If any one could give my any suggestions or tell me anything i might be missing it would help me alot.

also is the memory i have chosen good, there are so many choices and i'm not really sure which one to pick. I used newegg.com's search to make sure its compatable with my motherboard.
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what operating system should i get: windows xp or vista, and which package: Home, Business, System Builder?

Thank you,
Nick

Optical drive - SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model SH-S182D/BEBE

Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3320620A 320GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive

Monitor - Acer X192Wbd Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor

Memory - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804

Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R

Case - Antec Sonata III with 500w power supply

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6320

Cpu Fan - ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan with Heatsink

Graphics Card - XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT 256MB
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:04 PM   #2
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couple things. if you want to game then dont get the 8600GT. DX10 games are way too powerful for it to handle. i would either get an 8600GTS or a more powerful 7 series card like the 7950GT. also get a SATA HDD there faster and cost the same
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:07 PM   #3
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well i am one of those Vista haters (I own vista but i couldnt install it)
Go for Windows XP Professional 64-bit version Its 64-bit so its fast and its also stable and most if not all programs and games out there are compatible with it
I would also like to no the site links to the parts u are getting. And also welcome to CF (CF=Computer Forums (took me a while to figure that out) )
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Old 07-03-2007, 04:19 PM   #4
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First off, welcome to CF, now lets see if we can be of some help to you.

Well the major points were hit by Rudster816 and NEED WOW NOW, though I'm usually really picky with power supplies, since it's an Antec case, I'll trust that the PSU isn't complete and utter garbage. You really should consider bumping up to a 8600GTS or something if your budget allows you to. As for OS, Vista still has many compatibility issues with various programs, but you know, chances are if you go XP now, somewhere down the road you're gonna have to bump up to Vista, so it's just up to you whether the time between now and when the Service Pack 1 is released is worth 100 dollars to you for a XP Professional OEM. Also, you might want to consider an SATA DVD+/-Drive instead of an IDE. Otherwise, I really like your selection and you should be able to have lots of fun with it. Your RAM is good, Crucial is very reputable for it's memory.

It'd be fine if you bought this rig without changing anything, you have all the components to make a computer work, and I understand that if you bump up to an 8600GTS it may exceed your budget, but you should definitely try to get it, it's just so much more worth it.
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NEED WOW NOW, you have no idea what you're talking about. Have you ever actually used Vista or XPx64?? The only issues are with software compatibility, just because they don't support 64 bit yet. Vista 32 bit is fine. XP x64 will have the same issues...

Get Vista Home Premium:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116204

Get this hard drive instead, same thing but with SATA:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

Save some money and get this RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

And with the money you saved from the RAM, get this CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115016

This GPU is much better if you have the money:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130084

Are you going to overclock?
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:28 PM   #6
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Thank you for the quick responses.
The links are below,

Optical Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151133

Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148139

Monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001088

Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128048

Case - http://www.nextwarehouse.com/item/?368154

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115015

CPU Fan - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223

Graphics Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150229

SATA hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

Does anyone have a recomendation for a good SATA DVD+/- from newegg there are a lot to choose from and have very similar specs.

I think i will get a 8600gts instead of the gthttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130084

And windows vista premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116204


freestyler105 i don't know if i'll overclock but i want to have it as an option.

Thanks again everyone,
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:46 PM   #7
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for an sata drive, i'd get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151141

I own one right now and it works flawlessly.

you really don't HAVE to get it though, the one that you picked out will work just fine if you're strained on money.
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id bump the power supply up to a 620 watt
also vista 64 bit is an awsome os
it really dont have as many problems as people think
i have it and i really dont have driver problems
also if u can get an 8800 gts 320mb card or higher
ull be glad u did when games like bioshock and crysis come out
but other wise listen to freestyler105
NEED WOW NOW u need to stop bashing vista u dont like it fine
but its a very good os especially if u game
have u ever even used it for more then a day?
vistas got a couple bugs but wat new os dosnt
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