Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-13-2008, 12:19 PM   #1
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 7
Default Hardware questions

Alright so I'm building this computer. So far I have:

DFI LP UT P35 T2R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor

SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

I need a few more things, though. I really don't know much about any of this stuff. I need to spend as little as possible with getting the best things possible. I still need:

heatsink & cooling
hard disk storage
optical storage
sound card
network card
a case
power supply

As you can probably tell by reading this post, almost none of this makes sense to me. If you guys can help me out at all, that would be awesome.
__________________

peachwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2008, 12:42 PM   #2
Golden Master
 
worshipme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,603
Default Re: Hardware questions

Quote:
heatsink & cooling
Depends if you overclock or not, if you don't, the stock cooler will be fine, if you do, then pick up something like the Xigmatek HDT-S1283.
Quote:
hard disk storage
Depends on how much space you need, my Samsung is pretty good, I would recommend them.
Quote:
optical storage
Something like this.
Quote:
sound card
Since you're need to spend as little as possible, just stick with the onboard.
Quote:
network card
The motherboard has an ethernet port, if you need a wireless card, they're not very expensive.
Quote:
a case
Elite 330 since you don't want to spend a lot. The RC-690 is really nice though.
Quote:
power supply
OCZ 500W
__________________

__________________
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.
worshipme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2008, 12:45 PM   #3
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 7
Default Re: Hardware questions

You're my hero
peachwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0