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Old 03-15-2012, 12:41 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, I'm a total noob to this whole computer building thing, and I did some research, and found some stuff that seemed to fit my requirements and budget, but how do I know that they will work together? I can post the parts I was looking at, if that would help., but part of this is a learning experience, so if somebody could explain that would be great, Thanks in advance.
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Hey everyone, I'm a total noob to this whole computer building thing, and I did some research, and found some stuff that seemed to fit my requirements and budget, but how do I know that they will work together? I can post the parts I was looking at, if that would help., but part of this is a learning experience, so if somebody could explain that would be great, Thanks in advance.
You are taking a big gamble just guessing, try the manufacturers website for compatibility to other products or it is best to buy from the one retailer who can advise on the parts to work with each other.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response, all the parts I'm looking at are on newegg, if I sent them a message would the be able to help? when I can get on a computer I will check out the manufacturer's websites, though what I was really asking is do all motherboards have the same sockets for memory, do all power supplies power all hard drives, that sorta thing
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The easiest thing you can do is to just post the links to all of the parts you want here. Newegg offers customer service advice only, NOT build help. We can help you with that here however.
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The easiest thing you can do is to just post the links to all of the parts you want here. Newegg offers customer service advice only, NOT build help. We can help you with that here however.
Thanks a bunch! Here is what I was planning on getting:

DVD Burner:
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

Case:
Newegg.com - APEVIA X-PLORER2 Series X-PLORER2-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Video + Memory
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

Power supply + Hard drive
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Processor + Motherboard
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
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Looks like everything will interface nicely.
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Looks like everything will interface nicely.
Thanks, what will this be able to handle as far as programs/games etc.? I don't plan on doing any heavy gaming with it, but will it be able to run most things decently well?
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