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Old 07-12-2005, 01:13 AM   #1
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Im thinking of making my first computer, kinda nervous. I have picked out my motherboard, case, hard drive, graphics card, Memory system, Processor. This is my first time and im not exactly sure what i need. i also want to get some lights to put inside it too. any help would be appreciated. Thnx
Using this game for some mmorpg gaming. not trying to go too crazy. Might make Upgrades later, or make a whole different computer....if i can do this one that is..

Case- Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower

Hard Drive-Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JB 160GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100

Motherboard-DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard

Graphics Card-ATI RADEON 9800PRO 128M Radeon 9800PRO 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X

Memory-System-Patriot 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit

Processor-AMD Sempron 2800+ Thoroughbred 333MHz FSB Socket A

Thats what i plan on gettin. Need to know what else. Thank You.
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Old 07-12-2005, 02:59 AM   #2
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Some links would be nice.

One problem right of the bat is you have a socket 939 motherboard and a socket A CPU.
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Not only is the CPU not compatible, the video card won't work either, you need a PCI-Express card. I would suggest an AMD 64 3000 or 3200 since those are still relatively cheap and maybe the 6600 GT which shouldn't be too much anymore either expecially now that the 7800 is out.
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Old 07-12-2005, 10:04 AM   #5
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Ok so i need a different Video Card and i need a different motherboard or Processor, Which should i get?
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do you want a gaming computer because you can save money and buy a motherboard with onboard graphics and leave it at that!

Check this website out:
http://www.ebuyer.com

I would have done a bit for research because i am bored i just need to know the max you would spend on the computer and where do you live UK or US?
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Old 07-12-2005, 10:33 AM   #7
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Old 07-12-2005, 10:35 AM   #8
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I was planning on building one....but i dont know much about it
are u saying buy a gaming com then upgrading it?
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no i was wondering what kind of a computer do you want so i can find you the parts, so you want a gaming computer no problem how much do you have to spend and what kind of games will you be using the computer for? (High Demanding Games?)
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I just bought Guild Wars, its ok, might be Playing Everquest II but im not sure, ill have around 1.2k to spend, not much...keep in mind im only 15, summer job.
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thanks for that information now i have a good idea of your computers specs , give me an hour
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Old 07-12-2005, 10:50 AM   #12
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ok thnx
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:10 AM   #13
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Your NEW Computer …

Motherboard – ok I went for a P4 board but if you would like an AMD I will find you another board its no trouble.

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=142398

Processor – as I said above I am getting you a P4 so here is the chip:

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=146223

and here is a nice fan for your nice processor:
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=183333

Memory – yeah I got you a stick that’s 512 will fit your board and you can upgrade RAM very easy so start with 512 meg

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=78323

DVD Drive – I thought I would get you a DVD drive but you can get CD-RW and DVD combo drives if you want.

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=168114

Speakers – I found you some nice ones and really cheap.

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=120659

PSU (Power Supply) –I couldn’t find one on the US site!!

Keyboard and Mouse – I got you a combo to save shipping space by all means buy them on there own.

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=50329

I will leave you to find a case it must be and ATX form factor

As I am from the UK I am unsure how much the US prices are so you will need to ask a US user for that help and I did not read any of the reviews so please check them before you order.

Hope I have helped and feel free to ask any question I will be happy to help
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oops sorry i forgot the Video Card .lol

i got you an AGP card and your board DOES support it

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=124178

hope it doesn't cost too much
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Thanks alot, really helpful. ill have to check everythig to see if i can fighure out the Price in US, but thanks.
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The PSU, what was its name ill find it elsewere
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:36 AM   #17
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This was all the stuff i was thinking of getting, ur stuff was Helpful i was just seeing wich would be better for an awsome gamming com well...for me anyways, this wouldnt compare to some of the things ive seen on here, spending some serious $$, ..........

Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144089

Hard Drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144203

Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

Video Card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102286R

Sound Card- only one i could find, jsut need a simple sound card for computer speakers. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829120103

Memory-System- they are pink lol http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220006

Processor- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537

OS- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102151

Need to know if all of this stuff is compatible, if not tell me what it is and what i need. plz, ty.
Also what would be a good PSO?
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Everything looks ok, except for the graphics card. The motherboard is PCI-Express, and th graphics card is AGP 8X/4X. IF you want to use that mobo, get a PCI-Express graphics card, they are faster.
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:49 AM   #19
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Definitly get the Corsair value select RAM over patriot RAM. Its 90 on Tiger for a gig. Also there have been reports of DFI boards eating RAM. Such an incident happened to my roommates computer. Look at the MSI K8 Neo n force 4 Platinum SLI or the Asus SLI board. Your definitly going to want PCI express since almost all new graphics cards have it. 6600 gt = faster than 9800 pro for $150.
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6600 gt = faster than 9800 pro for $150.
what are u saying here?
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