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Old 09-26-2006, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default My first Ever Gaming Comp Build!

Sorry for the new post, but my other one was off the first page, dout it would get answered.

Hi guys, im venturing into the PC building world and have decided to build a new gaming comp.
Heres my components so far...
Case:
Thermaltake Tsunami- Silver $105.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16811133133

Mobo:
ASUS A8N-SLI $134.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16811133133

GPU:
XFX Nvidia 7900GT $269.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16814150150

CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 2.4GHz $280.00
http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16819103544

RAM:
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16820231047

Hard Drives:
Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB 10,000 RPM 16MB $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16822136054

Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16822144417

Drives:
Floppy $7
http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16821103203

SAMSUNG DVD burner with lightscribe: 2x $32.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16827151136

SABRENT CRW-UINB 52-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader $11.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16820300608



I have a couple of questions.
First, is everything there compatible? And do the components look good for a gaming rig?

Is the processor a good buy?

I also dont know alot about harddrives. I chose a bigger slower one for everyday files and a fast one that would have Windows and gaming files. Is this a good decision? Also, ive heard of RAID. What does that mean and are these compatible?

Finally, i know i am going to need extra cables and other things to make everthing go. Could you guys tell me what extra stuff i need thats not on that list?
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:29 PM   #2
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Good choice on hard drives.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID#RAID_2 <-- RAID will explain everything. I don't think you need it though.
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: My first Ever Gaming Comp Build!

can you guys see these links ok? for some reason they are not working on my computer.

Also, thanks for that input on the hard drives. I dont think i would like RAID because i want to keep my OS and gaming files seprate from my normal files.
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the links are faulty. but most of us already know the general specs of the hardware. it'll all work together, and it'll perform very well. if you want to be more 'future-proof' you could go for AM2 or Core 2 Duo as they support ddr2, but if you like this build, it's fine and will last you for quite a while
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Thanks for the adivice! Also, do i need a Processor heatsink? I dont want my CPU to burn up lol. Anyone know of a good one?
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