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Old 09-24-2006, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default My first ever PC build!

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/produc...82E16811133133

Mobo:
ASUS A8N-SLI $134.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811133133

GPU:
XFX Nvidia 7900GT $269.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814150150

CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 2.4GHz $280.00
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819103544

RAM:
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231047

Hard Drives:
Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB 10,000 RPM 16MB $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822136054

Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822144417

Drives:
Floppy $7
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16821103203

SAMSUNG DVD burner with lightscribe: 2x $32.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827151136

SABRENT CRW-UINB 52-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader $11.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820300608



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 09-24-2006, 05:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: My first ever PC build!

well first of all we cant see any of the items that you have in your wishlist. post them all individually.
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Yeah.. you'll need to fix that up before we can help :x
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:06 PM   #4
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Yah and most likely, you wont need extra cables, unless you need some sort of adapter, and thats onlyu if you dont buy compatible hardware
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