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Old 10-30-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default My good cheap computer

ok so recently i have figured out im going to have to start from scratch to make a new computer for myself

below is a list of the parts i have picked out, that i think will make a smooth running pc

keep in mind that my budget is cheap so work with me

Processor-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103239

RAM-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122

Motherboard-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813153120

Graphic Card-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150230

Hard Drive-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136075

Case-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811148029

DVD/CD Drive-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106261



Now some questions i have...
1. will it be possible for me to use my dvd/cd drive in this new computer rather then buy a new one?
2. i do not no how many watts my power supply i have currently is but could i reuse it rather then buy a new one?
3. how many watts should i be looking to get to run this setup?
4. Fans?
5. the CPU i have now says 2.60GHz, and the one i am currently trying to buy is 2.30GHz, does this mean the processor i have now is better?

to anyone that hasnt figured out, i have not built a computer before but i am not stupid about computers at all and am just looking to learn
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:10 PM   #2
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That's an OEM processor. I don't believe those come with heatsinks. It's all about luck. Correct me if I'm wrong. What is your exact budget including shipping? What will you mostly be using your computer for?
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:24 PM   #3
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That's an OEM processor. I don't believe those come with heatsinks. It's all about luck. Correct me if I'm wrong. What is your exact budget including shipping? What will you mostly be using your computer for?
I really only wanna spend 350 at the most with shipping...
thats why i was wondering if i could reuse my power and cd drive
although i have been looking at cases and found one with a good power supply so i will edit the information taking out the power link and editing the case link

i use my computer mostly for internet
but i want to be able to run a new game every now and then, like COD4, or counter strike source, hense the graphics card i picked

when you say thats an OEM processor what exactly does that mean, and how is it different from a different processor?

i have changed me processor to...
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you need to spend money on a PSU NOT included in the case, you should probaly get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103941
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you need to spend money on a PSU NOT included in the case, you should probaly get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103941
okay,
what exactly is PSU and how is it different then what comes with case?
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The PSU, known as the " Power Supply Unit" powers the whole computer. Antec is well know for making quality Power Supplies. Usually a nice looking case (like yours ) comes with a 480 watt power supply that is not a good brand and that can cause it to have less power than is actually listed and it can break on you. Also, if you aren't a heavy gamer and dont plan on upgrading your card anytime soon, you can get this PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371019




Some good brands of PSU are

Antec
OCZ
Corsair
Thermaltake
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The heatsink is needed. You can buy one better than stock seperately. OEM just means that you get the hardware and nothing else.
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The heatsink is needed. You can buy one better than stock seperately. OEM just means that you get the hardware and nothing else.
oh ok, i have chose a better CPU anyways... i think
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The PSU, known as the " Power Supply Unit" powers the whole computer. Antec is well know for making quality Power Supplies. Usually a nice looking case (like yours ) comes with a 480 watt power supply that is not a good brand and that can cause it to have less power than is actually listed and it can break on you. Also, if you aren't a heavy gamer and dont plan on upgrading your card anytime soon, you can get this PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371019




Some good brands of PSU are

Antec
OCZ
Corsair
Thermaltake
i c,
would it be bad for me to buy lets say a 350 watt PSU?
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yea because it wouldnt be able to use some parts if you were to upgrade
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What kind of games do you want to play? And at what resolution?

I say skip the 8600GT and get a 9600GSO for not that much more if you can afford it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121251

As for your power supply, you have to look at it. There should be a label on the side of it that tells you how many watts it puts out and how many amps are on the 12V rail (important for graphics cards).
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