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Old 10-12-2010, 11:11 PM   #1
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Cool Please help me build this machine : o)

I'm just looking for any advice and suggestions to swap out parts I've chosen for a decent low budget desktop computer. I've spent hours browsing around on newegg and I've found a few combo deals I'm wondering are worth it. Here's what I've thought about purchasing so far.

Video Card/PSU
Hard drive/Case
Windows 7 OS
CD/DVD Burner

I'm thinking it's not a bad build for $586.91, well $701.30 actually including shipping to Alaska, zip 99508. I would greatly appreciate any feedback as to what I should swap out, and simply if all these components would be compatible. Oh, and do I need to purchase a sound card? I can't seem to find any on Newegg, or I just don't know where to look. I'd like to have at least 7.1 surround sound via headset so I'm not sure if that would require a sound card or not. I don't know how to check to see if audio comes integrated.
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Please help me build this machine : o)

Shipping adds a big chunk to that build, eh? Haha.

No matter. The build looks like a pretty decent one; I could sit down and give you individual recommendations but I have to run to work.

Everything looks to be compatible. There's only a couple of things I'd point out; the power supply is definitely something that you *could* downgrade since you won't be needing 600W for your build, however it's a great deal that you've found, so I'd stick with it. Hell, it'll even future-proof you in case you decide to upgrade.

Also, the case you've picked is a pretty compact one, but you are getting a mATX motherboard anyway, so this shouldn't be much of a problem unless you have lots of PCI-E cards and other hardware you'll be adding on.

Otherwise, build is fine. I'd say go for it!


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Old 10-13-2010, 05:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: Please help me build this machine : o)

Thank you Chris! I'd be much obliged if you did sit down and tell me what you would replace, I'm going to buy this machine piece by piece over maybe 2 months or so. Since I'm not buying it all at once I can upgrade some pieces that you think would be worth it. I was shooting for something that can run one program at a time, like Starcraft 2, Diablo 2 and 3, Warcraft 3, and Heroes of Newerth, on full res/max settings but on a budget. Also I'm going to shop around to see if I can buy any of the parts in town at a cheaper price, considering shipping.
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