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Old 09-28-2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default Please help a total newbie.

Umm Hi, I am totally a newbie at computer-building and I have never done it before. That is why I'm ordering from this website which you customize it and they make it and deliver it to you.

I am building this : http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Mega_Special_II/

Under these settings:

Case: Azza Orion Gaming Mid-Tower Case with See-Thru Side Panel [-8] (Silver with Blue Lightning)
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
Noise Reduction Technology: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
CPU: AMD Athlon™II X4 640 Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+46]
Freebies: None
Motherboard: GigaByte GA-870A-UD3 AMD 870/SB850 chipset support DDR3 Ultra Durable™3 Socket AM3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, GBLAN, Support 6-core CPU, CPU Auto Unlocker, USB3.0, SATA-III, ON/OFF Charge for IPod, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI
Motherboard Expansion Card: None
Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450 512MB DDR2 16X PCIe Video Card [-55] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Dedicated PHYSX Card: None
Free Game: FREE Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Multiple Video Card Settings: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
Power Supply Upgrade: 500 Watts - Standard Case Power Supply
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: None
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: 120 Watt Stereo Speakers [-2] (Black Color)
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Network Surge Protector: None
Mega Notebook/Netbook/Server Bundle: None
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: None [-3]
Gaming Gear: None
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card [+19]
External Wireless Network Card: None
Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
Video Camera: None
Headset: None
Printer: None
Cable: None
Power Protection: None
Surge Protector: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
Floppy: None
Operating System: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Office Suite: None
Games: None
Ultra Care Option: None


1) Can you do stuff that pre-built computers can do? (ex. wireless connection)

2) Will it have a OS installed when I get it?

3) What can I do to improve it and lower the cost?

4) Can I run modern games with this? (ex. COD MW, SC2, BFBC2)

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Old 09-28-2010, 07:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: Please help a total newbie.

According to the link you provided, there is no operating system installed on the hard drive. So you can install some version of Linux on it and do pretty much everything you can do in Windows. Everything except play any of the games you listed. Unfortunately you needs Windows in order to run Windows-based software. Yeah, there's linux software like wine that supposedly emulates Windows enough to run Windows-based software, but I've never had much luck running anything as complicated as higher end video games.

But I'm trying, Ringo. I'm trying real hard... to be the Shepherd.
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:35 PM   #3
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Default Re: Please help a total newbie.

would you be willing to build your own lol ?

1 . Yes
2. Yes but you have to buy it from them
3. nothing really maybe get the the phenom x2
4 . you could probably play cod mw2,mw not sure how good the 5450 is
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