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Old 11-21-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I have always wanted to build a computer and I also notice that you get more for your money by doing so. I have a list of components from NewEgg.com that I was thinking about getting. Since this is the first time I am doing this, could you guys please examine the list and let me know if the parts I have selected are compatible with one another.

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Here are the list of parts:

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...2E16813121100R

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115017

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814127304

Sound: The sound on the motherboard should be good enough for me because I don't use my speakers for music, loud games, etc.

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...2E16820208246R

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822136055

CD/DVD Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827106045

Operating System:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16832116056

Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824254023

Computer Case: I don't what type of case to get (power supply, cooling ,etc.). Please let me know what to get.

Sorry for asking such a big question, but if you can help me, please do.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: Want to build a computer. :)

well the ram is open box, so It could be used, and im pretty sure you need a dvi monitor. Plus if your going to spend that much on a proccesor, I would get a better video card if you game.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: Want to build a computer. :)

Technically, it will work but I feel some components could be better than others. I don't want to change too much of what you have in terms of pricing so I'll try to find an equivalent to what you're looking for.

ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127031

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

THat RAM is cheaper and has better performance.

EVGA GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16
http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...il=LA&dt=1123e

At least change to that. Everything is ok. If you want to spend a little more on a video card, that's your choice too (especially if you are into 3d apps and gaming). Otherwise, it will work fine.
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Old 11-22-2007, 01:03 AM   #4
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Default Re: Want to build a computer. :)

Thanks a lot guys because I am a newbee when it comes to building PCs. What gets me are the type of ports there are. There are so many. Let me ask one more thing. What case should I get because, I don't know what kind of power supply I need or what. I don't want to undervolt all of that stuff.

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Old 11-22-2007, 01:05 AM   #5
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Are you looking to spend a lot?

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133021

Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU ATX 12V 2.0 500W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CUL, TUV, FCC, and CB certification - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153052

They don't normally have to be from the same manufacturer, but both of those happen to be on sale with rebates.
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Default Re: Want to build a computer. :)

I will just bud in here and say there is nothing wrong with what you originally posted. If you have fallen in love with those parts, try to find non-openbox versions of them. For one reason or another those were sent back to newegg and are not always the most reliable.
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Old 11-22-2007, 03:39 AM   #7
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I like the parts I have, but I just want to be sure if they are compatible. Because you know how you can buy stuff and when you get it home, the PC will blow up. :P Ha ha
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Your parts are fine. But please take a second look. I'm doing you a favor here and I'm sure no one around where you live will help you out with this besides coming on here. At least take a look at your RAM please. Sorry to be blunt and don't take it too personally, but you would be a fool not to take this offer.

Here's what you picked for RAM:

Open Box: Transcend JETRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...2E16820208246R

$75.49
3 Business Day Shipping $4.99


Here's what I propose:

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

$49.99
Free 3 Business Day Shipping---It's cheaper, highly reputable, never been used, and offers free shipping. In addition, the RAM is faster and has a heat spreader. You compare.


But hey, I'm just helping you out here...in the end, it's all you that makes the final decision.
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Hey ISOwner, I didn't repost the wishlist, but I did change the ram to what you recommended.
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Default Re: Want to build a computer. :)

yes the G.Skill RAM is da bomb.. mine came in the mail the other day... but i had to go outta town so i havn't been able to put it in yet.. but it looks so nice... it has like a metal cover around the actual RAM...

BTW u can go the extra mile and get this video cardand u get Crysis with it... (such a sik game)
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