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Old 05-20-2010, 11:51 PM   #1
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So I am building a computer all by myself. So far I have a
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131402 this
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103011 this.

What would my next step be? What should I buy next?
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:26 AM   #2
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A great CPU to pair with that motherboard would be this one

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

You'll need some RAM as well, this a good pair for the price

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Will you be doing much gaming? That will decide what video card and power supply you will need.

Also, how much hard drive space do you want to have?
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
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Now can I get two of these things G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) if there are 4 slots where the fit?

And I dont know how much harddrive space I want. I want it to run games like wow and oblivion smoothly

Like will it be twice as better If I get four of them?

How can I even tell If there are more slots. Like on my motherboard it looks like maybe there is two black slots and two blue ones.
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The manual that comes with your motherboard will tell you where to put them, usually in either slots 1 & 2 or 1 & 3, but it depends.

Also, sounds like 500Gb should be enough storage for you:

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
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If you are using two sticks of memory, they will both go into the same colored slots. Asus recommends placing them in the blue slots for the best overclocking performance. You have a total of four memory slots.
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Thanks. I just bought http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127483 this and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303 these.

Now if I want the computer to run faster would I get another set of the rip jaws and plug them into the white slots?

Also what one is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145287 this
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For games, I don't think you will see a performance increase for more than 4GB of memory. I'm not sure you need to buy any more for the moment
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Yea, you really wont see much, if any, gains in performance with more than 4GB of memory.

I wouldn't say one of those drives is "better" than the other, but the Hitachi drive offers twice the space at for only a few dollars more. It looks to be a better deal than the Samsung.
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Thank You.

Im sorrry. I have a new question so ill just keep going in this thread. What exactly is a power supply and why do i need to get one.
And like do I need a really good one or what.
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