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Old 04-03-2008, 12:02 AM   #1
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Default Building a PC ... need help

hey guys ... im going to start building a PC pretty soon. Im a begginer and i havent done this before and i need some help from the computer experts ... i have picked out the computer parts im getting and i need from you guys to see if these are good parts and compatible with each other :


case: Xion Solaris ATX

specs : http://microcenter.com/single_produc...uct_id=0232152


motherboard: e-7100 nForce 630i

specs: http://microcenter.com/single_produc...uct_id=0277444


cpu: Celeron Dual Core Processor E1200

specs: http://microcenter.com/single_produc...uct_id=0280010


ram: 512MB PC-5300 DDR2

specs: http://microcenter.com/single_produc...uct_id=0257484


hard drive: Western Digital 250GB Internal Hard Drive

specs: http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Weste...il.do#proddesc
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:03 AM   #2
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cd/dvd drive: Lite-On LH-20A1S SuperAllwrite SATA DVD Burner

specs: http://www.compusa.com/applications/...683&CatId=1624

graphics card: e-GeForce 7200 GS 128MB DDR2 PCIe Video Card

specs: http://microcenter.com/single_produc...uct_id=0263464

.. sry for the double post (couldnt put more then 5pics on 1 post)
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:06 AM   #3
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What do you intend using the new pc for and what's your budget mate, honestly that's a pretty poorly spec'd computer.

I'm sure we can do better if we know your budget.
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hmm lets see ... my budget would is around 400-500 .... not that high
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:04 AM   #5
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Replace the 1200 with a 2160, get an after market Cooler, overclock it to 3Ghz, get a 3650 video card and you'll have an ok system.
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Honestly, That computer is a piece of shit. The Processor is rock bottom, The drive is outdated, and you need more memory.

Best Buy has an E-Machine computer, Granted it's not the greatest name brand it's still ok, But the specs are pretty decent.

For 349 bucks you can get something like this.

AMD Athlon 4000+
1GB of DDR2 Memory, Upgradeable to 2GB
320GB SATA Harddrive 7200Rpm
Windows Vista Home Premium
Available PCI-Express x16 slot

Best Buy also has the 8800 and 9600 Graphics card for anywhere from 200 to 250 bucks..

Say $500 bucks, You have yourself a pretty damn decent computer in all honesty.

Before I built my own computer I had an Athlon 3800+ with 2GB of Memory and a 7900, and that computer would play anything I threw at it pretty well.

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$400 - $500 dollars . ok lets see what i can do,

first of all blank microcentre neweggs where its at,

Motherboard : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131258

RAM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134635

Processor : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115031

Hardrive : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136113

DVD Drive : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106228

Power Supply : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153023

thats $347 there which leaves enough room for you to choose your case and graphics cards, i dont have a clue but them so thats y i didnt choose one.

also i dont know how much us taxes are so im not sure if thats still underudget after those but thats a much better build than your original
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thx for all the help guys .. ill c wat i can do

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Replace the 1200 with a 2160, get an after market Cooler, overclock it to 3Ghz
wat does overclock mean?
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overlocking is the process of changing a procesors voltage and clock speed to increase speed and performance which usually increases heat aswell,

if your not farmiliar with the term overclocking its best not to consider it for this build. overclocking can fry your cpu and render it useless.

overclocking can be very useful if done correctly but can be dangerous and is best left alone unless you have had experience with an old pc that you do not care if it frys lol best way to learn
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Hey Congrats man,

I just built my first computer too. You need to get some good antivirus software so that you don't spoil the expensive components that you just bought. Hey man go to http://swollen247.bezoogle.com/pp/anti-spyware/ this website has the best anti spyware programs out there. All of the programs on the website work. Trust me you dont want spyware on your system. Spyware programs collect any information they can on you and send it out to people.

Go to http://swollen247.bezoogle.com/pp/anti-spyware/ or

http://swollen247.bezoogle.com/pp/anti-virus/
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