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Old 02-21-2004, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question My First PC to build

Hey i need some help because im paranoid about spending money and then somthing happening to my comp parts.
-So, what is a good way to groud myself
-and wat is a good case around 350-380 W supply?
-and also, i would like to send my part list for neone who's interested in helping me
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Old 02-22-2004, 03:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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72$ ASUS nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU, Model "A7N8X-X" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Supported CPU: Socket A AMD Athlon/Athlon XP/Duron Processors
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 + MCP
FSB: 400/333/266/200MHz
RAM: 3x DIMM for DDR400/333/266/200(Non-ECC) Max 3GB
IDE: 2x UltraDMA 133 up to 4 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP 8X, 5x PCI
Ports: 2xPS2,1xCOM,1xLPT,6xUSB2.0(Rear 4),Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC650 6CH w/ built in HP amplifier
Onboard LAN: Realtek 8201BL 10/100Mbps

100$ SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9600 Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "ATLANTIS RADEON 9600" -RETAIL
Specifications:
Chipset/Core Speed: ATI RADEON 9600/325MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/400MHz
BUS: AGP 1X/2X/4X/8X
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub)+TV-Out(S-Video Out)+DVI Connector
Support 3D API: DirectX®9, OpenGL®2.0
Cable/Accessories: 1 Cable, Driver CD
Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@85Hz

80$ AMD Athlon XP 2500+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache

43$ Kingston ValueRAM 184 Pin 256MB DDR PC-3200 - Retail

68$ Western Digital Special Edition 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, 8mb buffer Model WD800JB, OEM Drive


102$ NEC 8X Black DVD+RW/-RW Drive, Model ND-2500A, OEM Bulk
Specifications:
Write Speed: 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD+RW, 8X DVD-R, 4X DVD-RW, 32X CD-R, 16X CD-RW
Read Speed: 40X CD-ROM, 12X DVD-ROM
Interface: ATAPI / E-IDE
Buffer: 2MB
OS Support: Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE
Features: Vertical operation possible, anti-dust seal
Remark: OEM Bulk Pack more

total= around $450
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and i was also thinking 2 fans i guess
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Nice.............The parts combo you have looks good. I would up your memory to at least 512Mb though. OS' s like XP will take up 128Mb's just running, so spend a little extra money here. For a case I would recommend going to a website called dealsonic. They have very good prices here, and I beleive you will find something that you will like here. As far as power supplies, DO NOT skimp here on a cheap power supply, the term "You get what you pay for" never was more important than here, so again spend the extra dollers for a high quailty power supply, and buy a power supply from a major manufacture. As for wattage, go with a 400 watt power supply, this will allow you the freedom of not having to worry about any add on's you might want to add later to your system. Your flip side to the reality side . Newt
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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As far as properly grounding yourself. Just make sure you are away from carpet, and wear thin clothing, no "sweaters".

This is more of something you should be made aware of, than worry about. Your flip side to the reality side. Newt
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thank you for the suggestions
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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hey guys i found sum good cases( maybe) at deal sonic. The cases have subsantial cooling options and the lights. I have never been a fan of the lights because i think they are there to cover up the bad quality of the case (but these seem pretty good)
all under 40$
Check em out:http://www.dealsonic.com/dysp86ve2bla.html
:http://www.dealsonic.com/lctltmitocaw.html
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Today when putting in ram, I grounded myself by linking a few metal necklaces of mine together. One around my wrist, the other around an open add-on slot on the back of the case.

The guy tried to sell me a wrist strap for 7 dollars, I think I will go with improvisation when its a string of metal we're talking about.
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