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Old 02-01-2007, 07:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Advice needed for first ground up PC

Let's get right to the good stuff...

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 89.99

I all ready ordered this hard drive.

AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Venice 2.2GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - OEM 55.99

ASUS A8V-VM Socket 939 VIA K8M890 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard 52.99
Foxconn 6100K8MA-RS Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard 53.99

GIGABYTE GV-NX76G256D-RH GeForce 7600GS 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Silent Pipe Lead Free Video Card 104.99

Kingston 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory x2 82.49 x2

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM write and LightScribe Technology Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model LH-20A1H-185 - OEM 35.99

Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-BA Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case 72.99

I intend to buy this a piece or two at a time as that's what I can afford. I all ready have a monitor, XP, keyboard and mouse. This will be my first time ever building a PC from the ground up but I've installed and replaced various components in the past. My main benchmark for performance is the ability to run World of Warcraft well. lol Everything else I do isn't quite as intensive. Will this accomplish that?

Is there anything I could substitute to make it cheaper or get better performance for the same price? Would you point me in the directions of a good heatsink and power supply? Would this be Vista ready if/when I decided to upgrade? Is there anything I'm missing?

Thank you very much, I probably couldn't have even gotten this far without lurking here on the forum. Hehe.

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