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Old 04-13-2006, 01:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi.

this will be my first build so any adjustments, recommendations or corrections even to what is or is not needed based on what i will be using this pc for (photoshop cs2, multimedia & "light" gaming) would be appreciated!

my selections:

cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562
mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131540
psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937
ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145579
hdd 1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148107
hdd 2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148110
optical 1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131
optical 2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058
video card:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...240&CatId=1560
os:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102059

not quite sure on which case to get yet...

i'm not trying to go overboard with the video card but my selection is based on what i was recommended. also, i'm being told that my cpu & mobo selections are a bit much also and i should "tone down" and get cheaper stuff since i'm not planning to game and should just focus on the video card and ram instead. advice?

well input on my selections would be appreciated!

thanks.
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i don't see a problem with that, if you really don't think you'll game much you could get a 6600 instead
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Instead of 6600, u can go for 6600GT for advance gaming ~~~
But i know that 6800GS is more cheaper than 6600GT ~~~
perhaps u can consider it ~~~
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Your RAM and CPU look like good choices. I guess you're using your old case?

If you're doing light gaming, like nitestick said, you should get a 6600 or consider a 6600GT. But it all depends on what games you're looking to play and if you mind playing them at lower settings than normal.
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use the 6600,,not very expensive and will run most games
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no need for SLI mobo..

i also don't get the hard drives... wouldn't partitioning do the same thing?

if you don't have any money constraints.. stick with the 6800gs.. maybe some game will come out a few months from nwo that you'll totally fall in love with... won't hurt.
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no need for SLI mobo..
which mobo should i get?

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i also don't get the hard drives... wouldn't partitioning do the same thing?
well i was thinking 80 gb for the system and 300gb either for all my media stuff or used as the "scratch disk" for photoshop cs2.. but i'm a noob. please shed more light on partitioning!

also ive chosen this to house all the goods:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156177

good or bad choice? i want something that looks nice but also a case that would help out with the performance as well. so any recommendations would be appreciated.

thanks for all the input so far!
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I have no idea what partitioning is, so don't ask me.

Get this motherboard, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

I was gonna get that case, but then was told not to because of Raidmax' build quality. I'd recommend an Antec case, or a Thermaltake Soprano if you're on a budget. A Kandalf, Armour, or Tsunami if you can afford those ones.
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I'd recommend an Antec case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129145
caught my eye. i'd probably just pry off the ugly antec logo on the front door..

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Get this motherboard
well from the reviews, it says that board requires a lot of things, and i don't want to be all puzzled when i start putting everything together lol.

also, i'm thinking of just going with 1gb (2 x 512mb) ram for the time being and just upgrade when the cash flows in.

any more advice would be appreciated before i start ordering.
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you could use partitioning but it is always useful having more than one physical drive, running different things from different hard drives can keep things running smoothly.
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