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Old 10-14-2006, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,
I'm new here and I was hoping I could get some advice or just a second opinion on this:

I'm going to be building my own computer for the first time and wanted to make sure I covered all the bases. What I want is a computer that will be good for multi-tasking (surfing the internet, downloading, playing music, etc...) as well as some moderate gaming too. I won't be doing any overclocking though. I have already got a list of the components I think I will need. I would just like to know if they are good for what I am trying to build and if they are all compatible with each other. So here it is:

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

Intel BOXDG965RYCK ATX Intel Motherboard - Retai
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121048

Intel Pentium D 930 3.0GHz LGA 775 Dual Core Processor - Retai
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116238

KINGMAX 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820155014

Western Digital Caviar SE 120GB 3.5 SATA 3.0Gb-s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144414

SAPPHIRE Radeon X850XT 100106L Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102688

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 SB0610 Sound Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102004

SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE-ATAPI - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151133

LG Black E-IDE-ATAPI DVD-ROM Multi Read Drive Model GDR-8164BK - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136083

SAMSUNG Black Internal Floppy Drive Model SFD321B-LBL1 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103203

Thermaltake W0093RU 500W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153028

Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM

And that's it. Hope someone can give me some advice. Thanx.
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you plan on doing more surfing than gaming, that looks like a good build.

But for gaming, I would recommend more RAM and an AMD processor.
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Old 10-15-2006, 12:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Beats my system - I game a little too...haven't had any trouble running my games.

If you like Cooler Master cases, check out my link.

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You see something you like, send me a PM.
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these parts are higher perfromance for similar cost:

e6300 core2 duo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

7600GT/GTS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143049
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130054

heres another good PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey thanx for the feedback! I think now I know just what I want. all I need now is just a little more money and I'll be good
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok. I finally decided to just spend some more money and build something that will last longer and have more prospects for expandability. Will also be able to play some more games with this I hope. Here's what I'm getting:

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811119068

Intel BOXD975XBXLKR Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121016

(or if newegg doesn't get more in)...

ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131025

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004

Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220095

or if getting the Asus mobo...

Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220144

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

SAPPHIRE 100189L Radeon X1900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 (RoHS) CrossFire Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102022

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 SB0610 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102004

LG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE Super-Multi DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136103

SONY Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131

SAMSUNG Black Internal Floppy Drive Model SFD321B-LBL1 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16821103203

OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

Microsoft Windows XP Professional with SP2 - Retail
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good build, youll be able to play all games out right now on med-hi settings.
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Yeah!! I got it built. Works great! Thanks for the input.
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