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Old 01-31-2007, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building my first PC, and before I buy all this, I wanted to make sure this was all compatible and there weren't going to be any suprises (well, any avoidable surprises, I am putting windows on it after all). I was going for cheap, and with lots of upgradeability.

MOBO:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135026

Case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147020

Processor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819112205

Ram (2 of these):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134044

Video Card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814186009

Power supply comes with case, and I already have monitor, keyboard and mouse. Gives me a computer for just about $368.95, and I can add an additional graphics card to make it SLI, more RAM, and can upgrade the processor to Dual Core when I have the cash.
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To cut costs, you should get the 7600GS, and save about $20.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125028

Celeron's are not powerhouses, so you should get the top-of-the-line. It's not too much more money, and you'll notice a big difference especially if you want to try Vista out.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819112213
You can save $3 if you want to lose 100 Mhz...


Everything looks compatible.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What's the difference between the P4 and Pentium D

This

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116196

and this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819112213

are almost identical except price,
I don't get it.

As far as the graphics card, should you go with a newer card with less memory, or an older card with more memory? I'd rather spend the twenty bucks and have a better graphics card if that's what it comes down to.
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Pentium D is just a newer version of the Pentium 4 and produces less heat, gives more power, costs slightly more.

The 7600GS would be the best bet for the video card.

A high-end Celeron D would be a good choice for you.
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Pentium D is just a newer version of the Pentium 4 and produces less heat, gives more power, costs slightly more.
... and the Pentium D has two cores, which can speed up some applications considerably, though it's mainly a sales pitch (hence the price difference).
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But we all know, that Core 2 Duo outperforms the Pentium D in everything except price
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