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Old 10-27-2006, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi i am doing my first build
i am trying to make a semi decant gaming computer. i only have some parts picked out now but i wanted to make sure they would work with each other and how good they are suposed to be. now bear in mind that this is my frist build and my parts might not even work together.

this is what i picked out so far

Video Card:
XFX GeForceGS 256 MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 XT Edition
Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor 2.2GHz 2 x512KB L2 cache Socket AM2
Mobo:
Epox EP-MF570SLI Socket AM2 Nvidia nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX

im not sure about the mobo i havent heard of the brand but i found it on newegg. so does anyone have any suggestions for my build and/or what else i should add next

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Old 10-28-2006, 05:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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your video doesn't have a number to it, so I can only assume it's a 7800/7900GS GPU...

go for the 4400/4800 CPU it's got a 1MB L2 cache that will help in performace and speed.

I suggest either of these for the mobo...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131068

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130049

you will also need DDR2 Ram... I would recommend 2GB at least:
Something like this would work...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145015

after that it's a matter of power supply... you want something that will handle anything... at least a good 450 to 500W PSU...
something like this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103933

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171011

just some food for thought... good luck, and please get some more feed back from others before making up your mind...
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sorry, i forgot to put the number in on the video card it is a 7900GS
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also, Should i get OEM products or not. is it worth the savings??
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I would get OEM only if it's soemthing like a video card, sound card, etc... if you do not plan on getting an aftermarket cooler for the CPU right away I would get one with a fan (retail)
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would a 350W Psu be good enough i have one that i could possible salvage from another computer unless that wouldnt be enough to power all the stuff that ill have on it
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The 350W PSU will be barely adequate for that system. I would recommend 400W minimum.
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350w psu probabally wont be the best for that setup. and even if you get a psu with a high wattage make sure its a name brand. if you get off brand psu's it can kill ur entire system.
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what would a name brand be?
Atec, cool masters or what?
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Another thing i had a major question about was the video card . would it be up to speed with the current systems again it was a
XFX GeForce 7900GS 256 MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 XT Edition

would that be able to run most of the games without any slide show effect??
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