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Old 10-25-2006, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My first build, I'm buying it today need input asap

Ok If you had seen my ram thread I've decided on a set. Here's the spread sheet again, as of now this is how it looks. And a reminder All of these prices are form TigerDirect

http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=3804926

I don't have a sound card mainly because I don't think I need it just yet, I can deal with the speakers on the monitor or the use of my dad's $250 headphones. Also I'm sure I don't need a network card, since it's built in. What's the benifit of a network card anyway? Faster connection to the LAN?

I'm planning on purchasing this computer later tonight so ALL constructive critisizm is welcomed.

If you want me to change a part just IM me and post it here so everyone can see it, the IM will just be faster for me to know that I have a suggestion.

Yes this IS my first build on my own, I've rebuild a pos from my middle school when I was in 7th grade, If I have any questions I'll post them in this thread or ask my dad.

Thank you very much in advance.
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You might be able to get better prices at newegg.com. Plus they ship faster.
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Ya I didn't check the shipping prices, or times, what's the difference between the two?

edit> I will be checking them for the prices when I order, so I may have to get 2 orders, one ot TD the other to NE.
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look at drizos post herehttp://techist.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=127467
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Ok I my frined (known as PCGUY don't know if you'd might have heard of him at several other places) made this list, it's a litte more, but he says it's faster.

It's all newegg stuff.

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Might I suggest 1 gig of RAM, trust me, theres a HUGE difference between 1 gig and 512 mb.
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The 512 that I had on my list was x2, I should have mentioned that before, I had it priced that way. I guess the measly 10pt "x2" wasn't that visable.
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doh!

Sorry then. Yea so the build sounds great then! Good choice buyin off newegg, they're pretty much the best online computer store.
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Which one is the great one? or are they both great?
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The second one is better. Trust me you will love the 4600 cpu and the 7600 vid card. Also, a network card is the same thing as the LAN that comes on your mobo. There are only two instances where it would be better: 1. If you were using a wifi network card which obviously...is wireless 2. If you were to buy a gigabit network card (10/100/1000 mbps) which is mainly used in businesses by all means is no different to someone like you or me.
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