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Old 07-12-2007, 03:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question New to PC building & need some advice

so here are the results:

ordering from both sites.
https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...minor+upgrades

Wish List TigerDirect.com

items to transfer from current PC to Upgrade PC:
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT 256MB DDR3 PCIe16
XFX - Products GeForceô 6800 : Models

Sabrent 6-Channel 5.1 3D Surround Sound PCI Card
Sabrent 6-Channel 5.1 3D Surround Sound PCI Card SBT-SP6C at TigerDirect.com

Ultra / V-Series / 500-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / 20/24-Pin / SATA Ready / Power Supply
Ultra V-Series 500-Watt ATX 120mm Fan 2024-Pin SATA Ready Power Supply ULT31841 at TigerDirect.com
[specs seems the same as one that comes with case] [which 1 would be better to use?]

this is a first time build, so nothing too extreme yet.
don't want to mess things up [a little nervous].

notes: upgrade GPU and sound later, as i'm content with these at the moment.

uses: Sims2, Empire Earth, Age of Empires/Mythology & the like. web pages, graphics [paint shop pro 11, logo, animation.]

main thing:
!! please check compatibility !!

give a 1-10 [10=high] rating as to the functionality of what it's being used for.

any building tips would be greatly appreciated.

thank you
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For what it's used for, it would have no problem running those games you listed. I don't know if you know this but after July 22nd, Intel C2D processors will drop in price especially the Q6600. I would definitely reconsider going Intel's route for the time being, that's just my opinion.
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Drop the barracuda and get a samsung spinpoint. Casaes are a matter of opinion, but i would say that this case is nicer than the other

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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i would try to get the 6000+, more power the better and at a stable 3ghz.
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i am looking to get into the 'higher' cpu's much later. as this is my first time building, i don't want to mess up and then lost out of the money i paid for the big stuff.

but looked at the case... that one seems better and a better deal with PSU combo...

thank you for your replies.
but as far as compitibility... it's good to go?

any building tips?!
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