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Old 02-15-2008, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I wanted to build my computer for the first time ever. I am 14 and am really into this. I know how to build it from videos but want some tips from experts. I made up a wishlist on NewEgg to show you guys what I am getting. I am also attaching my Xbox 360 to the monitor I am purchasing hence the reason the I added the Xbox VGA Cable and Optical Cable. I am really trying to keep this under $1500. Is there anything I am missing in the list? Is there anything I should get rid of or downgrade. I don't want to play Crysis on very high just some random gaming like San Andreas and Oblivion.

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Old 02-15-2008, 05:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm kinda in a rush here so I'll keep it general.

You have 2 different rams listed, even if you want 3gb of ram try to keep them the same. Get a better power supply, don't cheap out on it. Get an aftermarket cpu HSF. Maybe get a soundcard too if your getting that speaker set.
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Changes needed:

Corsair 620Hx you could even get by on a 520hx.
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OCZ platinum 2gb (2x1gb sticks) OR Crucial Balistix 2gb (2x1gb)
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
That HDD is the same speed as that raptor and is more space
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Is the sound card really needed? Also that hard drive is not the same speed, it is 7200 RPM, the one I had is 10,000 RPM. Why do I need to change the PSU, is 630 enough?
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The sound card is optional only, I'm just suggesting that to take full advantage of your speakers a nice sound card will help.

The PSU you selected is really crappy, when you buy a psu the amps on the +12v rails are the important thing, not the max watts. The more amps on the +12v the better. Also you really should buy a good psu since it is powering your whole computer, you don't want a crappy psu to damage your parts.

Yes, the raptor is faster with 10,000 rpm compared to the 7,200rpm of the seagate.
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this may seem so but the cache is more in the seagate and cache size matters in seleting a HDD if your gona have fast read times. and plus why waste all that money on such a smaller drive that just has more RPMS?
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this may seem so but the cache is more in the seagate and cache size matters in seleting a HDD if your gona have fast read times. and plus why waste all that money on such a smaller drive that just has more RPMS?
Maybe I didn't say enough, from my post before, the raptor is faster in terms of rpm compared to the seagae, but like DawnofDoom said, overall the seagate will be the faster drive.
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okay makes sense now srry for the confusion. didnt read the post well lol. i thought you were saying that the raptor was still better because of the RPMS
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Can you guys suggest another HDD then? I have no need for 500GB, right now I'm using 47GB. :/ How many watts should I have on a PSU and I really don't want to spend over $100 on a PSU.
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He selected the GTS 320, cant believe yall missed that. Get 8800GT instead. Much much more powerful.

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