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Old 10-24-2006, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am building a computer for the first time and I just want alittle help picking out the best parts to bring out the full performance of each part, I hope that sentence makes sense. Also of course to make sure they are all compatable. Right now I believe they are but I want to make sure.

Motherboard: http://tinyurl.com/rn77b
RAM: http://tinyurl.com/yavhen
Processor: http://tinyurl.com/fho9a
Video Card: http://tinyurl.com/yhorj8
Power Supply: http://tinyurl.com/daebz
Hard Drive: http://tinyurl.com/nxuvq
Case: http://tinyurl.com/yl7nue

I am still deciding on a Video Card. I cannot make up my mind if I want the GeForce 7950GT (http://tinyurl.com/yhorj8) or the GeForce 7950GTO (http://tinyurl.com/yboyvs). Is the GT worth the extra money for its performance? I heard they were almost identical and that I should get the GTO but I'm looking for a second opinion. Also I'm not sure about the motherboard and power supply I picked out. I was thinking the motherboard I picked might be bad because it seems so cheap but I really don't know much and want to know what you guys think. This is another motherboard I had in mind, http://tinyurl.com/oudby Which one should I get? With the power supply, what I'm concerned about is if I want to overclock my PC will the powersupply be able to handle it?
Please just point out anything you think is bad about my custom build. I think all these parts after tax and shipping won't be higher than $1200. $1200 is definitely my budget I can't go over $1200, so I know I can't get top of the line but I do want to get a good computer. Also if anyone can find a black case with an intake fan and an exhaust fan preferably 120mm Fans would be appreciated. I'm just not sure if I want that case yet.
Any help posted here will be greatly appreciated, thanks for everything.
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well?
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everything is looking good to me... but the only thing i would change is the psu.. 450 is not enough.. i'd go for at least 550.. check out the antec truepower
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Love that Processor!, as far as your video card is concerned, either one, it doesnt matter. On all the games that are out now your gonna max out fps no matter what

alsoo, the first MOBO that you have might hold back the preformace of ur comp, to allow the comp to go to the top of its ability, go for this MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045
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thanks for the link to the great mobo. I'm considering it. And are you sure I will need a 550W PSU?
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if you plan on upgrading in the future.. yes you will need a new psu...

the geforce 8 is to consume around 300 watts with 1 card...
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