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Old 06-30-2010, 09:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd recommend a better graphics card, you can save money by going amd. You will end up spending less money on the motherboard and processor and will have about 50-150 more $ towards a better gfx card. I'd recommend a phenom ii x3 or x4. Try getting a hd 5770+

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Definitely want a good graphics card.

I hardly understand any of this...
Try to tell me this stuff in easy language for me? D: I'm really confused.

Can someone list all the components I need? For example, you need a processor, a motherboard, a graphics card, a sound card... Etc? I need to organize my thoughts but I need to know what to think of first.

Oh! Also, I saw a shell on TV the other day that was a little cube, but had enough room for the components in it, but it was small and portable-ish. Should I get one of those or just stick with the regular tower? I'd rather have something small but if it can't fit the things I need I won't get it.
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Definitely want a good graphics card.

I hardly understand any of this...
Try to tell me this stuff in easy language for me? D: I'm really confused.

Can someone list all the components I need? For example, you need a processor, a motherboard, a graphics card, a sound card... Etc? I need to organize my thoughts but I need to know what to think of first.

Oh! Also, I saw a shell on TV the other day that was a little cube, but had enough room for the components in it, but it was small and portable-ish. Should I get one of those or just stick with the regular tower? I'd rather have something small but if it can't fit the things I need I won't get it.
what you need:
case - possible to get a small form pc.
cpu - aka processor
motherboard
optical drive - like dvd/cd reader/ burner
hard drive
power supply
video card
operating system - like windows 7
keyboard
mouse
monitor
speakers
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Well you technically don't need speakers
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Well you technically don't need speakers
haha true

but the experience sucks without sound XD
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Speakers are a must for me. D:
I once tried playing RE without speakers and it was hellish.

So, anyone else want to input an opinion/suggestion?
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