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Old 02-28-2009, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. I'm new to computer building. I decided I was going to build a new computer for myself in November because I recently got in to computer gaming. An online friend made me a list of parts with the budget I gave him. I am going to order this soon and I need some help and opinions please. I have three main concerns when I post the list. 1. Dual or Quad? It is mainly going to be a gaming computer. Ill post the two proccessors to choose from. 2. The motherboard doesnt look like it is a good one. There are many negative comments about something to do with bios. Is it a good motherboard? 3. Mainly check if everything ties in. Basically see that everything meets each others requirements and such. I have heard some of my parts may not be compatible with each other.
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The links dont seem to work, so just copy paste the id codes in to the newegg.com search bar.

Case- N82E16811119115

Motherboard- N82E16813131347

Graphics Card- N82E16814102803

Power Supply- N82E16817139004

Processor- N82E16819115017 or N82E16819115037

Memory- N82E16820231122

Hard Drive- N82E16822136074

DVD Burner- N82E16827151171

Monitor- Newegg.com - Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - LCD Monitors
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only link that works is the monitor

for just games you can stick with dual core
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only link that works is the monitor

for just games you can stick with dual core
Ok now try to look at the parts.
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if you could strech your budget just a little more then i recommend this cpu, if you want a quad.

Newegg.com - Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

also this memory is better

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

every thing else looks good. possibly might want to get this mobo instead.

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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I am going to stick with the dual. I looked at the parts you sent, the mobo seems to have worst reviews then the one I posted before.
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^ newegg reviewers are stupid. dont listen to them. just do a google search on that model and you will see that it holds the highest overclock record for the e8400/e8500/e8600. it is a good board.

the e8400 will be fine for gaming, but do get the ram i listed. it is better than the other ram you listed.
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I dont really overclock. Also many people say that when they use the ram you posted, it only uses 800 mhz. Can I use the first one I posted with your mobo?
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To get the ram running at the correct speed all you have to go is go into bios and adjust the FSB:RAM ratio.
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If this is a gaming computer, try to get a 4850, much better card, especially if youre getting a 22", a 4870 would be even better but I don't know what your budget is.

Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX4850 512MD3-DH Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - XFX HD-487A-YDDC Radeon HD 4870 XXX 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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