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Old 11-23-2005, 10:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building my first rig, what do you think.

k, im new to this, but im building my first rig. i have decided on everything(i think, if i am missing somethig please tell me! except for video card,which suggestions for would be great)

ok:
case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132

power supply:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148002

Hard drive:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

Optical:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136071

MOBO:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131540

CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103533


also, do i need a sound card? or is it just extra for better sound. and what is the deal with USB and FW ports, are they built in to w/e or do i need them as PCI cards, because i don't see them on newegg
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Old 11-23-2005, 11:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're going to spend that much on the case, might I recommend this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112040
That power supply sucks, get this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
your choice of hard drive is very good, that is the exact hard drive I recommend to people. optical is fine. don't get that mobo, get this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136166
and lastly, get this cpu instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

oh yeah, get an evga 7800gt video card and a creative x-fi xtrememusic sound card.
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Why would you get a DFI expert if you are not overclocking?

The BIOS has tons of settings. Its not good for a first time builder.
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Old 11-24-2005, 07:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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sorry what is not good for a first time builder?

also about the case, i want something that looks cool,not just a plain one, if there is something cheaper that looks cool and is good, id look a tthat
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he said that DFI nF4 Mobo is not good for first time builder - since it is ur first time build.( DFI NF4 Lan Only good for oVerclocker)

I was a Asus fans, but recently i heard they are not doing well ,so i recommended MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum as Mobo
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k,ill look into that.

i have decided on this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208008 and i guess that extra power supply
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Old 11-24-2005, 10:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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from what i've read, the sli thing seems like a future technology, and alot of people disagree with its utility.

i've been recommended to get the non-sli lanparty model, i forgot right now what it is...

my two cents!
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Old 11-24-2005, 10:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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then what mobo do you reccomend for me? one from gigabyte maybe?
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no, what i'm saying is dfi lanparty nf4 ultra is what i'd go for
i guess the asus one that was equal to the dfi as best, has probs with amd x2's

but this could be incorrect... i'm gonna get teh dfi
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ok,if i were to be ordering things as i ge the money, what would the order be ased on installation order. i plan on ordering case and powersupply in the next day or so, then what after that
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