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Old 05-08-2006, 12:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to build a new computer before the summer, mainly for gaming. I don't want something to expensive, but I want to be able to play games like BF2,CSS,WOW. I think I got all the parts right...If some of you guys could help me out and tell me what I need to upgrade/downgrade, change or what ever I did wrong.
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Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128301

Case/Cooling system/Powersupply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144004

Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151086

Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152025

Keyboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823161019

RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220079

Monitor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009073

Mouse

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104178

Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

Sound Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102002

Speakers

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121118

Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281

Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Some good choices there, esp the video card and the processor. You dont need a sound card, esp if you want to save money, onboard sound is decent these days.

I would recommend you change your hard drive, ram, dvd drive and case and psu: the above psu is low end quality. You may as well get a dvd burner for another $15 for backing up your data or copying movies.

This case and psu:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129158

Or this case and psu seperate:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104154

Ram:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231047

16mb cache Hard drive:

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

DVd burner:\

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058
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The video card is a great choice, but I personally recommend the 7900GT KO, rather than the CO. They are almost identical, but the KO has a better heatsink. I think they are the same price right now actually.

I also have those speakers and that same processor. Logitech's are really nice, I like them a lot, and so are their mice (mouses?). The 3700+ is also a good choice, but if you can, go with a 3800 X2. It's just a bit more power that will go further. There's nothing wrong with the 3700 though, so if you still want it--that's fine.

The RAM is probably fine the way it is, I usually go with Corsair, but I've heard that brand is good, too. The case, however, I do not like. I agree with vader that the Antec is a better solution. For the HD, I always go with Seagate.

Also, I haven't seen that keyboard before, but it looks sort of cheap to me. A nice Logitech is usually worth it in my honest opinion; I have a wireless one right now that came with a mouse (which I didn't like--replaced with a G5).
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go with visionray he gave you a good setup

stick with the aspire case (i have it and love it)
dont get an LCD monitor
get a decent CRT 21" for like half the price
LCD isnt worth getting into right now unless you really want it

i would also go with an ASUS a8n deluxe motherboard
*worth the investment*

other then that skeet skeet your good
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It all looks good.
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Some solid choices there, sounds like a good build to me. The advice offered in this thread is great too, follow it and you'll end up with an even better system. Good luck with it.


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go with visionray he gave you a good setup

stick with the aspire case (i have it and love it)
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How is the PSU in that though--is it worth replacing or is it stable enough?
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I wouldn't use the Aspire PSU that comes with the case; get an Antec or OCZ (I perfer Antec). Nice choice on graphics card, although I would get the KO edition (which costs around the same). I would go with a MSI, DFI, or ASUS motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130527
This is a good SLI mobo for the money, although not as good as the DFI Lanparty SLI-DR (but that costs like 60 or 70 dollars more).
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Thanks guys for all the help. I have made some changes. But I still have one question. I'm looking for a good operating system...Im looking at the windows xp media center because of my sons xbox 360. (This is who im mainly building the computer for, excluding BF2 for me ) Another question is I havnt built a computer since high school, Ive bought dells up till now. But I think Ill be ok but if anyone has a website that I could refer to from time to time if (when) I get lost. Any help would be awesome... Thanks again guys!
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