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Old 09-21-2008, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey sorry for advance, I know yall get a lot of these kinds of posts I'm sure. But the other day I tried installing Warhammer Online on my desktop and it just couldn't run. So it made me think I need a new computer of course, and here I am, wanting to build my own rig. Of course I know nothing about it and could use any advice you guy can throw out there. My first question is basically, is there an order in which I should buy everything? Like, for example, my case first, then my video card, then my fan and so on? Do yall have any books that you can recommend?
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't really need a book... just take advice from people here, most know what they're talking about. Read a couple guides online on how to build a computer... it's not hard at all (last summer I had no idea how to build one and my first build went just fine).

Most people just order everything at once... you can sometimes save some shipping costs on a few items, but it doesn't matter that much. It's nice to get them all at once so you can test it out and have the same length of time to send a part back if it doesn't work. Otherwise if you get your hard drive like 3 weeks before another part, and your hard drive is bad, you only have like a week to send it back.

What's your budget?
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Alright, well thats good to know. My budget is 1200 (roughly)

Do a lot of gamer computers use two video cards?
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Alright, well thats good to know. My budget is 1200 (roughly)

Do a lot of gamer computers use two video cards?
There are quite a few crossfire/SLI setups out there but it really depends on what resolution you are gaming at. At 1920x1200 and above a multi GPU setup is nice and depending on what you are doing, that resolution could possibly push the limits of a single card. So yeah, unless you are gaming on a 24" and up monitor or are just building a benchmark queen multiple GPUs aren't needed.
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ya dude i really didnt know much until about 4 or 5 days of checking these forums and various other resources
i just hung around here,i know alot more about it and what i want.
im gonna build one in a few days.lol
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These parts come to $1,237 before mail in rebates. A single HD 4870 shouldn't have a problem maxing out any game except Crysis and you have the option to add a second one for crossfire later

Newegg.com - LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech - CD / DVD Burners

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Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems

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Wow, thanks a lot for doing that, I appreciate it. what about this instead for the case...

Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

I know its more money, but can I not buy some of the things on there that you previously listed? (yes i just want the blue glow haha)
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get it
thats what i got.it looks beast
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Wow, thanks a lot for doing that, I appreciate it. what about this instead for the case...

Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

I know its more money, but can I not buy some of the things on there that you previously listed? (yes i just want the blue glow haha)
in the suggested build above for you the guy has actually put two blue LED fans so if you bought those you'd still get the blue glow.
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