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Old 07-25-2006, 01:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default FIRST time building a comp. Need Advice and Help.

First time building a comp need some help.

heres what i got can you guys make sure everything matches and is compatible and help me if
something isnt that good. thanks and i need help with some things at the bottom of the list.

this comp will be for school bs, basic home use and medium to high gaming, i want to be playing cs source, medal of honor,(and other ww2 games) and thats about it. and other games that are
sick that i dont know about and that dont cost money monthly to play like wow.


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NZXT Apollo BLACK NP Black Secc Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146025


AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Orleans 2000MHz HT Socket AM2 Processor Model ADA3800CNBOX - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103631


CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT400 - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440


Western Digital Caviar SE WD1200JS 120GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144414


ASUS M2V Socket AM2 VIA K8T890 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131024


PNY VCG7600GXPB Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133150


ENERMAX Coolergiant EG485AX-VHB SFMA 2.0 ATX12V 480W Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103495


Logitech X-230 32 Watts 2.1 Black Speakers - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121119

X2GEN MG19MY Black 19" 12ms LCD Monitor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824222011

Update LOGISYS Computer CLK4GN 10cm Cold Cathode Light - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16800888029

Rosewill RK650 Silver/Black USB Slim Keyboard - Retail

SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM

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TOTAL $1,049.87 949. 87 after 99.00 rebate for monitor.



need a compatible good lan card.
http://www.newegg.com/ProductSort/Su...SubCategory=27

need compatible cd/dvd drive. need it to play cd/dvd and burn cd/dvd CHEAP AS POSSIBLE
http://www.newegg.com/ProductSort/Ca...sp?Category=10





thanks for everyones help.
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First you need DDR2 memory, I have been recommending this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227077

Second, i wouldnt get a Enermax PS. Some friends of mine Parts Buyers say they have a lot higher return rate on them. Check out Silverstone or Antec.

Third get the speakers here (much cheaper, free shipping too)
http://www.justdeals.com/Items/970123-0403?

the 10-100 (lan card) is built in to the mobo. So you dont need a seperate one.

Look for the mitsumi floppy with the card reader built in(looks cool and saves space)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821104104
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The mobo you selected has gigabit ethernet built in. 480Watt power supply is pushing it, but should be fine. i normally wouldnt go below 500. Also that small cathode won't light up ur whole case, but maybe thats not ur intention.
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Also I have never heard of that monitor company, and the specs dont look too good. I would get this one its only a few bux more and 10x better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116375
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markleb- thanks for the links, i dont know what type of ddr2 memory to get idk wich one will work, there are a couple different ones i would like corsair though.

and for the floppy, a card reader would be like memory cards for digital cams right? i just do that through usb

and could you recomend a psu.

slayer- thanks ill look for a 500 watt. and i got two of those cathodes, the reviews say they are very bright do you think that will light up the case nicely, i think those take up pc1 slots so could someone recomend something better.

and about the monitor, the other one comes with a 100 dollar rebate so its like 124, and that one is 250 i cant afford one for much over 100.
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7600gt is a good video card but if you ever plan on overclocking I would get a HIS X1800gto IceQ3

I have one and with stock cooler I unlocked it to 16pipes with 730mhz gpu and memory (gets up to 75c). With my Amd64 @ 2.5ghz I get 10,200 in 3dmark05 which is about 3000 points higher than a stock 7600gt can overclock to IIRC.
If you don't plan on overclocking the x1800gto is a little faster on average anyway.
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well the memory I linked you to is better than the Corsair. The fast Corsair is like 3 times as much.

The floppy with the card reader is nice because you dont need and extra junk on your desk or any extra USBs either, just nicer for a couple of bucks.

As to the PS get mine( I have 4 hdds, 2 7600 in SLI and fans and lights and it works very nice.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163030

and this is a much better mobo for less $..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138026
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dario- is that english?

mark=u think 400 watts will be enough that other guy said i would need 500. building a computer is extrememly difficult i get so many different opinions.

and is that mobo compatible with everything that i got,

do u have aim or msn? would be easier through there.
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I would go with 500-600W so you can upgrade later down the road, if you get the cheapest you can you will just have to buy another PSU when you want to eventually upgrade (if you plan on selling this then buying new parts to rebuild just ignore this entire post)

Also, if you are getting an AM2, get DDR-2, waste of AM2 if you do not.
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