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Old 03-10-2006, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanna start my first self build project. I was gonna wait for the new AMD stuff to come out, but I decided to go ahead and build a comp now. This one will be for my wife. LOL I'll build the better one for myself later on.

Anyway, I want this comp to run most games, in particular WOW for my wife REALLY well. Here's what I plan on putting into the comp. Feel free to make suggestions on changes that should be made. Infact, plz do. I can use all the help I can get.

I wanst sure what PSU or NIC card to get, so help me out with those if you can.

Let me know if thers any changes that should be made.

Thanks all.
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CASE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154]
MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131569

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148106

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145449

GPU
Gonna put my old 6800 Ultra in.

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103932

Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178

NIC Card
???????

CD/DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131417
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Old 03-10-2006, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good, cept drop the SLI mobo if your just gonna build yourself a super rig later. Also for your PSU I'd an Antec truepower II 480 or 550 watt. 550 would be safer for future upgrades.
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Yes I would use this mobo : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131569
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Old 03-10-2006, 04:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. MOBO link changed. Nice price drop as well.
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I have one question...Where did you find a woman that likes to play computer games?!! They don't sell those at NewEgg the last time i checked! : / hahahaha.
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Personally, I think you should look in a few other directions.

1.) That case is nice, but instead consider looking at like a Cooler Master Centurion w/o PSU for about $50.

2.) The Antec PSU you linked is basically the same as this one here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
This one i've link is cheaper and has a $15 MIR.

3.) With the money that you've saved from that uber expensive full tower case, you can better invest it in more storage on your HDD. Look into a Seagate "Cuda" 300GSATA $130

4.) Also, may-be upgrade the sound card to an X-fi Extreme Music.

That's IMO
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I have one question...Where did you find a woman that likes to play computer games?!! They don't sell those at NewEgg the last time i checked! : / hahahaha.
Yep, she LOVES games. She's been that way ever since we started dating................weve been married for over five years now. She's better at games then I am. LOL
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ok enough about your "dream wife" come true, ok... lol

read my suggestions ^Above... And follow them...
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No need for NIC card as your mobo has it onboard.


The X-FI Extreme Music costs just a bit more and sounds much better.

You haven't picked a video card yet but WoW isn't a graphic intensive game something to keep in mind.
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He said, "He'll use is old 6800u"
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