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Old 01-19-2007, 11:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok this would be my first time building a computer it is going to be an experience to me so for my case i just decided to get what i liked and i know later on that wont work out. So here is the case fans and lights i chose out
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Please tell me what you guys think and what parts you would recommend for a casual gamer.
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Old 01-20-2007, 12:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Motherboard

PCU

Power Supply

Video Card

RAM

Hard Drive1

Hard Drive 2

Monitor

Now the only thing i need is CD-ROM drives anyone got any good decently priced ones?
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good good choice with the case I just got mine 3 days ago I LOVE IT, 150 dollar case for 1/3 the price

edit: By the way the case is only 57.99 on newegg if that matters to ya

and from personal experience i would go with the core 2 duos, perhaps the e6300 if you are on a budget, the 7600gt is decent as well.. You dont really need that big of a PSU, id go with the FSP 400-450W, good and only 40-50 bucks from newegg.
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This is something id go for on a budget for a casual gamer

Motherboard: Gigabyte DS3 - $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128018
Processor: E6300 - $188
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005
Video Card: 7600GT - $110 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062
Memory: Corsair 2x512mb $123
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145566
Hard Drive: WD 250GB $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701
Optical: 16x DVD 48x CD $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106027
PSU: FSP 400W - $42
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953

Total - $693
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how much strain can that power supply handle though thats the thing
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i need to know the amount of strain because i plan on having alot of "Bells and Whistles" such a keeping my graphics card Cold
and other things to monitor temperature that might take up a few watts thats why i need something that can take a beating and is midrange price
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Enough, thats for sure.
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one more question what is a sata connector?
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replaces the IDE cable on your hard drive so instead of IDE its a sata cable.

IDE: http://www.msprojectstart.org/ide%20cable%20full.jpg

Sata: http://www.atechfabrication.com/imag...Cable_data.jpg
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I would get a 500w PSU so you cn upgrade later. LIke when Direct X 10 comes around (For hime, when he wants it). That is only if you have enough money now. Other than that the system that Higach is saying is your best bet for performace, cost, and upgradeablity.
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