First Ever Build!

nehalem2050

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So I know what I want my computer to do, but I can't find one built for what I need. So hopefully you guys can help me out. I'm not looking to go absolutely crazy with this built, I just want it to be reliable and do what I want it to.

I want a computer/home theater system. HD Monitor and speakers I already have.

So what do I need for the rest of this build? (I'm new at this remember)
Id appreciate a list of suggestions for components to buy too.

Thanks everyone!!
 

4mattc

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What you would really need is a very good graphics card (GeForce 9500GT 1GB ) and a perty big hard drive... ram should be at least 2 gigs.
 

nehalem2050

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well whats a big hard drive? I dont play games or run lots of demanding programs. I'm not video editing, just watching tv, movies, playing music etc.
 

Luke_Uk_Baggy

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Original Poster:

- Whats your budget?
- Have you any preference to an AMD / Intel Build?
- You have anything else to use at all? Or do you want a list of everything, Like mouse / keyboard? Operating system?

well whats a big hard drive? I dont play games or run lots of demanding programs. I'm not video editing, just watching tv, movies, playing music etc.
To be honest you dont need a 'big hard drive' to do this. Answer the above questions, and we will see what we can do for you.
 

4mattc

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well movies take alot of space... if you were going to save the movies i would recommend getting a harddrive at least 300 gigs. thats just from experience... i had to upgrade cuz i was loosing alot of space
 

aPanzerIV

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Well, ugh, here are my minnimums on what comps you should get based off of what you do and why:

2Ghz Processor or more: If you do video editing and watchin gmovies, your not going to need a super powerfull processor, but you still need some speed.

1.5gb or more: When a movie loads on your dvd rom, your ram is where it loads to before being played, the less ram, the longer the load and the slower it plays.

80Gb: most of todays movies take up aroiund 5gb of disk space, that is, if you want to rip your movies, your going to need a big hd.

I hope this helped.
 

nehalem2050

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Well I have a budget of about $500. If I have to spend a little more to really get a worthwhile system I will. I don't have a preference between AMD or Intel. I've had both in past systems and never had a problem with either. A list of compatible products would be much appreciated! I have mouse, keyboard, monitor, and speakers already. My top priority is getting my moneys worth out of the HD monitor from this build, so I need something with HDMI video support.
 
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