First Time Computer Builder

Erison

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As stated in the Title, I have never built a computer and it seems I am delving into this with a very rough idea of what I am doing. I have done some reading on sites and did some shopping around on Tigerdirect.com about a week ago and came up with this list. Would be lovely if someone or a group of someones could go over the list, give pointers, tips, and possibly better upgrades that are around the same pricing as the listed item or can find something better for cheap :D Thank You!

Motherboard-XFX nForce 750i SLI Extreme Motherboard ($99.99 After Rebates)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4316659&Sku=P450-9124

RAM-OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB) ($34.99 After Rebates)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3404049&CatId=2264

Hard Drive-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS Hard Drive ($59.99)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4499974&CatId=139

CPU-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor 2.4GHz, 1066FSB, LGA775, 8MB cache ($201.90)
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=80864

Video Card- Don't know yet

Case-Thermaltake VI6000BNS Strike MX ATX Mid-Tower Case ($49.99)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3829129&Sku=T925-1263

Power Supply-Apevia Java 500-Watt Power Supply - SATA-Ready, 120mm Fan (Black) ($49.99)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3986693&Sku=A107-1117

DVD Burner-LG GH22NS40R DVD Burner - 22x DVD+R, 8X DVD+RW, 22x DVD-R, 6x DVD-RW, 16x DVD-ROM, SATA ($29.99)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4502154&CatId=89
 

worshipme

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Motherboard-XFX nForce 750i SLI Extreme Motherboard ($99.99 After Rebates)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=P450-9124
Since LGA 775 is reaching the end of it's life, it would not be an easy upgrade path. I think you're better off going with a Phenom II platform with a 790GX board.
CPU-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor 2.4GHz, 1066FSB, LGA775, 8MB cache ($201.90)
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ductCode=80864
Here I would go with the Phenom II 940. It's a fair bit faster than the Q6600 at the same price.
Video Card- Don't know yet
This depends on a few factors such as your monitor's native resolution and your budget.
 
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