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TopDogJW

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#1 11 years ago

Hey guys, how's it going? Anyways, I'm planning on building a PC and am wondering what would be a good tower, motherboard, cpu, power supply & fan combo for my needs. I want to build a duel core PC running at about 2.5Ghz (give or take), 2GB RAM for now (maybe more in the future), a power supply that can take newer video cards and a motherboard that supports all of the above and has a slot for PCI-E video cards. After that, I think I can figure out the right stuff to get, video card, hard drive, sound card, optical drives, etc. I will be using this in the office for now, but would like to have the ability to upgrade it so it could be a mid range gaming computer. Thanks for the help!




foodmaniac2003

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#2 11 years ago

Price range?




TopDogJW

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#3 11 years ago

Doesn't matter, whatever the hardware in the above post will cost is my range. Once I figure out what the hardware will be, I'll find it on the internet somewhere.




TopDogJW

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#4 11 years ago

Anybody have any ideas for me?




foodmaniac2003

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#5 11 years ago

Sorry, this must have gotten buried

Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz Wolfdale Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors Zalman CNPS 9700 Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks WD 640GB HD Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives 2GBs DDR2 800 PC6400 Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Samsung Optical Drive Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Palit 9600GT Newegg.com - PALiT NE/9600T+0152 GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics That's $110 for a freaking 9600GT! :D

Windows XP Home Edition Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - Operating Systems

Corsair HX620 PSU Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies

For the case, I'm really not sure. The full towers look nice though, CoolerMaster's offerings at the moment aren't too bad. I've been eyeing the Cosmos 1000 and Stacker 830, and some of the Lian-Li full towers ($$$ ), but the Antec mid towers look great too!

For a monitor, I really have no idea.

Motherboard? Again, I have no idea.

With the case, mobo, and monitor, it'll be a little over $1500.




Vince

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#6 11 years ago

Yeah, foody's posts were good, but how about one of the new 9800GTX's, they're crispy.




TopDogJW

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#7 11 years ago

Ok, I found some good stuff for what I want, they should work together well, but I'll see what you guys think. I'm going to use the RAM you suggested foomaniac2003. Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory And the optical drive. Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners But I found some other stuff that's perfect for me. Case with power supply and fans. Newegg.com - RAIDMAX Smilodon Extreme ATX-612WEBP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Computer Cases Motherboard. Newegg.com - ASUS M2N-E AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards Processor. Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors I'm going to decide on a video card soon, but I know what to look for. And two final questions. In my old computer, I have Windows XP Professional, is there a way to transfer the licence to my new computer? I also have a 120 GB hard drive from that computer I'd like to reuse as the hard drive for this new computer. There is a way I could take of the above at the same time. I don't know if this is possible, maybe crazy, but could I remove the hard drive from that computer and just reinstall it into my new computer? Since it has the XP install, and all my files, I'd like to do that if I can. And by the way, thanks for all the help guys. :D P.S. I have all the extra stuff like the monitor taken care of, I just need to worry about the computer itself.




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#8 11 years ago
TopDogJW;4291712Ok, I found some good stuff for what I want, they should work together well, but I'll see what you guys think. I'm going to use the RAM you suggested foomaniac2003. Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory And the optical drive. Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners But I found some other stuff that's perfect for me. Case with power supply and fans. Newegg.com - RAIDMAX Smilodon Extreme ATX-612WEBP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Computer Cases Motherboard. Newegg.com - ASUS M2N-E AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards Processor. Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors I'm going to decide on a video card soon, but I know what to look for. And two final questions. In my old computer, I have Windows XP Professional, is there a way to transfer the licence to my new computer? I also have a 120 GB hard drive from that computer I'd like to reuse as the hard drive for this new computer. There is a way I could take of the above at the same time. I don't know if this is possible, maybe crazy, but could I remove the hard drive from that computer and just reinstall it into my new computer? Since it has the XP install, and all my files, I'd like to do that if I can. And by the way, thanks for all the help guys. :D P.S. I have all the extra stuff like the monitor taken care of, I just need to worry about the computer itself.

That's a lot of money for the ATX mid tower you're getting, for that price why not get a ATX full tower with almost the same or better psu?




Kwould

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#9 11 years ago

If you have a retail version of Windows XP (a copy you purchased seperately) then yes you can transfer the license. If it was a copy that came with an OEM computer (such as a Dell, HP etc.) then no you cannot. While it is possible to do what you are suggesting, it would be difficult and technically illegal (if you have a vendor OEM license). If it were me, I'd go ahead and pick up a copy of Vista. It's not that much more expensive than a full version of WinXP Pro, and if you are going to spend the money anyway, you might as well get the latest.




*The.Doctor

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#10 11 years ago
KwouldIf you have a retail version of Windows XP (a copy you purchased seperately) then yes you can transfer the license. If it was a copy that came with an OEM computer (such as a Dell, HP etc.) then no you cannot.

I used the XP SP2 disc i got with my Dell to install XP on the computer in my sig. It installed and activated itself without a single problem, i just used the COA code from my Dell since i'm no longer using it on that computer. If you going to go with a AMD build, i highly recommend this motherboard: Newegg.com - ASUS M3A AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards I have that one (look in my sig) with a X2 5400+ and it runs great. Very stable, nice overclocking options, and full support for socket AM2+ and the Phenom quad cores. You can get the X2 5400+ (OEM) on Newegg for $78. You just need a HSF for it. I use the Artic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro ($25) and it keeps it pretty cool.