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gnspr9

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#1 15 years ago

Ok, so I want to get rid of my Dell, and actually make my own computer, i've recruited one of the juniors from the computer class at school to help me out, but nobody's perfect, so i've been looking at various things, and would like to know if you all approve, and tell me what else i need, (i've got video cards, HD's, and ram covered already.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119077

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119094

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131540

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817152022

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811998127




MG42Maniac

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#2 15 years ago

Components seem fine so far but i'm not an expert on good American brands. What will you mainly use this PC for? There is a guide that breifly covers components and goes into great detail on how to build a PC from start to finish to overclocking, in my opinion its one of the best guides on the net even if it is a little biased towards Corsair. Grab it here




Oblivious

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#3 15 years ago

Do you have the cpu already as well, or undecided? If you go AMD as your motherboard suggests, what kind of ram do you already have? (as it needs to be compatible)

Everything looks OK, but I'm not sure on the PSU. $69 for a 580w psu sounds a bit suspect to me. Antec, OCZ and Seasonic make good power supplies.




gnspr9

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#4 15 years ago

MG42ManiacComponents seem fine so far but i'm not an expert on good American brands. What will you mainly use this PC for? There is a guide that breifly covers components and goes into great detail on how to build a PC from start to finish to overclocking, in my opinion its one of the best guides on the net even if it is a little biased towards Corsair. Grab it here[/quote]

Mainly games & using the internet.

[quote=Oblivious]Do you have the cpu already as well, or undecided? If you go AMD as your motherboard suggests, what kind of ram do you already have? (as it needs to be compatible)

don't have anything yet, want to have everything figured out before I spend money. RAM? i will probably recycle the 512 stick from the Dell, but if I have anything left over from the rest of the stuff, I'll buy two 1 gig sticks.




Oblivious

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#5 15 years ago

How much are you looking to spend? The friendly folks here are always willing to piece together a system, but need some type of budget to work with (and a detailed list of parts you already have and plan to use).

And on the ram, if you go with an AMD processor, the maximum speed it can be is DDR pc3200 400mhz. Do you know what your old ram is? You can use this little app called cpuz to find out if you aren't sure.




gnspr9

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#6 15 years ago

I have about 600.00 USD to spend, have the HD covered already, and the drives, DVD, CD, and floppy. got vid cards, and if the RAM works, which i have no clue if it will, then I have that, and that's it so far.

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Oblivious

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#7 15 years ago

That^^ pc2700 ram would work, but you might want to just go ahead and get a dual channel 1gb or 2gb kit anyways.

And I'll presume from your choice of motherboard, that you have a pci-express Nvidia card or cards, not agp. Also, you have a monitor to use, correct? So $600 limit...

I won't bother trying to find a case, there are so many, and your choices should work fine.

SLI setup: $165 Motherboard - ASUS A8N-SLI Premium $212 cpu - AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego $69 psu - Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply $68 ram - GeIL Value 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit

Total $$: (+ tax/shipping) With your first case ($55) choice, SLI board & 1gb ram=$569 With your second case ($75) choice, SLI board & 1gb ram=$589

If you don't have/need/want 2 video cards, here's a non SLI setup:

Non SLI setup: $97 - ASUS A8N-E Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD $212 cpu - AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego $69 psu - Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply $148 RAM - GeIL Value 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit

Total $$: (+ tax/shipping) With your first case ($55) choice, non-SLI board & 2gb ram=$581 With your second case ($75) choice, non-SLI board & 2gb ram=$601




Chocu1a

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#8 15 years ago

I beleive he has an agp card as his cpu is a socket 478. Also, he will need an OS, as he has a Dell. Looky here::) OS:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16837102059 CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103539 PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103937 Case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119077 MoBo:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128268 or:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128307 Memory:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145450 AGP price:586 usd PCI-e price: 604 usd. This does not include tax. Also, if you go pci-e, you will need a new video card, unless you buy this mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813157081. I have this same board, & it works great. Allows to use agp now or pci-e when you can afford it.Price with this board:598 usd




Oblivious

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#9 15 years ago
Count_Chocu1aI beleive he has an agp card as his cpu is a socket 478. Also, he will need an OS, as he has a Dell.

Man, I didn't even bother looking at that, I was just curious about the ram. And he did say Dell in post one, and I always forget about the OS. Doh! Well, that significantly changes things!




bledbyroses

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#10 15 years ago

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