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Building a Computer From The Inside Out


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Hi I am interested in building a computer with a $1,200 budget. I'm not quite sure about how to go with it, I know I need the following parts:
-motherboard
-cpu
-heat sink and cooling
-memory
-hard disk storage
-optical storage
-video card
-sound card
-network card
-power supply

But my concern is buying a motherboard and not having the proccessor fit, or memory or just things like that. If someone could please help me and post a working computer with all these parts for about $1,200 including the monitor, keyboard/mouse and case I would appreciate it so much. I just need a template or something like that to work off of.

This site is great, so I hope I can get some help.

Thanks for your time!
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Hello CONNECTICUT,

You Could Go Where I Go
http://www.newegg.com/
http://www.pcmall.com/

Both Are Good Also You Can Buy A Tower That Would Go Along With It :whistling:
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I have gone to both of these sites and been to similar ones. But I need help picking compatible parts is why I'am here. Would it be possible for you to build a computer on paper with it's parts and specs so I can get an idea of what I need to know.
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I recently built a computer (pay no attention to the fact that i have a post on here because its not working :whistling: ) and it would fit your budget perfectly. I did a lot of research before my purchase and I know that everything i chose were quality parts. My trouble isnt related to choosing a generic part. Here's what i can recommend (everything i bought was from newegg):

ASUS M2N32 SLI Deluxe $150
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ $240 (just dropped in price)
Used stock cooler $0 (keeps CPU around 48 C)
2x 1GB Kingston HyperX 800MHz $244
WD Caviar SE 250GB 16MB Cache $75
Sony IDE DVD ROM OEM $18
Sony IDE DVD RW $45
EVGA nVidia 7950 GT 512MB $286
Integrated Sound Card $0
Integrated Network Card $0
Antec 500W SMARTPOWER 2.0 $70
Shipping $35
TOTAL $1163

Granted i built this computer for gaming and I'll eventually be getting a sound card but I'm sure the integrated card works fine for the time being. Hope that helped :blink:
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Oh yeah, and I got a Thermaltake Swing case for $60. Looks really nice. (If you need a case also)
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yea that helps... can u just confirm what each peice is. im sorry for sounding computer ilieterate...but thank u so much

ASUS M2N32 SLI Deluxe $150 ---------- motherboard?
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ $240 (just dropped in price) ---------proccessor?
Used stock cooler $0 (keeps CPU around 48 C) - heatsink/cooling?
2x 1GB Kingston HyperX 800MHz $244----?
WD Caviar SE 250GB 16MB Cache $75----?
Sony IDE DVD ROM OEM $18
Sony IDE DVD RW $45
EVGA nVidia 7950 GT 512MB $286
Integrated Sound Card $0
Integrated Network Card $0
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well yea you first need a mother board and AMD Athlon 64 is the cheapest one to buy and also tower to make sure it fits.. customized ones that are cheap is like around 65$ and also making sure it has like 2-3 cooling units... i would say look for your motherboard 1st, then tower, then video card to make sure it can fit
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No problem, sorry if i was being too ambiguous.

ASUS M2N32 SLI Deluxe ---- Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ ---- Proccessor
Used stock cooler $0 (keeps CPU around 48 C) ---- Heatsink/Cooling
2x 1GB Kingston HyperX 800MHz ---- RAM
WD Caviar SE 250GB 16MB Cache ---- Hard Drive
EVGA nVidia 7950 GT 512MB ---- Video Card
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so the processor has the right amount of pins and is compatible with the motherboard?
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Yes, they are both Socket AM2.
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thanks for ur help sir
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You're Welcome :whistling:
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