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Can anyone help me find a computer or help me build one?


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Matt L

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I won't be building it. My brother is pretty good at upgrading the parts of his computer by himself. So if I can't do it, I'm sure my brother will.

But can someone tell me a good site where it teaches how to put parts together? If I think I'll do it, then I'll think of trying. But I'm pretty sure I'll ask my brother.
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I was thinking of customizing a Dell Dimension E520 with a Intel Core 2 Duo or somethin with an nVidia Video card, it has everything including keyboard, mouse, monitor, and stuff like that [except surge protector] for as low as $800!
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I'd suggest you don't.
If you planning on buying a prebuilt kit and then upgrading go to tigerdirect.com maybe even newegg.com and buy a barbone kit. If you buy from dell your going to have nothing but problems. As soon as you open the case you void your warranty on everything inside and the PSU that comes with all the builds are lower end that can't supply power hungry components.
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Edited by james_8970, 02 April 2007 - 04:48 PM.

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I don't plan on upgrading my Dell.
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I'd say follow the guild lines from titan. Only think I'd change is the GPU, lower end DX10 cards will be coming out within the next month, month and a half. One other thing, buy a cheap case and invest more money into a PSU, the one that came with that case is probably low end. Lower end PSU's that come in cases tend to short circuit and take computers or some components out with them, something that no one wants to happen to them. If your fine with the risk (I hope you arn't) don't go with that case/PSU.
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Edited by james_8970, 02 April 2007 - 06:36 PM.

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http://www.tigerdire...e...=2&NoMapp=0

the parts-

http://www.geeks.com...O...-DT&cat=MBB

http://www.newegg.co...;ATT=19-115-013

http://www.newegg.co...TT=SystemMemory

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822144701

that's without the case key board mouse and DVD±RW Dual Layer
and a 3 year warranty w/xp professional
and upgradeable
although it's only 1.8 speed processor
it's the graphics you need and it has plenty of memory

if i was to buy one prebuilt-i'd go for this one
and add a 19 lcd monitor
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Sorry, but I'd have to say you can get a much better build for the money. I still say you ought to wait for the budget line of DX10 cards and the price cuts which'll be happening around april 22, Nvidia's cards will be released within the next couple of weeks and ATI's in may.
If your buy the E4300, the only purpose of which would be to overclock since it has a higher multiplier.
If you do want to overclock the ram will limit you.
I'd recommend a minimum of 550 watts for a power supply for todays standards, to allow room for overclocking and future upgrades.
Ram isn't everything for graphics cards, in fact it's far from determining anything.
It's onboard, you won't get anything out of that for long.
By the way that barbone kit is blowing his budget without the monitor.
James

P.S. Just to note something, games are becoming more and more CPU intensive, Supreme Commander comes to mind. The more complex games become and the larger a role physics begins to play in games the more dependent we'll become on CPUs.

Edited by james_8970, 03 April 2007 - 05:18 PM.

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