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Hey i want to build my own gaming Pc however i have no hardware knowledge, well i know how to build Pc's thats the easy part. The part i find hard is the shopping part because i wont have money to upgrade in the future i want to make a beast of a machine will i can. So i want to know as much as i can about hardware before i go shopping. Do you know anysites that can help me in my Hardware knowledge quest?

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Hi
I don't know of any good sites that will help you but if you like I can gave you some links to the parts I would go with. just need to know what your looking to spend on this.
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Hey, well i am in australia so the currency conversion could be a problem. Well since i wont be able to upgrade for a long time, i want to build the best PC i can afford. i am willing to spend $1500 to $2500. Mainly for gaming and programming. Do you know of any ebooks or books that could help me?
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If your building a PC for the future, you'd be wise to wait until later this summer when PCI Express becomes reality. Also, the AMD 64 seems to be the processor of choice. It offers a better price/performance ratio, and 64-bit computing when Windows and aps are available later this year.

Here's some good hardware sites:
http://www.anandtech.com
http://www.hardocp.com
http://www.tomshardware.com
http://www.lostcircuits.com/
http://www.extremetech.com

Also, be aware it costs a lot of money to buy hardware on the bleeding edge. It's usually wiser to purchase a generation behind the latest, and upgrade as needed. For example the newest nVidia card will cost $600, but for less than $300 you can get a card very close in performance. Same with CPU's, the newest will cost $700, where a few mhz slower can be had for $200.
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Good point with CPU cost, however PCI express will be a new techonology meaning that i will be buggy and expensive ( i think i might be wrong if so please tell me). Oh, THANKS FOR THE SITES :D :D <_<
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