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Help on building a new system


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Hi, I am somewhat new to PC building. I Have upgraded my own computer a few times and am familiar with what piece goes where and how to do it but one thing I am not clear on is component compatibility. Because I am trying to buy each component separately for my new computer I feel like I need someone to take a look at my choices and tell me if they have any suggestions or comments on what pieces I should be looking at. So far, this is my practice component list.


Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-DS4 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

XFX PVT88PYDF4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card -

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6400CZBOX -

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4

HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725032GLA360 (0A35411) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive


Keep in mind that this is just a "rough draft" and what i'm really looking for is someone to tell me if I am on the right track or if i'm missing something. This is just a practice build for me and

I didn't include a monitor, keyboard, mouse, sound card, disk drives, ether net card, heatsinks/fans, or power supply in this list. This just lists the stuff that i don't feel I know enough about to make a decision.

Thanks a lot, if anyone needs more information just ask, or i can always e-mail it to you. I made it on newegg.com.

Edited by akex, 02 February 2008 - 01:46 PM.

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At that price range you are looking at Intel has much better choices. The 6400+ black edition does not come with a HSF. The Intel e6750 for the same price performs considerably better than the 6400+.

Ethernet and sound are built into MOBOs these days and will not require a seperate card.
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So, it looks like i've got a few things to learn. I may just look at what some of the other people here are building and take a leaf out of their book.
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