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hey im new to building computers, actually this would be the first i make and i've been looking around the internet for a while on how exactly im going to do it so now im ready to start looking for parts. I was on tigerdirect and found that they have pretty good prices on things so i looked at their barebone kits because it would make it easier to get all compatible parts.... and they have low priced barebones however somethings have bad reviews...for example, one of the barebones has a bad power supply, the other has a bad mobo, the other one has a semperson/celeron processor(which i rather not have), and some i simply don't like the case...so i tried building a package that i like and i THINK has all compatible parts but i would like someone that has done this before to confirm for me and also to let me know if im missing any other vital component
http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=A455-2346 motherboard

http://www.tigerdire.....P1-A64-3800 E CPU

http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=TSD-80AS6 HDD

http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=A457-4026 DVD Drive

http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=ULT33153 Power Supply

http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=ULT33138 Case

http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=C13-6022 RAM

also a question on RAM, the MOBO says its dual channel DIMM, what is DIMM? and since the RAM i added to cart is Dual channel does that mean that i would connect one of the sticks to the black RAM slot 1 and one to the yellow RAM slot 1 or place both of these on the same color and place a second pair on the color thats left? also could i get a regular DDR2 800 1GB stick? a dual 1GB and 1 regular 1GB? thanks

thanks help is much much appreciated
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CPU is not compatible with that mobo.
Use this CPU
http://www.tigerdire...p?EdpNo=3496495

RAM = Yes

PSU = Yes

Case = Yes

DVD + HDD = Yes



also a question on RAM, the MOBO says its dual channel DIMM, what is DIMM? and since the RAM i added to cart is Dual channel does that mean that i would connect one of the sticks to the black RAM slot 1 and one to the yellow RAM slot 1 or place both of these on the same color and place a second pair on the color thats left? also could i get a regular DDR2 800 1GB stick? a dual 1GB and 1 regular 1GB? thanks


put them on the same color

Edited by Rocknrollcows, 03 February 2008 - 02:58 PM.

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CPU is not compatible with that mobo.
Use this CPU
http://www.tigerdire...p?EdpNo=3496495

RAM = Yes

PSU = Yes

Case = Yes

DVD + HDD = Yes



also a question on RAM, the MOBO says its dual channel DIMM, what is DIMM? and since the RAM i added to cart is Dual channel does that mean that i would connect one of the sticks to the black RAM slot 1 and one to the yellow RAM slot 1 or place both of these on the same color and place a second pair on the color thats left? also could i get a regular DDR2 800 1GB stick? a dual 1GB and 1 regular 1GB? thanks


put them on the same color

OHHH i see mobo is socket AM2 and the cpu i choose is socket 939 i see now thank you so much. now as for the RAM could i also get a regular DDR2 800mhz stick (not dual channel)
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Yes, you could get 1 stick, but dual channel is usually better

give me the link to the stick (800mhz)
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Don't get that PSU. It has got horrible reviews. If you need help selecting a quality one let us know.


Edit: Also keep in mind you are going to need an OS.

Edited by Titan8990, 03 February 2008 - 03:19 PM.

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i was actually thinking of getting a retail set of the atholon 64 X2 which is 69.99 and comes with fan but is 2.2GHZ rather than 2.0 for the OEM which is 49.99 and need a $12 fan which would total to $62. So i can get a bit faster cpu for 7 bucks. link to retail cpu CPU Retail
and i have yet to find a regular DDR2 stick but i'll post it in a sec once i do (im trying to keep this low budget incase i break something i can easily just buy another identical part. once i get the hang of it i'll build a better pc or upgrade parts individually)
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this is the regular non-dual channel RAM RAM
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There is no reason in not getting a dual channel kit. your original selection was perfect.
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Don't get that PSU. It has got horrible reviews. If you need help selecting a quality one let us know.


Edit: Also keep in mind you are going to need an OS.

i have XP on my current computer but i've been looking at some youtube videos on Ubuntu Fiesty (something) and i love the desktop effects and since i won't really be using my first built pc for anything that requires multi-transfer to other windows systems i thought Ubuntu would be fine, i just have to check wether the on-board video is supported with the desktop effects on ubuntu and if not i'll have to find a better graphics card but that'll be at a later time after i actually get the pc going. Unless you guys know of any other free OS that are really good i'll go for ubuntu.
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There is no reason in not getting a dual channel kit. your original selection was perfect.

nooooooo.... I'm gonna get the dual channel regardless lol its dual channel 512 for a total of 1gb(i think thats the way to say it, i just know its a total of 1GB) but i would love having 2gb and i was wondering if i could have a dual channel 1gb and another non-dual channel 1Gb.?
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I have heard good things about Ubuntu and Kubuntu. I also hear they are good for beginners in Linux.

Your OS on your other machine is most likely OEM which means it can't be moved to the new system.
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Don't get that PSU. It has got horrible reviews. If you need help selecting a quality one let us know.

really? i must've read it wrong because i remember it having 5star rating on all reviews....hmmm what would you recommend for a PSU under $40?
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No, your first set would no long run in dual channel. The best thing for that is to get a 2x1GB dual channel kit. http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=2264

The reviews I'm refering to were from tech websites not the actual shop.

I would recommend this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817256019

Keep in mind this will never run a midrange to high end video card.

Edited by Titan8990, 03 February 2008 - 03:52 PM.

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No, your first set would no long run in dual channel. The best thing for that is to get a 2x1GB dual channel kit. http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=2264

i see. could you explain to me what this means---->Maximum Memory Supported: 4GB - 32bit
8GB - 64bit

also if i get two dual channel kits do they have to be the same speed? or is it okay to have a 800MHz and a 677MHz?

and could i just get 4x1GB or 4x2GB regular DDR2(not dual channel)?
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Keep in mind this will never run a midrange to high end video card.


Is it due to it only being 350W? If so what would be the minimum required to run and high-midrange video card?
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