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My First PC build =o

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Hi im new to the assebly of a pc and was wondering if someone knows a great site that can help me put this together. this is my first pc build and i am very excited. and i just want everything to go perfect so! here are my specs

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Item(s) shipped from CA Tracking Number:
1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148262
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy $69.99
1 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128059
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy $89.99
1 EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130085
Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy $99.99
1 Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6550 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115030
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy $169.99
1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007
Return Policy: Consumable Items Return Policy $5.99
1 Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811133154
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $134.99
1 OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341010
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $89.99
1 SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151153
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $29.99
1 Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820146565
Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

really new to building so please use laymen terms!


:) -Maxi- :)
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Hi there,

The items you purchase usually come with instructions for each part, these are very handy to follow.

Plenty of how-to guides out there, have a look at some.

In particular, this one looks pretty good to me.



EDIT: If, when following through the guide, you get stuck and have a specific question, feel free to ask away :)

SECOND EDIT: The most important thing to have handy (when building a PC) is patience. Take it easy.

Edited by troy, 15 February 2008 - 07:27 AM.

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Save yourself some trouble and drop the Artic Silver grease. The difference between it and the what comes on the heatsink is nearly indistinguishable. Also because AS is metalic based if it gets in your socket that is basically it for your MOBO. With the preapplied grease on the stock HSF you don't have to worry about that or the mess. If you were getting an aftermarket cooler with plans on overclocking then things would be different.

If you don't mind mailing in a rebate you can get this PSU (which is higher quality) for the same price as the OCZ: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139004.

If you are in to gaming that 8600GT probably isn't going to cut it.

Edit: What is the price on that RAM? Crucial Ballistix series RAM is usually faily expensive due to it's overclocking ability. You may be able to get by with something cheaper.

What OS do you plan on using?

Edited by Titan8990, 16 February 2008 - 03:37 PM.

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