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BrianTheLoser

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This will be my first build. I play WoW, The Sims 2, and Oblivion most of the time so that's what it'll be running. Also needs to do that boring school stuff though. :)

Any tips/tricks? Help with components?

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146030

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115029

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128059

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231122

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148141

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827248008

Graphics card? (Help.)

Should I use Vista? (Haven't checked if the games work with it.)



Ok, that's what I'm thinking. Some of it might not work right together or something, like I said I've never done this before. Should I change anything, add anything, consider anything?

Edited by BrianTheLoser, 22 February 2008 - 12:39 PM.

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james_8970

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I'll need a budget for the video card before I can recommend anything.

http://www.newegg.co.....pk=Sonata+III

This is the only PSU/case combo I will recommend at this time. The combo you suggest had a subpar PSU that is known to damage hardware.

This burner is much better.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827129009
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BrianTheLoser

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No more than a couple hundred for the video card.

I love the looks of the case I selected too, any separate PSU recommendations?

EDIT: New case choice...
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146030

NEW EDIT:
Nevermind that last choice. :)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129021
Official .^

Edited by BrianTheLoser, 22 February 2008 - 01:34 PM.

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james_8970

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I have a Antec900 case, it's a good case, but the one below is better in a few ways,
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119137
You may like LED's now, but you'll hate them in a month or two.

I need a budget for the PSU.

As for the video card. I recommend the one below.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150277

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BrianTheLoser

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I've never really looked into PSUs, but I'd say no more than $100-$150?
If that's only going to get me a crappy one then it can be risen though.
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What are some good PSU brands?
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This is one of the best on the market: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817151027

A personal favorite of mine with a 88% efficiency rating.



Other good brands:

Antec (stay away from Basiq)
PC Power and Cooling (probably the "best of the best")
OCZ (Cheapest I could recommend)

Edited by Titan8990, 25 February 2008 - 08:53 AM.

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BrianTheLoser

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The SeaSonic will work in my budget, thanks.
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What about the Corsair they reviewed not long ago?
The 750watt may be overkill, but there's a 650watt version that might work well.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139005

Thoughts?


EDIT:
Can extra wattage actually hurt anything?

Edited by BrianTheLoser, 26 February 2008 - 08:21 PM.

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Yes, Corsair also makes quality PSUs.

Extra voltage will not hurt anything. In fact, having more than the bare minimum voltage you need usually provides a more stable power current, which can prolong the life of your components. Also, having extra voltage will give you a bit of upgrade room in the future.
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Didn't think it would but better safe than sorry. :)

In that case I think I'll go with: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139006

Anybody care to change my mind?
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Hi there,

No, this is an excellent choice and should last you a good while if you can afford it with your budget.

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The budget all but goes away when it comes to the PSU.
If I don't get a good one it can ruin the whole thing so I'll work the extra hours for it.
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Now for the biggest question of all... Will all of this work together? :)
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Hi there,

Yes it will all work together well. One quick note, do not get that IDE hard drive, make sure you get one with the SATA interface. Here is the same one but with the SATA interface: LINK

Cheers

Troy

EDIT: Can you make a fresh list with the components you are getting? I am unsure which PSU/Case/DVD Burner etc... you are choosing.

Edited by troy, 29 February 2008 - 04:15 PM.

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