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Building First Comp. Would like Advice

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Okay, so after some help with my first try, I'll post again with my first built computer by me ^-^ Also, there are some things I've marked on the component list that I'm not sure if I should get... so please tell me if it something is worth getting or not, thanks!

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• Whole Computer- Visionman Intel Socket 775 Barebone Comptuer - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0Ghz / 2GB DDR2-800 / Asus Mobo / Wireless 802.11b/g / Onboard nVidia 7050 GPU / Media Reader / HD Audio / 580 Watt PSU (http://www.tigerdire...4998&CatId=2405)
• Price: $699.99
• ???(Which is better? the Barebones' motherboard or this one?) Motherboard = Nvidia MCP73 Chipset (GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i) HDMI/DVI/VGA ports e-SATA (http://www.3qstore.com/ga73pvms2h.html) Price: $82.99
• Already Has Good CPU (Processor)
• Good Memory
• ??? Hard Disk Drive of Barebones (VERSUS) Seagate ST3500641AS 500GB SATA/300 7200RPM 16MB HDD (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148262)???
• DVD/CD Drive/ Burner = Lite-On LH-20A1S SuperAllwrite SATA DVD Burner - 20x DVD±R Burn, 16x DVD±R Read, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD±R DL, 12x DVD-RAM, 48x32x CD-R/RW (http://www.tigerdire...83&Sku=L12-1132)
Price: $34.99
• ??? Does Barebones have SATA and SLI (do I need it?) ready power supply???
• Monitor = I-Inc AG-191DPB 19" LCD Monitor - 8ms, 700:1, SXGA 1280x1024, DVI, VGA, Black, 300 cd/m˛, Built-In Speakers (http://www.tigerdire...52&Sku=H94-1911)
Price: $159.99
• Operating System = Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116056)
• Price: $89.99

TOTAL: $1067.95
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While i don't particularly like ASUS Mb's, i can see no difference between thes 2 mb's. Both are low end without Dual Channel memory programming and the minimum of hardware ports on the mb. If you do buy the kit just use its mb. On the DVD-RW, i prefer the Pioneer units as they are almost silent in operation. The Lite-On's are very noisy to me. Prices are the same.

This will not be a powerhouse gaming computer by no means. I dare say you can buy the separate parts from newegg and get a more powerful computer. i am sorry i suggested that computer because after reviewing it i really dont like it.

So, heres my take on a build.

Use the case you mentioned, although i question what you will do if the fan dies(aerocool).

Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L

SILVERSTONE SST-ST60F ATX 12V 2.01 & EPS 12V 600W Power Supply

You will need a Video card with the above MB.
MSI NX8600GT-T2D512E OC GeForce 8600GT 512MB

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit

Whatever Hard Drive you want, they are all similar priced.

Same with the DVD-rw, All same priced.

same with Monitor and operating system.

My figures on the price is $845 plus shipping. This gives you a very good computer with dual channel memory, the newest chipsets, a good video card that should be able to play all but the killer games.

Just my opinion but there it is. Toning down can be done on a lot of the hardware if you want to build it to a price. Smaller HD's, older video cards, cheaper case, and a smaller processor could get you down to around $600-650.

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