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mts51091

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This is my first computer I am going to build. I will enjoy this desktop for gaming and as well as for fun. Here are the links to the things I am looking to get and I have a few questions as well...



Computer Case-

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811166004

CD/DVD Drive-

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151153

Hard Drive-

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148155

Video Card-

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814129112

Power Supply-

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817709015

Ram-

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820134187

Motherboard-

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188024

Processor-

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115017

Extra Fan-

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835117017



Grand Total with shipping: $938.75





Questions

1.) Is that enough ram?

2.) Will video card run on the motherboard?

3.) Is it worth it to get a $250 Motherboard?

4.) Is the power supply big enough?

5.) Will this thing run like a charm?

Edited by mts51091, 29 June 2008 - 10:29 AM.

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There's a couple of things I'd suggest you change.

1) 2GB should be enough, however I suggest you pick up at least a DDR2-800 RAM, you can choose from OCZ, Mushkin, Patriot, Corsair, G.SKILL. How about this Mushkin RAM?

2) Yes

3) Yes and no, if you're going to utilize the added features that comes with the $250 motherboard then yes it is worth it. So you have to ask yourself, are you going to use at least 2 Nvidia cards (for SLI)? Are you going to overclock? If your answer is no then there is no point in spending so much money on features you won't even use.

4) When picking a power supply, you should not only base your choice from the wattage, you also have to make sure it has enough amperage in the 12V+ rail (you have to check what your graphics card will need), and also the quality of the build. Power supply is one of the most important component of a computer, if you don't get one with better quality, you are risking your other components as most of the time, if the power supply dies it usually takes other components with it. I suggest picking up one from Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Silverstone, OCZ, etc.

Is $1000 your budget?

Hope that helps.
Kamille

Edited by kamille316, 27 June 2008 - 01:31 PM.

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yea, $1000 is my budget, the less the better
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oh yea, i prolly wont use graphics card, and probally wont overclock it either, what is a better deal?
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The graphics card is the same as video card, you need this for gaming, of course there are some games that can run on on-board video but if you're thinking of playing some intensive games then you will need to get a decent graphics/video card.

For the harddrive, this one is cheaper, same manufacturer and disk space.

For power supply, you can select any of these: Corsair 550W, Silverstone 600W, or a PC Power & Cooling 610W.

The RAM I suggested before is a good buy.

For a basic motherboard that comes with features most people uses (i.e. onboard sound, 4 SATA ports, only one PCI-E slot), this Gigabyte board is a good one.

Also, note that this Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo is faster than the Quad Core you have selected (3.0GHz vs 2.4GHz) however, if you're thinking of doing a lot of multitasking of intensive applications like multimedia applications or sound/audio applications then the Quad Core would be better. For everyday use like web surfing, playing games, etc. then the Core 2 Duo is much better.

Everything that I didn't comment on is fine, so overall the total price sits around $900.

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Sweeeet, thanks!


what kind of video card should I get? Also, is there any other good motherboards? That one is out of stock :)
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I looked at another post, looks like this is a good motherboard

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128086
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Sweeeet, thanks!


what kind of video card should I get? Also, is there any other good motherboards? That one is out of stock :)

The one you selected should be fine (the ATI 4850) unless you have a lower budget for it. I would say right now, the best bang for the buck would be the 8800GT for $150-$170, if you have more money then the ATI 4850 will be best. Manufacturers available for ATI video cards aren't that good in terms of customer support and warranty, however there's Gigabyte, Asus and Diamond that I've heard to have good customer support but only cover less than 3 years of warranty, there's also HIS and Palit which are very popular, other manufacturer that you should stay away from is Sapphire with their horrible customer support.

Here's a review for the ATI 4850, they claim that the performance is on par with Nvidia's 9800GTX (which some cards now costs around $200ish also, but it was around $350 before the ATI 4850's release).

For the motherboard, I have the same one you have linked, it is somewhat like the EP35-DS3L with a little bit more features, only thing I really needed was more SATA ports (I'm currently using 4 and will probably buy more harddrive so the extra ports are nice).

Kamille

Edited by kamille316, 28 June 2008 - 06:07 AM.

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alright here we go, i got EVERYTHING now, or so i think....anything else any1 can suggest?


SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151153
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



$28.99




Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-BA Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811166004
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$5.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate

$89.99
$84.99



Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148261
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy



$57.99



EDIMAX EW-7128G PCI Wireless Card

EDIMAX EW-7128G PCI Wireless Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16833315041
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy



$22.99



DIAMOND 4850PE3512 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814103060
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$25.00 Mail-in Rebate

$199.99


SILVERSTONE SST-ST60F 600W ATX 12V 2.01 & EPS 12V Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817163109
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

-$40.00 Instant


$129.99
$89.99




mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996527 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820146118
Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy


$7.50 Mail-in Rebate

$44.99






GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128086
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy


$20.00 Mail-in Rebate

$119.99




Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115017
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy



$199.99



AOC 2216SW Black 21.6" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824160014
Return Policy: [LCD] Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy


$30.00 Mail-in Rebate

$199.99

Sunbeam SALF-08-B 80mm Blue LED Case Fan - Retail
Item #: N82E16835117017
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



$4.99

RAZER Tarantula RZ03-00070100 Black USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16823114006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



$89.99



RAZER Diamondback 3G Earth Green 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB 3G infrared Gaming Mouse - Retail
Item #: N82E16826153028
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$5.00 Instant


$49.99
$44.99

Subtotal: $854.90
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bump


do i need a CPU Cooler?
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Your CPU is a retail version. So no, it will come with the heat sink and fan. You should get a tube of thermal paste. When you apply the thermal paste you want a thin coat. The thinner the coat the better, but make sure it is completly covered. Also, I recomend using Kingston or Crossair. I have had nothing but problems with the Mushkin brand. Kingston and Crossair are really good and reliable and offer great support for there products.

Edited by steveie85ca, 29 June 2008 - 10:56 AM.

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