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huFFy

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Hello, I am new to the computer building community and i figured it would be the best way to get a nice gaming computer without spending too much... ($800-$1000)

I picked out all my parts off Newegg.com and I'm pretty sure i have everything i need, but, i would like to make sure everything will work with each other before i go ahead with the purchase.

If you can suggest something different which would benefit my gaming results that would be very helpful :)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129021
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$99.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148288
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$69.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130372
EVGA 896-P3-1262-AR GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
$292.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135176
ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A3T - Retail
$22.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227298
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK - Retail
$94.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115036
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail
$188.99

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Not sure if i should go with this or the Q6600 for the same price...
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115017


COMBO: $226.98
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128358
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341018
OCZ OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail



Subtotal: $996.92

Not including the 100 dollar rebate from everything together...

Please let me know if everything will be compatible together. Do i need any extra cables?? I'm pretty sure it will all work together, but then again I am a noob.

Suggestions/Comments? Thanks!!!

:)

Edited by huFFy, 03 November 2008 - 10:30 PM.

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huFFy

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anyone??
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Did you realize you picked a non burning DVD Drive? For just a dollar more, you can get this one... Oh wait, mine comes with free shipping, so you can end up saving a little cash for extra functionality...

As for the CPU... That is a tough one. In my mind, I would get the dual core if I wanted to take the safe route, or the overclocking route. On the other hand, I would get the quad core if I wanted to try to futureproof my CPU a bit more. Either way, I don't see either being a bad choice.

As for the other components, I haven't reasearched them completely, but just looking at them I would say that they are pretty good choices.
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Thanks man im glad you found that for me... Now will i be able to install the computer with everything listed Or do i need to buy cables to connect all the parts to my mobo?? I'm not sure if they come with the cables needed to build the computer or not... BTW i have an o/s, mouse, keyboard, monitor, and speakers ready so i should be set.

Also, i think ill go with windows xp for now untill i save up for vista or is it even worth it?? after all this is a gaming computer and windows xp should be able to identify 4g of ram
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The motherboard comes with all the cables you'll ever need and more(from what I've experienced)

Also i would stick with XP IMHO till windows 7 and see if 7 is good or not, and actually 32bit XP/Vista only reads like 3.4GB(or was it 3.6GB?)... but I'd still stick with 32bit since most programs that have 64bit support don't even benefit from it since they're not made specifically for 64bit...

And personally I'd go with an XFX card(since they have a good warranty), and just overclock it myself.(unless the overclocked one uses a different fan)

Edited by zoneykid, 06 November 2008 - 01:11 AM.

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The motherboard comes with all the cables you'll ever need and more(from what I've experienced)


His motherboard looks like it comes with enough cables. However, mine only came with two SATA cables, which wasn't enough...

Also i would stick with XP IMHO till windows 7 and see if 7 is good or not, and actually 32bit XP/Vista only reads like 3.4GB(or was it 3.6GB?)... but I'd still stick with 32bit since most programs that have 64bit support don't even benefit from it since they're not made specifically for 64bit...


So your argument is you should pay more for a last generation OS? The point of waiting to buy a new OS is to save money. So buying Windows Vista would be better since its a little cheaper. As for the highly anticipated Windows 7, since Windows Vista was obviously a failure, Windows 7 is actually just a twin brother of Vista.

And personally I'd go with an XFX card(since they have a good warranty), and just overclock it myself.


EVGA is actually a brand that a lot of people seem to suggest based upon their good waranty, and they have something like a 90 day upgrade program.
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I wasn't saying to buy windows 7 when it comes out just wait till it's out and see if it's better before getting a newer OS.
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I think ill go with the windows vista 64 bit home premium THANKS
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I usually suggest either EVGA or XFX as both have the greatest warranty out there. I usually just pick whichever is the cheapest.
Vista 64-bit home premium is a good choice, you will be able to use all your RAM :)
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I hope a 700w psu will be enough for this thing.. :) i ordered it all yesterday and should get it by Monday.

Last question...

What is a Networking Card and does my motherboard come with it??

Edited by huFFy, 08 November 2008 - 01:52 PM.

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700W is more than enough for this build. :)

A networking card is a card that allows you to connect to computer networks. This includes both local-area networks (LANs) that allow you to share files, printers, etc. between computers in your home or office and wide-area networks (WANs), the most popular of those being the Internet.

Your motherboard has Ethernet ports built in, meaning that if you will be connecting this computer to your home network and/or the Internet via Ethernet cables, you will be fine. If you will need to connect to your home network and/or the Internet wirelessly, then you will need to buy a wireless networking card.
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Good!!

my last worry is that my gtx 260 card requires 2x6pin power cables from my psu and my psu only contains 1x 6pin and 1x 6+2pin... Will this still be compatible??

I think i should have went with the http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139006 instead..

I hope i don't have to send it back...
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You dont have to worry, the 6+2 pin means it has a 6 pin connecter and an extra 2 for 8 pin stuff, it'll work fine with both 6 and 6+2 pin cables plugged in.
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