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New PC build, please critique.


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Brandon Plank

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Hello all,

My name is Brandon and I have been absent from the computer parts and build world for the past 4 years since I have gone to college. Now that i'm done, I am going to build myself a new rig for myself, but the problem is, I have lost a lot of my detailed information about parts and company, so i'm still trying to find my bearings again. Anyways, this is what I want to build, my budget is around $700 (i'm also a father now, so my budget has gone down :) ) . If anyone has the time, please review my build and critique, becuase I have been gone for a looooong time... I plan on using this build for playing games such as WoW, Crysis, CoD, etc. I also want to multi task while playing (AIM, Frost Wire, Torrents)

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811148001 (I want to be creative with LEDs, cathodes, and glow wire)
Power Supply: I have a 600w power supply I stole from a buddy's rig
Hard Drive: I have a 250gb Western Digital HDD I stole from the same rig
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145184 I'm going with 4gb because I might have to end up using Vista :) which I know takes up a lot of RAM, and I multi task quite a bit.
Motherboard: Not quite sure what to buy here...like I said i've been gone for a long time. I'm assuming if I do get the Vista it's going to be 64bit, but hopefully I can snag a Windows XP pro3 disc and run the 32bit. So I suppose i need a motherboard which can handle either OS....and the higher capacity of RAM is always good too. Any thoughts here?
Video Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130378 The last card I bought was a 5200..and this looks a little cheap..is this really a great Thanksgiving Day special? Surely they don't run at this price or even close retail....
Processor: I was not here for the dual processor bang, just heard about it, so not quite sure in this area either. I would think the extra cash for the dual chips would be smart!

I'm sorry for the lack of information..that's why I came here!! :wave: I hope someone out there with more knowledge than I could lend some helpfull hints before I spend money on parts I could have done without... :help:

Edited by Brandon Plank, 28 November 2008 - 10:56 AM.

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Hello all,

My name is Brandon and I have been absent from the computer parts and build world for the past 4 years since I have gone to college. Now that i'm done, I am going to build myself a new rig for myself, but the problem is, I have lost a lot of my detailed information about parts and company, so i'm still trying to find my bearings again. Anyways, this is what I want to build, my budget is around $700 (i'm also a father now, so my budget has gone down :) ) . If anyone has the time, please review my build and critique, becuase I have been gone for a looooong time... I plan on using this build for playing games such as WoW, Crysis, CoD, etc. I also want to multi task while playing (AIM, Frost Wire, Torrents)

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811148001 (I want to be creative with LEDs, cathodes, and glow wire)
Power Supply: I have a 600w power supply I stole from a buddy's rig
Hard Drive: I have a 250gb Western Digital HDD I stole from the same rig
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145184 I'm going with 4gb because I might have to end up using Vista :) which I know takes up a lot of RAM, and I multi task quite a bit.
Motherboard: Not quite sure what to buy here...like I said i've been gone for a long time. I'm assuming if I do get the Vista it's going to be 64bit, but hopefully I can snag a Windows XP pro3 disc and run the 32bit. So I suppose i need a motherboard which can handle either OS....and the higher capacity of RAM is always good too. Any thoughts here?
Video Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130378 The last card I bought was a 5200..and this looks a little cheap..is this really a great Thanksgiving Day special? Surely they don't run at this price or even close retail....
Processor: I was not here for the dual processor bang, just heard about it, so not quite sure in this area either. I would think the extra cash for the dual chips would be smart!

I'm sorry for the lack of information..that's why I came here!! :wave: I hope someone out there with more knowledge than I could lend some helpfull hints before I spend money on parts I could have done without... :help:


well i was going to help you, but since i see that ur gonna use it for torrents to, i think i won't. And i dont think any1 else here should.
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Alright, thank you for your reply.
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