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adrenalinerush6

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I ended up not going through with the previous computer build due to another project i was working on. Now that I realize having a Hackintosh isn't important to me and I now have adequate funding...will this build work?



The Perfect Computer...Hopefully...
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103228 mobo----------$94


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103254 cpu--------$90


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814187030 gcard--------------------$110


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231226 ram-----------$47


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148288 hdd------------$55


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106100 dvd-----------$23


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811128029 Case-------------$55




TOTAL============================================================$474





Will these components fit and work together?

Is it possible to increase performance without increasing price? (I think you get it: i want best preformance for least price)

Do I need more cooling systems like fans?

What about Gaming, Photoshop CS2, Video Editing, and using Pro Engineer (3D modeling software)?

What about 64 bit OS (vista)?

Should I have DDR3 memory?

Dual-Core or Tri-Core or Quad-Core?

DVD Burning and Reading?

What else should I have?

Anything else?


Thanks again! ----- AdrenalineRush6 :)
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Hi there,

First up, I see two processors and no motherboard.

If it's any cheaper, you could go for DDR2 800MHz RAM, you won't notice any difference between the two in this build.

Do not use the PSU that comes with the case, you're only asking for trouble.

What OS are you using for this build?

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THANKS FOR REPLYING!!!

Sorry bout the two CPU links. Well i actually don't know about what motherboard to use. I don't know what makes a good motherboard a good motherboard. I also don't really know if my graphics card is good cause you can get a Nvidia 9000 card for like 300 or 80 dollars. I just need help figuring out what I need to successfully supply my needs. I planned on using a 64 bit vista disc I got for my current crappy laptop that is 32bit, but if you suggest otherwise, let me know. There are just so many specs for so many different parts=its overwhelming. What would you suggest/ change/ fix? What PSU should I use? Should I have Intel? Should I have ATI? More RAM? Less? More Processing power? Less?

I am not completely clueless. I have been on newegg for days, weeks even, assembling different parts with each other, watching Youtube videos, and reading tutorials. i have probably come up with 15-20 builds that i needed to fix or adjust to fit my needs/knowledge.

But your knowledge is better...so can you help me out?

PS: i have a not concrete budget of $600ish.

Thx..................AdrenalineRush6
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For a little less, I recently made this build. Let me know what you think.

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Wow that's a great price for all that stuff. Will it be sufficient for gaming... such as cod5? And I don't need the vista software, I already have it- so even less money to spend! Is it better to have a 2.3 ghz tri core, or a 3.0 ghz dual core? I don't understand that...

Thx again for helping me out...AdrenalineRush6

(I have school so no responses til after like 3:00pm American Central Time from me...)

Edited by adrenalinerush6, 06 February 2009 - 10:02 PM.

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School? What's school? :)

And American Central Time? That's fine, whatever, doesn't bother me from the land downunder! :)

If you already have a legit copy of Vista to use, and you have money leftover, there are a few things that could be done to improve the performance for gaming.

Please confirm exactly what you need, and what maximum budget you have, and I'll look at it again and revise that list for you.

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Well I think the best way to tell you what i need is to tell you what i do:

-Photoshop CS2
-ProEngineer 3D Modeling
-Video Editing ( I am just getting into that...so no programs-if you have a good one please suggest it)
-Possibly Music Editing just to fool around...
-Some DVD Burning...
-Call Of Duty 4
-Call Of Duty: World At war
-And then all the usual junk like iTunes, Movies, Firefox...
-And you know I was just thinking...maybe an OSx86 compatible Motherboard?...Hardware Compatibility List for OSx86

...If you don't know what OSx86 is...to speed things up...it's the ability to run Mac OS X on a normal computer. I have the software (I'm legal) but was unsuccessful on my laptop...


My budget is $575. (If you get to like $578...that doesn't bother me.)

Thanks again...AdrenalineRush6

Edited by adrenalinerush6, 08 February 2009 - 08:12 PM.

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Sorry, I've been flatout. Here's my build for $573:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119188
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128358
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161260
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341010
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115206
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227199
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136098
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106263

Because that's a basic case, you'll probably want to add another case fan for a few more dollars (recommended):
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835233009

All up about $580

Cheers

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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Where should i put the extra fan? Side? Front?

I will order tomorrow and if i remember, I will let you know how it went!


Thanks so much-

AdrenalineRush6

:) :) :) :) :)

Edited by adrenalinerush6, 10 February 2009 - 10:52 PM.

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nice, I like that core 2 duo intel build better lol. Nice pc for the budget.
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Where should i put the extra fan and which direction should it blow?
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Put it on the inside front, it's the only other available slot. It should be an intake fan (blowing in and over the hard drives).
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Alright thanks!

I ordered the parts today!

-AdrenalineRush6
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Hey thanks so much! My baby is up and running like a pro! You have been extremely helpful!

-AdrenalineRush6
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That sounds good :)

Don't forget I always love pics :)
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