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randomsauce

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so im planning on building my first computer and i dont have much money u know im only 14 years old and i was wondering if these pieces will match or maybe if u guys can recommend me something that will work better and also help me pick a power supply also tell me if im missing like an audio card or something like that. THANKSSSS

motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813121100

cpu
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115055

ram
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820134582

case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811156062

harddrive
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136195

optical drive
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136152

keyboard an mouse(just in case u find something better (CHEAP))
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16823165015
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Everything seems to match up, but I think I can save you money and have a better performing system.

Gigabyte Mobo Waaay better board, faster RAM, and newer/faster North Bridge and South Bridge. More Sata ports too!
OCZ RAM to match that board. Has faster speed (1066mhz) and has heat spreaders to help increase the life and performance of your RAM(memory).
Antec 900 With the money saved there, you can get this. This has top usb, audio, and Firewire ports and tons of cooling, blue led's as well!
OCZ 500Watt PSU Under $60. Much better than a el cheapo that would come with a case. You don't want to send unstable power to the $100's of dollars of hardware you just bought.
Western Digital 320GB Hard Drive Has 16mb cache compared to the 8mb one you picked out, and has plenty of room for your music, pictures, and movies. 320GB compared to 80GB for only $20 more.

Ok, I'm going to stop there. So far I have found much better hardware and went over about $80 what you had picked out. (so far). $60 on the PSU and $20 on the Hard Drive. = $80. You definitely don't want a cheap PSU, and I think at your age you are going to go through an 80GB Hard drive in a heart beat. I know I would.

Here is where we are at. That mobo I recommended doesn't have on-board video. So you will need a video card(cheap one) or I can find you a board with onboard video, at least try too :) . jk What I need to know is if you will be gaming. If you are not going to be gaming then the cpu you picked out is way overkill. If you ARE going to be gaming, then you don't want a board with onboard video anyway, you will have to get a video card, but not a cheap one either. Just depends on what games you play really.

Just a rough draft so far, Let me know what you think and we can go from there. :) And hey, a budget would help also. I know you said you don't have much money, but how much are you willing to spend? I can make adjustments, so don't worry.
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Since you didn't mention hardcore gaming or anything, I would definately recommend you go with AMD. I am normally an Intel guy, but when people are on a budget, and they don't really want to loose performance, AMD is the way to go. Here is what I would recommend, feel free to ask any questions.

Antec Case - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129042

Thermal Take PSU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153052

EVGA Mobo - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188036

AMD CPU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103300

G.Skill Ram - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231122

Western Digital HD - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136098

LG Optical Drive - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136152

Total = $357

Let me know what you think. :)
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Since you didn't mention hardcore gaming or anything, I would definately recommend you go with AMD. I am normally an Intel guy, but when people are on a budget, and they don't really want to loose performance, AMD is the way to go. Here is what I would recommend, feel free to ask any questions.

Antec Case - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129042

Thermal Take PSU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153052

EVGA Mobo - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188036

AMD CPU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103300

G.Skill Ram - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231122

Western Digital HD - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136098

LG Optical Drive - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136152

Total = $357

Let me know what you think. :)



look im using this cpu http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115055 recommend me a good mobo for it and ram
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Since you didn't mention hardcore gaming or anything, I would definately recommend you go with AMD. I am normally an Intel guy, but when people are on a budget, and they don't really want to loose performance, AMD is the way to go. Here is what I would recommend, feel free to ask any questions.

Antec Case - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129042

Thermal Take PSU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153052

EVGA Mobo - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188036

AMD CPU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103300

G.Skill Ram - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231122

Western Digital HD - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136098

LG Optical Drive - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136152

Total = $357

Let me know what you think. :)



look im using this cpu http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115055 recommend me a good mobo for it and ram

I am just wondering why you wouldn't want to switch when you are going to get the same performance if not more for a little more than half the price?
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look im using this cpu http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115055 recommend me a good mobo for it and ram


You never answered the gaming question...

What I need to know is if you will be gaming. If you are not going to be gaming then the cpu you picked out is way overkill. If you ARE going to be gaming, then you don't want a board with onboard video anyway, you will have to get a video card, but not a cheap one either. Just depends on what games you play really.


Because if you don't game Or VIDEO EDIT, then this Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo is actually the faster processor for the same amount of money, it just has 2 cores instead of 4. If you don't game or video edit, then the last 2 cores on the Core 2 Quad you want will pretty much never be used(they don't work all at once, only when needed), running the one or two cores at only 2.33Ghz, 1333 FSB, and 4mb L2 Cache on the 45nm technology, compared to the Core 2 Duo's one or two cores at 3.0Ghz, 1333 FSB, and MORE L2 Cache 6mb on the same 45nm technology. They are the same processor, just one has more cores than the other, and the Core 2 Duo E8400 runs at 0.70 Ghz faster with more L2 cache.

With that said, going the AMD route isn't a bad idea if you really want to save money.

I am just wondering why you wouldn't want to switch when you are going to get the same performance if not more for a little more than half the price?

I agree
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The only reason I recommended the AMP CPU was because you said you are on a budget and are only 14. Why do you need 4 cores? Most programs today don't even take advantage of multiple cores, and if they do, it will only be high end programs or games.

If you really want to do that Intel, you might as well be putting alot more into the whole rig for a dedicated GFX card, nicer RAM, case, etc.
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Hey there, don't be ageist! :) I know at 14 I was encoding video and audio and doing other things that could have benefited from a quad-core CPU.

It is difficult to offer help without knowing what the budget and intended uses for the system are. If you could provide that information for us, randomsauce, we'd be much more able to help you.

That said, my favorite ~$50 PSU is this 450W Corsair. It has a terrific 33A on the +12V rail and 85% efficiency. Though, again, you may want to invest more in the PSU depending on what you will be using the system for.
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Hey there, don't be ageist! :) I know at 14 I was encoding video and audio and doing other things that could have benefited from a quad-core CPU.

It is difficult to offer help without knowing what the budget and intended uses for the system are. If you could provide that information for us, randomsauce, we'd be much more able to help you.

That said, my favorite ~$50 PSU is this 450W Corsair. It has a terrific 33A on the +12V rail and 85% efficiency. Though, again, you may want to invest more in the PSU depending on what you will be using the system for.

Didn't mean to be ageist(is that even a word? HAHA). Just was trying to say there might be better ways to spend or even save your money.
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