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dudefromjapan

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Thanks in advance for helping me with my first time build. I just want to know about compatibility issues and the most bang for the buck info. You know, stuff I want to make sure about so that I know what I order will work(unless it's defective) and please my needs. I'm aiming for a mid to high end gaming/amateur video editing computer. Let me know what you guys think :)

Oh and any criticisms and recommendations are welcome as well!

Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW ATX Mid Tower - Retail

Motherboard: BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600W ATX 12V - Retail

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel - Retail

Graphics Card: EVGA 512-P3-N973-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x 16 HDCP - Retail

I'm planning on getting the other required components(hard drive, optical drive, etc from an older computer I have to save money. It's an HP a1240n model) Thanks again!
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as far as i can see the stuff looks compatible. personally i wouldnt go with intel processors though they dont run as efficiantly as AMD (but that is a personal opinion) but i would consider a more powerful vid card 512MB can run just about everything but nowadays its not enough to run games in high qualities. Im currently building a list of hardware for my own first build comp, if you want to see it here is the link. you might find some useful hardware on there that i got from others around the forum :)

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I have a couple of questions/comments/suggestions :)

1. What operating system will you be running?
2. Do you plan on upgrading in the future?
3. I disagree with sulobaid regarding the processor, but it truly is a matter of opinion. I believe you will get great game/video performance from an Intel Quad processor. The processor choice was recently asked by another member. I suggest you read the discussion found HERE.
4. I do agreee with sulobaid about getting a newer model graphics card with more memory. ATi's new line of graphic cards are excellant, or an Nvidia 260/70/80. Also go for 1GB of memory on your video card unless you want to setup a Crossfire/SLi (though it may require a different motherboard.
5. I am not to familiar with Biostar motherboards, but if you want a higher end machine, I would invest in a better motherboard. Asus and MSi are always good options, they make great motherboards.

Hope this helps.

Edited by Trippster, 10 June 2009 - 09:50 AM.

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I have a couple of questions/comments/suggestions :)

1. What operating system will you be running?
2. Do you plan on upgrading in the future?
3. I disagree with sulobaid regarding the processor, but it truly is a matter of opinion. I believe you will get great game/video performance from an Intel Quad processor. The processor choice was recently asked by another member. I suggest you read the discussion found HERE.
4. I do agreee with sulobaid about getting a newer model graphics card with more memory. ATi's new line of graphic cards are excellant, or an Nvidia 260/70/80. Also go for 1GB of memory on your video card unless you want to setup a Crossfire/SLi (though it may require a different motherboard.
5. I am not to familiar with Biostar motherboards, but if you want a higher end machine, I would invest in a better motherboard. Asus and MSi are always good options, they make great motherboards.

Hope this helps.


I apologize for the very late response, but thanks to both of you guys for the feedback.

To answer your questions Trippster,
1. I'm planning on running Vista Home Premium 64 bit and upgrading to Windows 7 once it comes out.
2. Upgrading in the future is a yes.
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