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eatrecycledfood

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Hey, i'm going to try to build a computer for the first time. I will be using it to play games and record/mix audio.
Here is what I came up with after a few hours of research:

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

hard drive:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136319

video card:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102842

processor:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103649

motherboard:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813135236

memory:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146868

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I don't even know if this will work.

EDIT: Links fixed.

Edited by eatrecycledfood, 31 July 2009 - 09:04 PM.

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Somehow i cannot get to the hardware to review what you want. The links do not work. Please try again.

SRX660
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Somehow i cannot get to the hardware to review what you want. The links do not work. Please try again.

SRX660


Sorry, I don't know what happened. The links are fixed now.
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So far everything looks nice :)
If you'll be doing a lot of sound recording and mixing, you may want to invest in a discrete sound card as well. I don't know much about this so I won't go so far as to recommend one, but I hear that Creative is practically the undisputed leader in this area.
Don't forget a power supply and at least one optical drive. You'll have a hard time running the PC without those!

As for gaming, with your current rig, I would guess that you're looking at running most modern games with medium-to-high settings and no AA. Upgrading to a 4850 video card would allow higher settings for about a $20-30 price increase, if you're interested in that, but if you don't mind not having all the graphical bells and whistles then what you've got is great :)
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So far everything looks nice :)
If you'll be doing a lot of sound recording and mixing, you may want to invest in a discrete sound card as well. I don't know much about this so I won't go so far as to recommend one, but I hear that Creative is practically the undisputed leader in this area.
Don't forget a power supply and at least one optical drive. You'll have a hard time running the PC without those!

As for gaming, with your current rig, I would guess that you're looking at running most modern games with medium-to-high settings and no AA. Upgrading to a 4850 video card would allow higher settings for about a $20-30 price increase, if you're interested in that, but if you don't mind not having all the graphical bells and whistles then what you've got is great :)


Thanks a lot. With this price it seemed too good to be true.
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