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Dut

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Greetings.

I will be using this build for basic things like web surfing and possibly some low end gaming. Maybe more later, but I was curious about a few things that I don't totally understand.

I was looking at a http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103687 vs a http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103244. Which would be a better pick?

Probably going to try http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227267.

Thinking around 250gb HD of some sort. I would like to get at least one more later so I can play around with RAID. I have no idea how RAID is set up, but I imagine there are restrictions.

Windows xp OS, I have a disk and since buying new Operating systems seems so expensive. I would like to eventually upgrade to windows 7 when funds allow.

I got a 550w Ultra PSU, ASUS M3A78-EM Motherboard, Mid tower case so far.

Overall I want to learn more about building computers, overclocking, RAID, and whatever else I can learn from building my own product. Any advice would be great!

Cheers,
Dut

Edited by Dut, 10 August 2009 - 06:29 PM.

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I would go with the Phenom if you have the money and it fits your motherboard. It would be faster, but more pricey of course. Here is a link to some overclocking tips, also: Overclocking
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Thanks. The price difference isn't that much, so if I see a difference in performance, it's worth it. Appreciate the link too.
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No problem :)
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