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#16
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Thanks for the replies they are a lot of help!

I read that article on the graphics card too Phil, but thanks for finding it for me.

And after reading that Asus seems to have problems I changed my mind and am looking at this Gigabyte thats the same price.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128398

Thanks for all your help!
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I hear alot of people use them and dn't have any problems, but I decide to go what I thought is more popular. I hadn't heard of gigabyte tll I started looking for motherboards
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Hi.

With hardware, we are like kids in a candy store. you can go around and around, do your head in and get very confused. You will get poor hardware from all the manufacturers, RMA is not usus\ally a problem and Newegg has a good reputaion for returns. I seldom write a review on something I am pleased with but winge like [bleep] if something is not good.

We should get one thing at a time sorted.

PSU. :) :)

Case. :) :)

DVD. :)

Motherboard. The last one you selected is out of stock. Here is a comarison page >
http://www.newegg.co...6^13-131-646-TS I still think your first choice is the best, more bang for your bucks, has onboard video as a backup in case your main card dies. As a second choice I would go for the
GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H .

CPU. OK. Comparison > http://www.newegg.co...2^19-103-702-TS My first choice would be the AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz , second AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz .

video. Comparison. > http://www.newegg.co...8^14-161-338-TS Going to be the hardest choice for you. I would go with the ASUS Radeon HD 5830

The ram can be selected after the Mobe is decided.
The HDD configartion needs looking at.

Hope this does not complicate things too much.
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Thanks a lot for the suggestions iammykyl. I like what you found with the motherboards and decided to switch over to this one for a couple extra bucks.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128435

I decided to stick with the same processor though to save a little money. My processor was already over-kill I felt like. The graphics card though is up in the air. Either the Asus 5830 or my pick. . .I suppose whatever I feel like on the day I click add to card lol.

I was hoping for some advice on RAM with this motherboard. I currently have two sets of these picked out.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148150

I'm trying to get anywhere from 4GB - 8GB using up all four of my memory slots. If you know of a better deal / more dependable brand please let me know. Thanks again for the help!
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Nothing wrong with the Ram you chose just thought you may like to save a few $ to go on something else.
http://www.tigerdire...14&Sku=C13-8220
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Thank you! haha Seriously this has helped me out so much. I think that pretty much covers all the questions I had and more about picking out the hardware. Thanks for the help guys!
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You are welcome :) good luck with the build and let us know when you are up and running.
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Good news.

Still a few things to consider.

Bookmark this page for your Mobo > http://www.gigabyte....=GA-890GPA-UD3H Note that there are 3 revisions for this board, not sure what the diference between them is. You will have to contact Newegg so that they can tell you what rev. they are selling as it is written on the box but not shown on the webpage.

Ram. Your selected ram has a faster latency, (timeing) so I think a better buy. On your Mobo page, click on the rev. you are buying, click on downloads, click on memory support list. follow the instrucions to save to your desktop. If the ram you have selected is on the page (pay attention to the timeing) you can be sure it has been tested and passed. If not on the list, it could still work but has not been tested.


Ram. You may already be aware of this, If your OS is 32bit it can only see and use about 3.??? of installed 4GB, so installing 8GB is pointless If the OS is 64bit your board can support up to 16GB.

OS. You have XP. 32bit or 64bit? If an OEM package, you will not be able to instal on your new build. Let me know.

We should than look at the HDD options.
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Alright I am about to order my computer coming next pay check and I decided to post my final list one more time to see if any of you can spot any problems with compatibility.

Iammykyl I will be running Windows 7 64-bit, so that would be compatible with my 8GB of ram.


Motherboard:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128435

Processor:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103706

Ram:

x2
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148150

HDD:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136456

Power Supply:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371025

Case:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129021

Graphics Card:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121367

CD/DVD:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136180

Once again I want to say thanks for all the help! Probably wouldn't be able to have picked out the correct parts without it.
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Alright I am about to order my computer coming next pay check and I decided to post my final list one more time to see if any of you can spot any problems with compatibility.

Iammykyl I will be running Windows 7 64-bit, so that would be compatible with my 8GB of ram.



HI.

Yes for your OS.

Just the one question. Do you have a reason for wanting such a large HDD?

I recommend you get a system speaker. $10.00. If you have problems when building it gives great indications of what is wrong. This goes inside your case, about the size of a pocket watch. It connects to a header on the Mobo and ever time you start your system it gives some beeps, 1 if everything is OK then your computer boots,, other beeps to indicate a problem with components attached to the Mobo. I just rob them from old computers no longer any good.
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I plan on working with a lot of 1080i footage that I upload from my camera. I got 2 TB, because that footage size consumes space pretty quick.

Are you saying that any speakers can help me when putting my system together or a specific type?

Thanks!
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Hi skribbz
Losing 2TB of data would be a disaster (losing any is) so I would suggest installing 2 HDDs, one with the OS on a partition and the rest of the space for data, and the second HDD for data only.
Would you consider another option such as 2 of these http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136533
or possibly one of the above and one of these http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136592
The second option is slightly more expensive and the 1.5TB is only 3.0Gb/s as opposed to 6.0Gb/s but either way it is better than only having 1 drive with all your data on it.
The system speaker mentioned by iammykyl is for diagnostic purposes only and your MB would need a header to connect it to, some MBs have the actual speaker built into the actual MB but I cannot see one in the newegg image.
I hope you find this info helpful.
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Are you saying that any speakers can help me when putting my system together or a specific type?

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Yes, a mini speaker, here is a link so that you know what I am talking about. >
http://www.thirtyday...cospgopcex.html

AS Phillpower2 suggested "2 hard drives" but ONLY with the OS and programs installed on the 1st drive,if you have data on there as well it slows the system down as your reading and writing on the same drive. So this drive need only be quite small.

The 2nd drive stores all your data with a small partition at the end where you store an image of your system drive. This backup can be restored in case something goes wrong with the system, 1st drive. The 2nd drive can be as large as you want, but I would stick to 1TB and add a 3rd drive later if I needed it.

writhe back.
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FYI... some cases have a system speaker built into them. I don't see it anywhere in the specs on the case you've picked out, but it doesn't list it on the specs for my case and it was built in to the front panel with the power and reset buttons.
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Sorry for the late responses, but thanks for all of your quick ones!

I agree about having two hard drives. I don't really know why I didn't think of that in the first place. I like the idea of having two of these:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136533

I think I am going to go with that. Thanks also for the tip with the speaker. I'll have to pick one of those up. I will take any help I can get for my first build haha

Thanks again,
Skribbs
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