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Building my first computer.. suggestions?


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bleee

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So basically I just asked my friend to tell me what parts to buy. Here's what he came up with: (attachment)


price is in philippines pesos (explains some filipino phrases used)

30k pesos is about 600 dollars.

i'm not really looking into making a gaming computer. just want something generally fast for surfing web/watching movies etc

thoughts?

EDIT: Ugh sorry wasn't aware there was another category for this. dunno how to delete though

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Edited by bleee, 26 April 2011 - 01:16 PM.

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You need to specify the exact model motherboard. If this one I note it already has one of the best on-board graphics solutions. For your intended purpose, you don't need a card. Use the money you had budgeted for the card to buy more RAM. Since that board supports dual channel architecture, get your RAM in pairs, and I suggest 4Gb minimum.

I also do not see an operating system listed. Note that OEM versions of Windows are NOT transferable to new computers.
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So what you're saying is I should buy the P8H67-M EVO motherboard and drop the video card? A couple of people on other forums have also suggested a 1500 processor for overclocking options in the future. What do you think? Also what kind of RAM do i need? DDR2 or DDR3? Thanks.
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I am just saying if you are not a serious 3D animated gamer, you are wasting your on a video card. That motherboard has a decent graphics solution (if it has enough RAM). And if you are not gaming, you don't need to overclock either.

As far as RAM and the CPU, you buy what your motherboard supports. Almost all motherboard makers post lists of CPUs and RAM their systems support. Yours does on that link I provided. You need to your homework and do the research. Research is a major component of successfully building your own. When you select a motherboard, you might first download the manual to it, and read, read, read.
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