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Tech2be

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Hello all. Im excited to put up my first post. I am currently studying for A+ then N+ soon to follow. I have some experience with computers, putting them together, maintenance, etc

I am looking to build a PC for gaming, watching movies. Basically just for media. My question is, do you have any recommendations on a MOBO? I saw a few on newegg that I liked, but wasn't too sure.

My other question is, should I invest in a SSD to load the OS?

Thanks guys!
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Gday Tech2be, Posted Image

Need a little more information Please.

What will be your budget?

AMD or Intel build?

Where do you live? so we can refer to the correct hardware sites.

What parts could you bring to a build?
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Gday Tech2be, Posted Image

Need a little more information Please.

What will be your budget?

AMD or Intel build?

Where do you live? so we can refer to the correct hardware sites.

What parts could you bring to a build?

Thanks for the quick reply!

I am looking to spend around $1000 on all parts. I am a bit flexible with that
I am also looking for a i5 or i7
I am from New York
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Thanks for the info.

should I invest in a SSD to load the OS?


For me storage is more important than speed. I always try to build with 2 drives, OS/programs and storage. The price gap between SSD and HDD has narrowed since the floods in Thailand, I think 120MB SSD is now practical. You will need to do some reading and decide at the end of the build if you want to go that way. http://www.extremete...d-or-not-to-ssd

MOBO. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157271 $122.00

CPU. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072 $230.00

RAM. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231314 $ 47.00

HDD. OS. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136795 $135.00

HDD Data. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136767 $130.00

DVD Burner http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106289 $ 18.00

PSU. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139020 $ 90.00

Case. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129066 $ 70.00

GPU. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127545 $190.00

OS. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116986 $100.00

TOTAL. $1,141.00 Not including taxes and shipping.

You may be able to get better prices by searching using this site, register so you can save your list. Ensure you country is selected, top right, work down the list, not across.
http://pcpartpicker....parts/partlist/



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Edited by iammykyl, 04 February 2012 - 04:50 PM.

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iammykyl

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Hi

Tech2be,




I have corrected the links in Post #4 to the PSU and the Case.


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