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Jared

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Now as some know I am a noob when it comes to computers (well not totally) But anyway I was talking to one of my friends who built his own computer...Well I thought it would be cool to build my own (I probaly won't do it) but i was wonderning do you need to know ALOT bout computers to put one together or in the middle? Thanks
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More in the middle than anything. The important thing is to make sure that your processor and RAM are compatible with your motherboard. Everything else is relatively simple if you have some basic knowledge of computer hardware. If you do decide to build one post a list of the parts you're looking at on here and I'm sure someone can help you make sure you get the right stuff.
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Thanks alot I am thinking and maybe i will do it :tazz:
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Good luck with it if you decide to go for it! I'm sure you'll find it to be a LOT easier than you think :tazz: .
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You should definitly build your own, in the end it's more rewarding. Plus, you know what's in your machine and don't need to rely on dell or some other technical support place to fix stuff as you will have aquired the knowledge on your own. Just make sure you go with Sloths advice and post the parts here before hand.. You don't want to have all your parts arive and find out that connecting them is like solving a broken Rubics Cube.. some things just don't happen.
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Well I went on newegg and this is what i found so far:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811144026
^^ The case

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131517
^^ Mother Board

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103486
^^ Processor

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820144310
^^ RAM

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814140051
^^ Video Card

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148025
^^ Hard Drive

Let me know if I did left anything out..
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Right your CPU is a an older pin number and core and wont work on the mobo , you want a 939 pin venice or san deigo core cpu. The RAM is fine but the video card is AGP and that is a PCI-E motherboard so you need a pci-e video card its also not a very good gfx card its quite old. For a hard drive you want to get a SATA one as they are faster and most now come with NCQ. The case is fine but you want to buy a PSU seperate so you get a non-generic PSU with good build quality (antec cases have a PSU and are good quality and value, they are one of the few exceptions to the never buy case with a PSU rule).
Also you are getting a SLi motherboard they are more expensive and you probably arent going to set up SLI so a normal NF4 or NF4 ultra will do.
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I was much like you when I first went in to building a PC, it's amazing how much you are going to learn from this. You don't need to be a tech expert to build a PC, just a basic knowledge of hardware. Most everything just snaps or screws together on PC's nowadays. There is an awesome tutorial I used to help aquaint me with the process:

http://www.hardwarez.../index.php?pg=1

(ignore the pricing section as the guide is 2 years old and major price drops have occured)

Oh by the way, I'm using that motherboard, it's great. ;)

However, I'm assuming you are not going to be doing any hardcore gaming as you have selected a 5500 vid card. So having an SLI capable motherboard would be a waste of money. (SLI meaning running two video cards together simultaniously for greater performance)

The motherboard won't support that video card either, as it is AGP and the board is PCI-e. AGP is the older version of video cards that is becoming obsolete. So I would reccommend getting a PCI-e motherboard and switching video cards, so you future proof your system somewhat in case you want to upgrade.

I would suggest a 6600GT:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130214

Hopefully it won't be stretching your budget. If it is, go for a 6200, that is the lowest card that supports PCI-e.



The rest of Warriorscot's advice is right on as well, get a seperate power supply unless you get an Antec, as most everything they produce is top notch. I'd shoot for a 400w, coincidently, I will be selling my new Antec 400w PSU that came with my case as it is too small for my system... if you have $40 you could get a brand new power supply for alot less...... :tazz: [/shameless plug]

The Venice or San Diego processor core isn't a must, but they are nice.

Oh one last thing I forgot, I have never heard of that brand of RAM, I'd shoot for something from Corsair, Patriot, or OCZ. I believe the Corsair value select RAM is like 90$.

Edited by Metalive, 16 July 2005 - 08:47 AM.

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I am going to do Hardcore gaming..Will re vamp my list thanks for the feed back all
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If you want to run any newer game titles coming out, you will want at LEAST a 3200+ prefferably 3500+ and above processor.

At the very LEAST a 6600GT but I would go for a 6800GT video card.
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An x800 would be better than a 6600GT or a 6800GT depending on the type they are cheaper than both, if you can afford a Ultra get one of those. But judging that you picked a card at that price a 6200 or x700 would be safe pick , you really need to get a venice or san deigo more for the fact that a venice is the same price as winnies and newcastles in most places and is a far superior cpu and overclocks very very well, i have the 3200 and am a pretty big gamer, my system has handled everything ive got at full, including hl2 and the BF2 demo.
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Be aware, if you decide to buy an ATI video card and choose an SLI motherboard, you will not be able to run SLI with ATI cards. Only Nvidia supports it at the moment. Though I believe ATI is developing their own "SLI" system called 'Crossfire'. Correct me if I'm wrong on that though.

If you only plan on running one card on it you should be good either way you decide to go.

I hope this all isn't getting to complicated for you... :tazz:
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Yeah a SLi boards is a waste of money, i got a good single pci-e board which i plan to replace with a good crossfire board eventually. ATI have made a better job of crossfire than nvidia did with SLI.
Although it is possible to run crossifre on a SLI board it is up to nvidia to decide wether or not to allow it, they might they might not its a tricky desicion with advantages for going either way.

Edited by warriorscot, 16 July 2005 - 01:28 PM.

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Ok re did my list (things that i m keeping the same will not be post again)

Mother Board:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130484

Video Card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130214

Ram:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145440

Hard Drive:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144183

Thanks for the help guys Let me know what needs to be changed and BTW I heard from someone that I would have to soder the Processor to the Motherboard is this true?
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You will still have to switch your CPU, as it is not a socket 939 like that mobo is. So it won't fit.

Nice motherboard though.
EVGA makes excellent video cards without overpricing, good choice.
Good RAM.
That hard drive is an IDE though, you wat to get a serial ATA otherwise known as SATA.

I would reccommend this HDD:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822144178

Western Digital is probably the best HDD manufacturer currently.

No soldering involved. You pull a bar back on the mobo, and the processor slides right in, then you press the bar back into place to lock it in position.

Edited by Metalive, 17 July 2005 - 03:54 AM.

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