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waterman460000

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HELP i am trying to build a system and i am not sure if the parts i have are going to run the system when i am done i have done extensive research and to me it seems that my parts are compatible with each other. well here they are


Case and Power Supply

Processor and CPU Cooler


Motherboard


RAM


Video Card


Hard Drive


CD-RW and DVD RW

any help and/or replies given will be greatly appreaciated

Edited by waterman460000, 15 July 2005 - 09:48 AM.

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Your motherboard is incompatible with your CPU you want the same motherboard as i have (see below). Thats not alot of ram you want at least 1GB in a new system. The hard drive is IDE you want to get a SATA in a new system as SATA connections are faster(ATA150) and most new ones support NCQ, for some reason they are sometimes cheaper as well.
The PSU is fine good brand, the case is a bit nasty lookin but thats just me,a pair 120mm fans are fast becoming the standard now and you ideally want them as they are quieter and push more air through your system.
For more bang for your buck i would go with a vanilla x800 like the one from HIS sam price as most of the 6600GTs and cheaper than the 256meg versions. X800s also have a 256bit interface and 256mb ram minimum. You also want pci express as AGP cards wont be in production for new model cards so upgrades will be difficult.

You obviously havent done much research or done bad research the cpu compatibility was obvious i saw it was wrong before the page had finished loading.
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can you please tell me what any or this means and where are the parts you recommended
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also i have a pretty old computer that i think the RAM cards will work do you think it will
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also i have a pretty old computer that i think the RAM cards will work do you think it will

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no...if its "pretty old" im sure it wont work!!


Go here and look around http://www.newegg.com/

You could build the entire computer there...its much easier that way IMO
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I just redid my planned system this is how it looks now

Case and Power Supply


Processor and CPU Cooler


Motherboard


RAM (getting 4 cards)


Video Card


Hard Drive


CD-RW and DVD RW

any help will be appreciated
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You will need to find your own stuff im not trawling through the american sites to give you links( also dont give just give us links names of the hardware are good i know most of the compatible hardware specs for nf4s). Just google it.

With HDs being so cheap its a crime not to get more than 100-160GB at least its only when you get to 250gb that they get expensive. You want a SATA 150 like that one or a SATA-II drive they are harder to find but arent really much more expensive, if you cant get one its not terrible though there are debates over the advantage of sata II.

Your gfx is a five series nvidia are on 7 now you want to get one generation back from the latest for a good deal and preformance at the mon=ment though i prefer ATI as the value for money is better.

Dont get 4 sticks of ram as it will slow it down if you use four sticks of ddr400 you are only going to get ddr333 out of them. It also usually works out more expensive and you dont get as good ram the best ram sometimes isnt made in less than 512mb sticks, you also wont get dual channel, you want a matched pair of 512mb sticks from corsair, ocz, gell or patriot.

Your CPU is good and i can vouch that the mobo is the bees knees.
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one last thing is this mobo pci or agp compatible
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