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I have recently decided to build a computer these are the basic parts i am purchasing please tell me if they will be compatible with each other i dont want to buy everything and have it not work... also if there are any really important parts i missed please tell me. I realize the sound card and drives are not there as i already have them from and older computer.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811208008
1 X XION XION II XON-103 Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: XON-103
Item #: N82E16811208008
$65.99
$15.99 FedEx Saver Shipping

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131492
1 X ASUS P4P800-E DELUXE Socket 478 Intel 865PE ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: P4P800-E DELUXE
Item #: N82E16813131492
$112.00
$3.50 FedEx Saver Shipping


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116170
1 X intel Pentium 4 2.8E Prescott 800MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 478 Processor - Retail
(limit 10 per customer)
Model #: BX80546PG2800E
Item #: N82E16819116170
$178.50
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820141174
4 X pqi POWER Series 256MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 266 (PC 2100) System Memory - Retail
(limit 10 per customer)
Model #: MD6456UOE
Item #: N82E16820141174
$22.54
$3.83 FedEx Saver Shipping

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125184
GIGABYTE GV-NX66256DP Geforce 6600 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Model #: GV-NX66256DP
Item #: N82E16814125184
118.00
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Item costs $564.65
Shiping total 34.48
Tax 25.96
Total $625.09

Edited by Gamer2bn, 18 August 2005 - 10:44 AM.

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Well your parts are a bit of a mish mash of old slower hardware and newer stuff.
If you are on a tight budget and are a bit of a gamer/general user then you might think about an AMD system as they are cheaper to put together. But if you stick with intel you want a socket 775 motherboard and cpu not a 478. Also you are wanting to buy four small sticks of small ram, you want two sticks of 512mb. And you want to avoid cases with included PSUs as they are often generic and cant be relied upon.
Tell us what you want it to be used for and then we can reccomend appropriate and compatible hardware.

Edited by warriorscot, 18 August 2005 - 11:02 AM.

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I want to use it for gaming and I am planning on learning to program i no a little vb but i cant expand upon my skills until i have a semi decent computer... My budget is low i make anywhere from 70-120 a week part time worker (16 yo)

** thats means no bills tho

Edited by Gamer2bn, 18 August 2005 - 11:38 AM.

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hi, add more ram you should add 256mb more it will make the computer faster and better for gaming. Good luck building you computer. I'm am going to build a computer my self in about a year.

Go to this site for tips on building a computer http://www.pcmech.com/byopc/

Edited by Matt @1230, 18 August 2005 - 11:53 AM.

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Add more ram ... I think a gig should be more than enough
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If you can get one for a good price I'd also recommend a BTX case instead of ATX. BTX is going to be the new standard, with better airflow, so better cooling.

Of course, you'd also need a BTX motherboard...

Edited by Psych, 18 August 2005 - 12:19 PM.

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As there isnt any mainstream BTX motherboards and the cheapest BTX capable cases are the highend jobs that cost more than most peoples motherboards not a good idea.
Try something along the lines of:
AMD 64 3000+ venice
nforce 4 vanilla motherboard
1 Gb pc3200 corsair value ram
x700 gfx card
A case of your choice, i would reccomend antec as they also come with a very good PSU most of the time and are solidly built with good cooling.
Monitor and keyboard at your discretion but dont skimp on it as a crap monitor is something you will regret more than almost anything else.

Price all that up and see what you get. Also for programming you dont need a powerful computer at all. You can run VB on a P3 600Mhz dell with 256 meg of ram and 8 meg of onboard gfx.
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Is this better or still not quite there ... sorry to be a bother i just dont want to buy a bunch of parts and have it end up being junk. as for a moniter i have a decent one and i already have a keyboard and mouse but they are temp. eventually i will get wireless.

Albatron K8SLi Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: K8SLi
Item #: N82E16813170147
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813170147

$119

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
Model #: ADA3000BPBOX
Item #: N82E16819103537
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103537

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CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
Model #: TWINX1024-3200C2PT
Item #: N82E16820145450
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145450
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GIGABYTE GV-RX70256D Radeon X700 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Model #: GV-RX70256D
Item #: N82E16814125206
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125206
109
*** I liked the old Gigabyte card if that will still work good in it...
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Oh ya also i no nothing about cases or whether or not these will fit into what so if i could get some guidance on what i should look for in a case it would be appreciated.
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Well it should be a ATX case as the motherboards you will be looking at are ATX. http://www.overclock...ue_Cases_7.html
most of them are what you are looking at not american but will show you what you are after, i would reccomend antec.
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So were the new parts i wrote down ok then?
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Oh sorry never noticed only saw your last one, another reason for single posts if im on the case i am away with the faireys half the time so im bound to miss something.
Your choice on the gfx the x700 is slightly more powerful i think but check out some reviews i may be wrong. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130491 i would go with this motherboard or the ABIT equivalent.
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Thank you for all the help I just hope i dont screw this up ... tho if i do it will still be a learning expierience wich is why im doing this in the first place.
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I wouldnt worry as long as you do your homework first, there is a link to a decent building tutorial in one of the stickies you might find useful.
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well i have friends who go to skool for this sort of thing i dont intend on doing it without them plus i have changed out smaller parts from computers before.
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