NIC & MODEM
Posted 10 October 2005 - 05:23 PM
Posted 10 October 2005 - 05:38 PM
If you are going to connect to the net using dial-up, then you need a modem..
If you are going to connect via broadband, then you need an ethernet card (NIC)..
Don't have either one?? Then you have a very expensive word processor !!
Posted 10 October 2005 - 08:32 PM
Most if not all motherboards produced today have onboard nic so you won't need a card
modems and network cards are very common components in most any computer and you should have a full understanding of these and many other parts before building or ordering.
Maybe post your list here the very helpfull folks will be glad to give you advice and tips.
Posted 11 October 2005 - 02:12 PM
I will probably get these parts :
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
BFG 6600GT PCI-E
Sound Blaster Live 24-Bit
AMD Athlon 64 3000BP 939 Pin
Kingston 1GB 400MHz DDR2 PC2-3200 DIMM - KVR400D2N3/1G
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 - 250GB 7200rpm 16MB buffer
LG GSA-4163B DVD Writer DOUBLE LAYER
Aspire X-Dreamer Case (Beige) - CC-ASP-XDR-420BE
Aspire 500W See-Through Pwr Supply - Silver - PS-ASP-AS500W-SL
*The case comes with a 350W power supply but i don't know if thats enought for the hardware. I am also looking forward to putting another identical video card in the future with another stick of RAM once i get more money after i get the PC.So the power supply (the aspire one) is optional only if the built-in power is not enough.
*The prices are all in Canadian dollars. I am getting them from this store www.pccyber.com so you can go there if there are any better products let me know.
Posted 12 October 2005 - 07:15 PM
Provide a link to your ram and cpu so I can be sure.
Why are you going to use a sound card? The mobo has onboard sound that is very good
The 350w psu won't work its to small for the system, provide a link to the 500w and I will check it out.
Posted 12 October 2005 - 07:48 PM
Whats the advantage of dual channel??
Anyways this is the link to the power supply:
You can check here for any beter ones if u recommend but notting over $88 :
And this is the RAM that i chose
Corsair 1024MB PC-3200PRO TWINX-Dual Channel DDR - TWINX1024-3200C2PRO
Or you can go here and browse through some other RAM and c if there r any better ones. but notto expensive.
If the dual channel isn't really needed i could get the original RAM stick because i am low on budget.
Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:14 PM
You want dual channel it essentially doubles the data path to and from memory and speeds things up, plus your board is setup for it so you might as well take advantage of it.
The ram you have choosen is fine and will run in dual channel
Posted 13 October 2005 - 03:38 PM
Anyways is dual channel the same thing as 2 RAM sticks??? If that is the case then i will get the original i suggested but i will add one more sticks later when i get some more money.
About the sound card. Is 8 bit good. because thats all the motherboard has. I will just listen to music and play games in this computer. I am not expecting a high quality sound from this pc.
Posted 13 October 2005 - 05:55 PM
For your purpose the onboard sound will be good so scratch the sound card and put the money toward the ram.
Edited by Doby, 13 October 2005 - 05:56 PM.
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