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tomcat01

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this is my first time bilding a comp

cd drive
http://www.tigerdire...14&sku=N27-1878
power suply
http://www.tigerdire...7&sku=A406-1046
case
http://www.tigerdire...2&sku=TC3J-4014
sound card
http://www.tigerdire...56&sku=C44-3222
ethercard
http://www.tigerdire...56&sku=C44-3222
motherbord
http://www.tigerdire...u=MCM-GVHZL-345
what am i missing :tazz: :) i need links

Edited by tomcat01, 24 January 2006 - 09:03 PM.

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ok it all depends on what you want the system for but some of the basics are:
a hard drive
a proccesor (duh) :tazz:
maybe some case fans (depending if it comes with them or not on the bottom of the link that u posted it said fans none)
maybe just check that!
graphics card
floppy drive
all the cables that you will need

but it all depends on what you want the system to do and how big your Budget is
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i have a problem with my comps they allways run out of room so i want to make a comp with the space. and some gameing
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any one?
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is this case any good? http://www.xoxide.co...ack-silver.html
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ok,
1 or 2 large hard drives would solve the space issue but the rest depends on your budget and what exactly you want to do with the systemis it multimedia, hardcore gaming, DVD burning or overclocking and modding it depends on what you want it to do tell me what proccesor you were thinking of and then everything else falls into place :tazz:
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maby something like that
http://www.tigerdire...MBM-101GGCL-341


my plan is not haveing alot of money to out down at once i am going to buy the comp case transfer most of the parts form a 98 up to an XP and put it in the new case so as i get more money i can put better parts it

Edited by tomcat01, 26 January 2006 - 09:24 PM.

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yeah its pretty so-so you could easily find a better board try to find a board with dual chanel memory
this particular board can only support up to 2 gb's of memory which by todays standards isnt that much
it would give u little room to move

look for
dual channel memory
pci express
temp sensors
and 800mhz FSB speeds this will increase performance and if your thinking of buying a p4 you should look for a board compatible with 8oomhz fsb to get the most out of the proccesor

look its really up to the budget i have the gigabyte board listed below it was pretty cheap it has dual-channel up to 4 GB's but the only problem is that it doesnt have pci express which sucks! owell its all i could afford :tazz:
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what?? :tazz:

i am sory this is my first comp and i dont konw whats the best or worst

could you show me a link to a web stight for the stuff that you said?
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well tell me what type of proccesor you are wanting and then i can post you a link or two because a mother board isnt just a motherboard there are good ones and really bad ones

Dual channel memory means that there are two "highways" to transport information which will double the performance of your ram and computer it is better than single channel and also another benifit of having dual channel is that it can take sumtimes anywhere up to 4 GB's of ram were from memory the one you linked could only take up to 2Gbs which isn't really that much

you dont have to use 4 gbs of ram but it gives you room to move and breath. to see wheather a board is dual channel instead of reading and searching for it the best way is to look at the ram slots and if there are two of the same color and two of a different color that means it is dual chanel which is an easy way to tell.

PCI-Express is the new generation of PCI slots it is faster than regualar PCI or agp and if you are after a comp to last you a while this is the best option to get on your board. most of the new graphics cards are coming out on PCI-Express agp is getting phased out so this is your best option

tell me what proccesor and i will post a link for you!
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Socket 478 is an older chip now. If you want a pentium 4 get the lga socket 775. If you go amd get the socket 939. All the newer boards have pci express 16x. You will still see some older motherboards on the net with agp. Do not get a motherboard with agp.. Make shure it has pci express like I said.

Good motherboard manufacturers are Abit, Dfi, msi, Gigabyte. :tazz:


Try and stay away from celeron and sempron chips they are the cheap chips from intel and amd. They have lower performance and lower cache on the cpu. The semprons and celerons are so-so but I wouldnt get one for myself. What are you going to be doing with this pc?? Any games at all?? So you need to decide on a video card also. Give more info and the video card is easy to pick out.

Are you on a budget also, if so around how much??
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this the game i play right now
http://www.virtualrc.com/default.aspx

its very jumpy
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this the game i play right now
http://www.virtualrc.com/default.aspx

its very jumpy



You dont need a pc fast at all to play that game.


http://www.virtualrc...ames.aspx?exp=4


Any other 3d intensive games you will be wanting to play like call of duty2, quake4, Battlefield2, Half Life 2,??
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i might do other games i couldent tell you i cait play games so i couldent tell you
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Would it be safe to say you want to play the new pretty looking games or are you quite happy with games like the ones you play now. And they get pretty good if you want to play racong games, lots of good and vry nice looking ones.
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