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  • Started 5 years ago by Neato
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Neato
Posts: 3

Hey all. With my new found Christmas money, I've decided to build a new system. This will be my first time and the How-To Geek walk through of building a computer is all I really have as a reference.

Basically, I just want some other people to verify that all the components I have chosen are compatible with one another. I'm scared to order everything with not being completely sure. Also looking for advice on what I bought, if it's a bad deal, if I'm not getting the most outta my money, etc. I'm not completely savvy, so my ignorance might lead me the buy stuff that isn't as good or is worse than I originally thought.

This is what I have so far:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6811156209
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813128352
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6814102770
Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6819103291
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820231166
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6822136320
CD-ROM Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6827136152
OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6832116488

Total: $814

Let me know if I'm missing anything, and thanks in advance for everything. :D

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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monitor, keyboard and mouse.

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Neato
Posts: 3

Have all those, speakers too.

Oh yeah, monitor is a 22'' widescreen if that has any relevance to what to buy.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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New Build is out of date.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....agesize=50

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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rick, i returned an asus motherboard. i thought 'man, these things are junk". they sent me a new one and i'm blown away by it! that's prolly what i'll stick to.

neato, i hooked up a soundblaster card and a bose speaker set up. sounds awesome

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Neato
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Sadly I don't have enough money for a system using the i7 stuff but I also don't really need it either with the stuff I plan on doing. :O

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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@ 0z,
Yes remember your Asus incident. They have made some mistakes but over all many consider them the "Top of Line".
Notice Asus has earned their good reputation over the decades so just not my opinion.
Have always built Asus Intel platform; CPU + Intel Chipset. NEVER an issue. Will last forever.
Did try (1) Abit. DOA out of the box.
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@ Neato,
Yes i7 is new next generation and expensive right this moment.
Prices will fall in the next couple of months as the Fabs switch production over and the old 775 inventory clears the supply chain. Not a matter of what you going to to with the machine but a real technology change.
Hate to see you make a Build now if you already have something that will last a couple of more months until the new generation 1366 CPUs are the main stay of the the fleet but that is your decision.
Best Regards,
Rick P.

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randomaccess
Posts: 49

Case looks fine, enough fans, the power supply looks like it has enough watts.

MOBO - I have that one and its been running just fine for almost a year.

Graphics Card - again, that's the one I bought and its sweet.

Processor - this is going to sound very odd, but that is the one I have as well. I would go with a different one - a little up or a little down because it benchmarks (and runs) slower than it should. Wish I would have done my research on that one but oh well. = )
The processor was easy to install, I usually have to wrestle with them a bit.

HDD looks good, the 32MG cache and SATA will be a fast drive. WD is usually good.

Memory - I love OCZ memory, it runs cool and it performs. Crucial is always a good bet, as is Patriot. I don't know anything about the G.Skill.
I've heard alot of people say they bought Kingston and it wasn't a good choice. Problems seem to run along the lines of it doesn't last long, it didn't work in the first place, and its underpowered. I haven't used it.

Last but not least..............if fan noise bothers you, get another Heat Sink Fan. The one that comes with the processor is noisy.
I've been very happy with this Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro W/ PWM Fan.
its quiet and my processor temp usually runs around 29C.

That's all I know.
Good luck with your build!

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