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  • Started 5 years ago by eleventhseed
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eleventhseed
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HI, I'm interested in building my own PC and I've been doing extensive research via google over the last few days
I've been looking at newegg.com for buying everything i need...
I've had the same computer about 7 years and i think it's about time i get a new one
Currently I play WoW and other less demanding games, however I'd like to play more demanding games but have been unable to due to basic PCI slot and my GeForce FX 5200 DDR 128MB with my 512 MB RAM ._.
I may or may not be interested in overclocking (I currently don't have the knowledge to ;))
I have alot picked out already but I'm not sure about what power supply or motherboard I'll need.
Opinions and information GREATLY appreciated

Here's a list of what I've picked out so far:

PC Case:
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119077

Floppy Drive:
SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM
Item #: N82E16821103203

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136218

DVD/CD-Rom Drive(s):
ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail
Item #: N82E16827135156
and
Sony NEC Optiarc Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM
Item #: N82E16827101131

Processor:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115037

CPU fan:
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835186134

Motherboard:
Would like help here ;)

Memory:
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231098

Power Supply:
Would also like help! :D

Video Card:
EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130318

Monitor:
Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support - Retail
Item #: N82E16824009094

Sound Card:
Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16829102002

OS:
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 32-bit English 1pk for System Builders DSP OEI DVD - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116480

Keyboard and Mouse:
Logitech 967738-0403 Black USB Standard Deluxe 250 Keyboard - OEM
Item #: N82E16823126013
and
Kensington Ci70LE Rouge 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wireless Optical Mouse - Retail
Item #: N82E16826125069

SO, that's basically what i have currently, is there anything else i'll need to build and set up my own computer?
ANY opinions or information are greatly appreciated about any of this
EDIT: IF YOU GUYS HAVE ANY IDEAS ON MAKING IT CHEAPER THAT WOULD BE GREAT :) Don't want to jump into a 1000$+ purchase haha

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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for the mother board most would say asus and the power supply you will probs want around 500W or more and i mainly go by what the reviews are. and with the monitor and such aren't you already or $1000?

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eleventhseed
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Yeah I'm at about 960$ + shipping, I'm not too worried about the cost but if i can switch a few things and save some money i wouldn't mind :)

Also, what specific board should i get? I'm thinking 2 pci express 2.0 x16s incase i ever want to SLI the video cards, past that I'm not sure

I want majority of this stuff to last me a few years atleast

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InDiSent
InDiSent
Posts: 1084

For the M/B I would probably go with something like this :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813131237
ASUS P5E-VM HDMI LGA 775 Intel G35 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

You get Gigabit LAN, 6 SATA ports, Support for up to 8GB ram, etc etc

For the power supply, i like Antec :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6817103941

I would also recommend getting at least 2 hard drives. I like to use a small hard drive for the O/S and by small i mean something like an 80GB hard drive. The you can put all of your other stuff on the 640GB hard drive.

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eleventhseed
Posts: 7

should i get 2 internal hard drives?
edit: what's the reasoning behind putting only the OS on one hard drive?

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eleventhseed
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BTW what kind of operating system do you think i should use? i wasn't too sure about vista

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

it depends on what you are going to be using the computer for and vista is good now so it is a very good choice and it's more secure than xp :)

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eleventhseed
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I'm wondering a few more things ~~~
1. will i have any cooling problems? i tried to make it so i wouldn't
2. will i have enough power from the power supply?
3. is there anything else i need to buy (i.e. cords or anything that wouldn't be included on my list)

again, would greatly appreciate answers and/or opinions ;)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

well the case that you posted comes with a 80mm fan and a 120mm fan which is good but you may want more but i would start out with what it comes with and just keep an eye on the temps for a while then see if you will need more.

and the power supply should be enough but you should look at what the graphics card recommends for a power supply first though. but i think that 550 should do the job.

and for cords just look and see what your stuff comes with and think about if you will be upgrading and such. but the mobo will probs come with most of the stuff you will need though.

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eleventhseed
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heh heh sorry for all the questions, but will everything fit into my tower case?
i'm confused about whether or not the floppy and DVD-rom drives will fit into it
sorry if my questions seem stupid :P

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

they should all fit because it is a mid tower but you may want to look into a full tower because things are easier to put in and you have more room to move around

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eleventhseed
Posts: 7

how about the motherboard? will a micro ATX fit in an ATX full tower or mid tower?
Ah, nvm, i didn't see the compatibility before, sorry ;)

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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eleventhseed,

http://www.newegg.com

(You Are Outdated the Minute You Select But ATTEMPT)

1. Select Mother Board For Future. (Suggest Asus)

2. Select CPU For Future. (Suggest Intel)

3. Select Memory For Future. (Suggest Matched Corsair or Samsung Modules)

4. Select ATX Full Tower Case For Future. (Suggest Antec)

5. Select PS For Future. (Suggest Antec)

6. Select (4) HDs Matched in Size and Brand. (Suggest Seagate 7200.XXXX Series)

7. Select Other Components Per User Intentions and Budget.

(Remember One Can Always Update Components If Basic Build Is Made With Future In Mind)

(All Technical Specifications Left Out Of Post Intentionally and Up To Builder For Research)

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♣

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JKay
JKay
Posts: 78

I've been looking to build a PC for about 6 months now, but since i'm in Iraq I haven't had the opportunity to finally go on with it, but from all the reviews I've read that eVGA has a better relationship with NVIDIA, so if you go with a NVIDIA chipset mobo, use eVGA, but if you get an Intel chipset motherboard I suggest ASUS. Also with the mobo, with the way technology changes and advances today, as in top of the line today is old news tomorrow kinda thing, I would go all out on the mobo, either the eVGA 790i nForce, or the ASUS intel x48, just because of the compatability of the DDR3 RAM. amongst other things

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