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  • Started 5 years ago by nburrell11
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nburrell11
nburrell11
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I'm thinking about building my own computer and know next to nothing on what kinds of things to get or how to make sure they all fit together. I read the article on what parts to choose, but couldn't figure out a power supply. Can anyone help me choose a case/power supply for these specs? Also please let me know if some of the parts wont go together.

• Motherboard - http://www.ascent.co.nz/produc.....mID=370275
• Processor - Intel Core 2 Q9550 Quad Core Processor, 2.83GHz, 4x3MB, 1333MHz FSB, LGA775 Socket T - MPN: BX80569Q9550, http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php.....f067414a85
• Memory (RAM) - CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory http://www.newegg.ca/Product/P.....-_-Memory+(Desktop+Memory)-_-Corsair+(XMS+Series)-_-20145043
• Hard Drive - Seagate - 1TB Internal Hard Drive http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ol.....6003683968
• Video Card – BFG Tech BFGE88512GTSE GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6814143119
• DVD/CD drive - HP - 20x Internal DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ol.....4612037584
• LCD Monitor - Gateway - 17" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD HD Monitor http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ol.....3815243481
• Keyboard/Mouse - Microsoft - Wireless Media Desktop 1000 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ol.....8013389460
• Speakers - Insignia® - Flat-Panel Portable USB Speakers (2-Piece) http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ol.....7030204657

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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you shouldn't get anything from bestbuy. newegg has a 1tb hard drive for $114, a dvd/cd drive for around $30. check everything you're getting at best buy with what it would cost at newegg, you could save about half

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nburrell11
nburrell11
Posts: 46

Thank you for the tip. You were right, stuff is a lot cheaper on newegg. What about a case/power supply? I'm having a little bit of trouble choosing one.

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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i used the antec300 the first time, and i just bought the antec1000 for my next build. i just like the stelthness of them. i put 2 blue fans in front of the antec300 and it looks awesome, just enough look for me. plus it only runs ubuntu. now i'm going to build one to replace the xps i have. the antec1000 case is huge. lots of room to add on which i can't do with the dell. plus dell has made it so i can't do anything inside the box unless i buy over priced dell parts.
the antecs are just my preference, but i looked at the case section for about a week before i decided

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

nburrell11,
AGREE with 0zSpitt.
Go to Links Below for Cases, PSUs and Spare Parts.
http://www.antec.com/usa/product.html
http://www.antec.com/usa/pro_e.....Enclosures
Suggest Titan 650.
Also check (B Stock) for bargains.
http://www.antec.com/Search.bok?category=B+Stock
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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that antec skeleton looks pretty cool

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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@0z,

I like the fact one can purchase Spare and Optional Parts.
Cases are metal so will last through many builds plus will except different size boards if standards should change.
Painted panels (never) perfectly match in color but is not a big issue.
Been that way for 15 years or more. (lol) (lol) (lol)
Reliability and Functionality of Antec Products is what I appreciate most.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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nburrell11
nburrell11
Posts: 46

Thank you guys for your help. Can you help me figure out how to figure out how much power I need?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

nburrell11,
Click on link below.
http://www.antec.com/usa/pro_e.....20Supplies
Pick (any) PSU Product.

In the middle of page, click on (Calculate).
Follow directions.
After that, it is a matter of quality, personal preference, budget, future proofing Build and needs for next Build.
As for me, I have Spare PSUs over 650W so never worry.
On my next Build, I will use 1000W PSU because I personally (over spec) all components.
As with all Builds, the Final Decision Concerning Components Remains up to the Individual Builder.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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@nburrell11: if you could change your avatar i would really like that because it kinda hurts my eyes or maybe if you just have it not spin as fast?

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