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  • Started 5 years ago by James-Gameser
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madmacs
madmacs
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Hi James, newer power supplies normally have 2 fans built in. One on the bottom facing inwards to suck the warm air in that´s in the tower, another at the back that blows the air out. So, you wouldn´t need more fans in that case. The 4800 series from Ati are indeed good video cards, but you have to make sure that the motherboard supports them. NVIDIA and ATI use different M/B´s as with Intel and AMD processors. Good motherboards have 1 or 2 network connections built in nowadays, so there´s no need for an extra network card. Controller cards can used for many different purposes depending on what they are made for, but as with the network connections, a good M/B should have evering onboard. (USB, Firewire, audio, etc,etc.)

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James-Gameser
James-Gameser
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alright, thx u saved me a bunch of money :) so now what would be a good mother board here?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-Dual.....ingPayment

WOuld this be a good custom computer?

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James-Gameser
James-Gameser
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http://cgi.ebay.com/GeForce-98.....ingPayment

This one seems a little fishy... the power supply is at 500 watts, and then he goes on to explain how this is not too important. also, he has overclocked it so will that cause problemos?

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LH
LH
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It's not really a good idea to overclock if you are inexperienced in computing.

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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Agreed ^

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madmacs
madmacs
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Hi James, that´s one massive overclock on an E5200. The normal core speeds are 2,5GHz and that one has been pushed to 3,2GHz!! Unless the seller states that he gives you warranty I wouldn´t go for it. Intel definately won´t give you a refund if the processor fries after 6 months!!! The graphics card is a different matter, BFG always O/C their cards and have quite a good name for themselves. If anything happened to the card within the warranty period you would get a new one without problems.

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James-Gameser
James-Gameser
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okay wait. i thought the E5200 was the really good one. or was that e6400
im going to go check. anyways, ive decided not to buy any 'overclocked' thingies because their life expectancy would probably be lower with all the heat. am i right?

(my brain is too lazy to think today sorry)

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James-Gameser
James-Gameser
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nononono, nvm it was the e8400 i should get. :(

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James-Gameser
James-Gameser
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Guys, I want you all to know that i ordered my computer. it was like this:

Dell XPS
@3.16 GHz

@8 GB of RAM (I know thats not necesary but my brother said its a good deal and would make it future proof)

@750 W pow supply

@I think there are 2 good heatsink fans

@9800 GT video card

@500 GB Har drive

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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is it a 420 or 630?

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James-Gameser
James-Gameser
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oh i thought i put that b4 my bad. its a 630 desktop

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madmacs
madmacs
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Good to hear you have finally got what you wanted James. 8 GB of Ram is a bit over-the-top though, have you ordered a 64bit version of Vista with your Dell?

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