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Is this all I need?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ital_dj, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. ital_dj

    ital_dj Member

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    Hi, I'm looking to build a computer, and it's my first time doing it. I already have a hard drive and a burner, as well as a keyboard and a monitor. I was wondering if this is all I need to run my computer:

    Abit LG-95Z Intel Socket 775 MicroATX Motherboard / Audio / Video / PCI Express / 10/100 Ethernet LAN / USB 2.0 / Serial ATA
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2984807

    Apevia Black/Black X-Plorer ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Fan Controller, Front USB and Firewire Port
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1384989

    Ultra / Fire / Socket 775 / P4 3.8Ghz / Copper Core / CPU Fan
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1187029&CatId=493

    Ultra Black/Titanium 120mm Ball Bearing Fan
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1089094&CatId=494

    Ultra 1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz Memory
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1071038&Sku=ULT31690

    Intel Celeron D 365 3.60GHz / 512KB Cache / 533MHz FSB / Cedar Mill-512 / OEM / Socket 775 / Processor
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3017546

    Could you please tell me if this is all I need... I'm pretty sure the motherboard comes with graphics capabilities, and I'm not trying to go overboard on graphics right now, as I'm on a budget. Thanks a lot for your time in advance!
     
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    ital_dj Member

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    Also, could you tell me if these items are compatible with the other items? Thanks again
     
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    Well, if you already have a burner and hard drive, that's all you need, plus, you need to add a power supply if you don't have any. Don't expect much from that motherboards graphical power, as Intel GMA950 isn't really made for gaming.
    If you plan to buy a graphics card later, that motherboard won't work, you might want to look for one that has a PCI-E x16 slot available.
    In response to your question, yes, those components are compatible with eachother.

    Aside from that: A Pentium 4 HT or even a Pentium D would be highly recommended, instead of a Celeron D. o_O

    Hope that helps. XD

    Cheers!
     
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    Thanks a lot! I've changed my case so it includes a power supply, it includes 450Watts... What is so bad about PCI Express x1 compared to x16. People have had no problems with this motherboard.
     
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    Well... aside from their bandwidth diffrence (PCI-E x16 is 16 times faster than the x1), there's the interface, PCI-E x1 is usually for TV/Video capture cards, and such, while PCI-E x16 is for graphics cards, since there are no graphics cards with PCI-E x1 interface, there are only with PCI, AGP or PCI-E x16 slot.

    Motherboards like that are usually for office use, where people don't need much of a graphics card and/or don't want to spend money on one, so they just keep the integrated graphics.
     
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    ALWAYS buy a separate PSU and never use one that comes with the case. With the exception of Antec, all the free-with-the-case power supplies out there are rubbish and could well see your entire build up in smoke. It's always worth getting a slower PC to make sure you have a good power supply. At least that way, your PC will still work in a year's time.
     

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