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New to PC building & need some advice

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by sehana, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. sehana

    sehana Member

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    so here are the results:

    ordering from both sites.
    https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Wishlist/PublicWishDetail.asp?WishListNumber=6828348&WishListTitle=minor+upgrades

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/...5-6BA3-4C13-B4E2-4A5196030634&SRCCODE=WEBWISH

    items to transfer from current PC to Upgrade PC:
    NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT 256MB DDR3 PCIe16
    http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/listConfigurationDetails.jspa?productConfigurationId=141227

    Sabrent 6-Channel 5.1 3D Surround Sound PCI Card
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=1111756&sku=M501-1042

    Ultra / V-Series / 500-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / 20/24-Pin / SATA Ready / Power Supply
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=2974305&sku=ULT31841 K
    [specs seems the same as one that comes with case] [which 1 would be better to use?]

    this is a first time build, so nothing too extreme yet.
    don't want to mess things up [a little nervous].

    notes: upgrade GPU and sound later, as i'm content with these at the moment.

    uses: Sims2, Empire Earth, Age of Empires/Mythology & the like. web pages, graphics [paint shop pro 11, logo, animation.]

    main thing:
    !! please check compatibility !!

    give a 1-10 [10=high] rating as to the functionality of what it's being used for.

    any building tips would be greatly appreciated.

    thank you
     
  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    sammorris Senior member

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    OCZ memory is quite good, it's not always the enthusiast's choice, but as a low budget option they're pretty good.
     
  5. sehana

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    ok, thanks...
    trying to decide
    and i'm not sure what my budget is yet...

    any building tips?
     
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    If you can, go with a Core 2 Duo rather than an Athlon X2, and go with a decent Power supply (I don't trust Ultras much). Also would be worth upgrading graphics soon.
     
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    will consider. depends how much tho'... more research... thanks for replying
     
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    i havwe an ultra x-connect 500W in my system and have had no issues i just like the fact that i use only what cables i need
     
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    I believe a friend of mine got that very same power supply for free frm Frys.
     

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