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My New Computer....very first build

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by kream314, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. kream314

    kream314 Member

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    i am trying to build a new computer because my old dell desktop died. anyway am using my macbook pro right now. This will be my first build ever.....i just wanted to have fun this time. The MOST i am willing to spend on a PC is $1900. I am planing to use it for light gaming and ripping dvds and cds. I am student so it will be use for word, photos etc. Here's My list of parts. Please Help me pick the right parts that i need and give me your guys opinion!.

    Motherboard
    EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - $259.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188024

    Computer Case
    NZXT Zero Black/Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $149.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146029

    Processor
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - $274.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115028

    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound $15.99

    Harddrive
    2 Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AACS 500GB 5400 to 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - $209.98 total
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136149

    CD/DVD burner
    2 SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - $67.98 total

    Ram
    2 Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1200 (PC2 9600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - $339.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134430

    Video card
    ????

    Soundcard
    ???

    Power
    Thermaltake W0106RU Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CE, CB, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, and BSMI certified - $159.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153039

    Monitor
    Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support 300 cd/m2 700:1 $229.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009094
     
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    my total so far without s&h is $1478.89
     
  3. sammorris

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    Motherboard: Good
    Case: Excellent
    CPU: Good, but very expensive. How about this instead? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037&Tpk=E8400
    Arctic silver: Always wise
    WD5000 drives: Excellent
    DVD burner: Don't know how good Samsung drives are in the DVD burning arena, a lot of people complain about them, but that's the same for pretty much every manufacturer
    RAM: Far beyond what you need, this stuff's better, and much cheaper: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148069
    Video card: How much do you have to spend? I typically recommend one out of these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102715
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102719
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150261
    Sound Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102003
    PSU: Fine, but excessive if you're using a single video card.
    I usually recommend these for gaming systems: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139001
    Monitor: Alright, but I never liked the quality of acer monitors much, a far better choice would be:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001096
     

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