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#1 Makavetis

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 05:13 AM

Hey guys, im new here, this is my first post.

I come to ask for some help as i am building my first computer. I have decided to order from Newegg and I will be needing pretty much all the parts (screen, keyboard, etc)
I have started shopping around and this is what i have so far! I am not a big computer specialist, so it would be great if someone could help me out! These are my questions..

What other parts do i need? and if existing parts i picked are compatible and fine!
My budget is around 2000 and I am set on Quad processor! Thank you guys very much for looking.. and here are the parts i am getting so far!

My Newegg Wishlist

PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor

MOTHERBOARD: EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

VIDEO CARD: EVGA 512-P2-N773-AR GeForce 8600GTS 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

POWER SUPPLY: 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

RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

KEYBOARD/MOUSE: Logitech MX 3200 Black 102 Normal Keys 21 Function Keys USB RF Wireless Standard Desktop Laser Mouse Included

MONITOR: LG L226WTY-BF Black 22" 2ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 3000:1

SOUND CARD: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

SPEAKERS: Logitech X-230 32 watts RMS 2.1 Black Speaker System - OEM

CPU FAN: ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan with Heatsink

THERMAL GREASE: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

Any reccomendations, i know i need more parts and i need help, i am not sure what i need! any upgrades ill aslo listen to! thanks again!

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 07:47 AM

:thumbsup: to the board!

Nice spec! If your planning on using your new rig to play games like Bioshock/Crysis etc, I'd consider upgrading the graphics card to a GeForce 8800.

As for the CPU fan, I highly recommend, I have a ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 and these are fantastic.

Best of luck with your build but remember to buy:
- Antistatic wristband / or mat
- Case to put it all in
- Screws to hold all of your cards and mobo to the case
- Surge protector (to protect your new setup)
- DVD/CD writer

Hope that helps! :huh:
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 10:52 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835118019

it's big but that cpu puts out a lot of heat


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231098
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820146565
for the better micron chips if you want to overclock someday

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811129021

any name brand big case with a lot of big fans

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827151153

hottest new dvd burner

and get a 2nd hard drive if budget allows
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#4 Makavetis

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 04:48 PM

well im not much of a gamer, im only going to play NBA Live 2008 on this baby! As far as case, im not sure how to make sure the case will fit in size and also if it will match the motherboard? so if you guys can help with that as well? thanks

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 05:27 PM

It's an ATX motherboard, so you'll need an ATX case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....ame=ATX+Desktop
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 09:41 PM

any suggestions on a drive from new egg? i need a burner thats LG or samsung, but i want to make sure it will fit my motherboard specs or whatever. any recommendations guys? thanks

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 10:15 PM

DaChew linked you to one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827151153
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 10:35 PM

thanks guys! does it make a difference if i put 2 burner drives instead of 1 burner and 1 regular?

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 01:01 AM

ok guys, i was told LiteOn is pretty good and i am considering that, but here i found this LG on neweggg that could match me, i wanted LG all along, can someone verify that this is good and would match my specs? i wanted 2 of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827136120

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 01:25 AM

Since the motherboard you have selected supports both SATA, and IDE, you can pretty much run any optical drive, in any configuration (2 burners, 1 burner and 1 reader, 2 readers, etc....), you want to.

I bought an LG DVD burner last year, and haven't any problems with it.
I haven't found any brand media, that it won't burn.

I wanted to make a correction to that link I gave you for the Cases.
Use this one, as it will give you more options to choose from:
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.as...=Computer-Cases

On the left, under Type, you can choose anything under ATX Desktop, ATX Full Tower, ATX Mid Tower, or ATX / BTX Tower.

You can also check under ATX Media Center / HTPC Desktop, but I doubt you'll find anything you'll like. :thumbsup:

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Edited by tg1911, 02 October 2007 - 01:51 AM.

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 10:07 PM

thank you man. so anyhting ATX, you mean i dont need to see any specific dimensions on video card or PSU, as long as its ATX its fine?

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:42 AM

regarding dvd burners, see this poll

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=228757

that's why I reccomended the samsung sata, it may be the best burner ever made, however your sata chipset and drivers are the big IF

the jmicron controller on many new motherboards is awful

nvidia and intel do the best job of supporting sata dvd burners

with power supplies and those components, go for what you can afford, good brand name with a lot of watts

Edited by DaChew, 03 October 2007 - 02:43 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:51 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341002
looks nice, has even more reviews than the thermaltake

that 50$ rebate on the thermaltake is hard to beat. have been using 3 of their 430's in older computers for 2 years now, still going strong
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:05 AM

ok while im having a hard time picking the case, maybe for now, can you guys recommend me a TV tuner card that would work? and also i have a bluetooth/ethernet symbol on my printer. do i need any additional parts to get it to work wirelessly? let me know guys! thanks!

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:57 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....%24100+-+%24200

here the highest rated 100-150$ cases, I hate doors over optical drives

picking a case is a matter of taste or a lack of it?

what's the make and model of your printer? wireless/bluetooth?

I would use ethernet for speed and reliability myself
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