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#1 Yunalesca

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:34 PM

Heya,

I dun wanna buy a computer from store 'cause they always suck one way or another... now I do have a VIDEO CARD it's a x1950pro (which is probably pretty crappy by now)

This is what I have so far:

1- I am a NEWBIE!!!
2- I am on a relatively low budget
3- Is the video card that I own compatible with the parts I choose - if not what would you recommend
4- Did the parts I choose fit together?
5- Are they any good?

I know I am missing some stuff... what else am I missing and can you recommend me one if you know one of your head?


Barebone Pc:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/se...u=P450-9102%20D

Ram (x2) for 8 GHZ RAM:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=3412

DVD Burner:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...52&CatId=89

Operating System -- windows vista 64 bit:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...mp;Sku=M17-7418

Harddrive--- 500GB:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=2459

CPU fan:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=1588


I am trying to build a gaming pc on a low budget lol

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:47 PM

Do you really need a 64 bit version of Vista?

That power supply unit that comes with the barebone PC will probably fail and could take some of your parts with it... Ultra is on the bad list of power supply units because of their unreliability.

Do you really need 500GB of space for your hard drive?

What about a monitor, mouse, and keyboard? Are you going to recycle that from your current computer?

Is your X1950Pro AGP or PCI-E? If it's PCI-E, that motherboard supports it...

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:00 PM

I need the 64 bit because i want to run 8GHZ RAM, and my video card is x1950pro PCI-E, also i do plan to use my old keyboard and mouse.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:06 PM

8ghz? Do you mean 8GB?

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:30 PM

that's a server rackmount HSF, won't work for quad core
read the specs and reviews obvious

newegg is much better
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:47 PM

Remember one of the things I said is that I'm a newbie - first time doing it....

So hmmm... that line you mentioned - no idea what it means can you elaborate?

EDIT: Yeah 8 GB Ram

Edited by Yunalesca, 16 November 2007 - 10:51 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:39 PM

He's saying, the HSF (Heat Sink/Fan) won't work on the Quad-core processor, that comes with the barebones case.

What kind of budget are you working with?
If we knew that, we might be able to come up with a better system, for you.

Edited by tg1911, 16 November 2007 - 11:49 PM.

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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#8 Yunalesca

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:44 PM

Kk so can you recommend me a good fan remember im on low budged and is there any other problem with this system.

Thank You

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:58 PM

could you tell us what your budget is?
It would make it easier, to recommend parts.
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 17 November 2007 - 12:00 AM

Oh so sry I didn't mention it i don't mind paying up to $1300.




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