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Building My First Comp...what Do You Think?


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#1 Lucky23

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:36 PM

I going to be building my first comp over the next month or so as money comes in. I been reading alot and i think i should get through it just fine but am open to your imput seeing that you have probably done this before. Im wondering what you guys think of this set up and read your feedback and suggestions. It will be for gaming and normal computing. Just want to be able to play most newer online games such as the half life 2, quake 4 or enemy territory quake wars.

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Cooler Master Centurion 5
Purchased Already

2. Thermaltake 430W
Purchased Already

3. Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L

4.ASUS 20X DVD SATA Burner

5.XFX 8600GTS

6. Dual-Core 2.0Ghz E2180

7.ZeroTherm CF900 Copper Heatsink-92mm Fan
Purchased Already

8. Western Digital 250-320GB 16MB Cashe SATA 3.0 Hard drive

9. Start off with 2-4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 800

10. I not going to run Vista So is this the opperating system you recommend?
Do they have Windows XP 64-Bit Home Edition? Didnt see it on new egg.
Windows XP 64 bit

Thanks for the help

Edited by Lucky23, 28 November 2007 - 05:42 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:54 PM

Looks pretty good, but I'd recommend one of these processors Pentium Dual-Core's They don't seem as good, but they are better.

64-bit OS are good, but theres a few things that might not work very well with it. For instance my friend has 64-bit Os and his Iphone doesn't work with itunes on 64-bit for some reason. I'd still get it, I got it and I love it.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:58 PM

I didnt even see those CPU's. Those will run faster then a Pentium D at 2.8GHZ??? Only picking 64bit so i will be able to run more ram in future plus ive been reading that if your going to use a 64bit processor you should go 64bit OS.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 09:37 PM

Ya thats why I chose 64-bit.

CPU benchmarks

Try out some of those benchmarks comparing the pentium D's to the pentium dual cores. The dual cores should do better (except maybe the faster Pentium D's but those cost a bit more).
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 10:44 PM

Yea if everyone agrees then i will probably go with the Intel Dual-Core E2180 over the Pentium D 2.8-3.0GHZ and its about the same price so thats good cuz i was looking a some of them and they were really expensive.
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 03:47 PM

A few updates on the comp im building.

1. Cooler Master Centurion 5
Already Purchased

2. Cooler Master 650 Pro
Already Purchased

3. ASUS 20x Burner
Already Purchased

4.ZeroTherm CF900 heatsink
Already Purchased

5.Seagate 320GB 16MB Hard Drive
Already Purchased-Retail off ebay $80 Total

6. Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L

7. Sound Blaster Audigy SE

8. XFX 8600GTS

9. Core 2 Duo E6750
Unless E6550 goes on good sale but if they stay close to same price then E6750

10. 2-4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 800 W/ 4-4-4-12 timings

11. Windows XP 64 bit

Edited by Lucky23, 19 December 2007 - 03:57 PM.

Centurion 5 Case~GA-P35-DS3L Rev2.0~E6550~EVGA 8800GS~3GB GSkill~Cooler Master 650 PRO~Seagate 320GB SATA II~ 2 ASUS 20X Burners~Sound Blaster Audigy SE~ZeroTherm CF900~Acer 22" P221W




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