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#1 skids


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Posted 08 January 2008 - 01:53 PM

Hi, new to this site, skids is an old nickname from when i was a kid, i like to use it as a screename whenever i can.

Hoping to get advice on what to buy to build a new computer. It will be a first build but not for myself, its for my son. I am very proud of my oldest son, he is currently serving in the USAF at Andrews AFB as a radio ground communications tech. The parts to build a computer will be a surprise gift to him.

I was looking at Newegg to get an idea of what to buy and figured there might be compatibility issues. I am no expert in this area and would appreciate suggestions from the tech savy out there on what will work.

I came up with a list of parts, Apevia X-Alien Case w/power supply, ASUS M2N32-SLI Motherboard, AMD 64 X2 6400+ 3.2 Socket AM2, OCZ 4 GB(2 x 2GB) 240 Pin DDR2 SDRAM, Seagate 7200.10 SATA 3.0 GB Hard Drive, along with a low budget mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers and a SATA DVD-ROM drive.

At just a little over $900 it should be a pretty good starter set, but will that memory be compatible with that motherboard? I like the idea of a 4GB memory, is there a better motherboard that will utilize it? Does that motherboard require windows vista as an OS, which I have heard has some bugs?

Thanks for any input, skids

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#2 Starbuck


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Posted 08 January 2008 - 02:26 PM

Posted Image skids
I'm sure that your son will be very pleased with the end result.
The best advice i can offer, is to post your questions in the:
System building and Upgrade forum, (just click on the link) they're the guys that can help you the most.
Good luck with your venture. Posted Image


#3 tg1911


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Posted 08 January 2008 - 03:02 PM

Hello, skids.
Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Please take the time, to browse the New User Orientation forum, to help familiarize yourself with how the board works.
If you have any questions about how to use this site, this forum will probably answer them.

Also, don't forget to check out the Tutorials.
There's a lot of very useful information, in there.
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