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#1 drizzo01

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 01:29 PM

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.

*Gaming/General School Work

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread

*$850-$950

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.

*United States

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.

*No bias, right now I own an AMD. But I want whats best for my system regardless of amd or intel.

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.

*I have a CD Drive and DVD Drive.

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.

*I have been reading for the past month but there is so much different input from people that I keep changing my decisions and have not been able to build my computer, so Im just gonna pick the parts and buy it tonite or tommorow.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.

I will run at default speeds but wouldnt mind messing with OC a little bit.


Thanks so much everyone for your input, this is my first time actually posting on this forum, but i have been a reader for a few months now and I know you guys have the knowledge to help me!!


Also What do you guys think of buying a better mobo that I can upgrade to 45nm chips and maybe buying a less expensive processor for now and upgrade the processor in the future?

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 01:40 PM

Do you plan to assemble and build a system yourself? Have you ever done such before?
Or do you plan to buy an assembled system from a noted site?
From what you have noted above, I'd suggest getting a local tech to help you build.
This so you know what you actually have installed.
It actually might cost you less up front.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:17 PM

I plan to build and assemble the system myself, with a little help from my friend and online guides I think I will be good, I have general knowledge of replacing video card, harddrives, etc. I think it is pretty straight forward.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:24 PM

No insult intended to you here.

May I direct to to a simple tutorial to help you just a bit.

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/build-a-computer.htm

Others here will help with questions you may have?
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 03:10 PM

Thank you, I apprechiate your input

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:01 PM

Why don't you browse through NewEgg, get some ideas and post back with them for some comments. Stay away from low-end boards like ECS and PCChips, also don't go cheap on the power supply. Proper planning shouldn't be rushed. It's better to take you time now than to find out you made a mistake later
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Edited by garmanma, 22 January 2008 - 05:03 PM.

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