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#1 spartikus

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 11:16 PM

Alright guys I have recenlty been on here alot trying to figure out what I want to do about building a new computer. I have a budget of about 1100 dollars and want to build the best computer I can with it I have used cyberpowerpc.com and also ibuypowerpc.com but I am thinking maybe I want to just build one myself from the ground up. I don't play any very high graphic games so far the game that would probably stress the system most would be battlefield 2. other than that i play a litte counterstrike, empire earth, and age of empires. so if you had the choice what components would you chose for the build any advice is greatly appreciated. i have no idea what mobo i want etc etc. please help. also many of you may wonder since i don't know what i am doing in terms of what to buy for a computer how would i put one together well i have someone close to where i live who can do this for me or my cousin would be able to do it for me. i have also thought about just reading the diy tutorials on here and trying it out myself.
some of the things i do want in my computer are amd cpu 6400 +, 8800 gt video card, 2 gb ram, fast hard drive doesn't have to be huge but would like it to be 7500 rpm and 16 mb/s, also would like an optical drive with dvd/cd burning properties. thanks.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:11 AM

pretty good place to start is newegg, start with your cpu and see what motherboards are mentioned in the reviews,
check out several

here's an example of how I would build a bang for the buck computer

I'll start by saving 80$ and get a more overclockable cpu with an unlocked multiplier

I would add a premium HSF(probably spending 40$ of the 80 saved)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131013

not the best but highly rated and affordable

then I would want only 2 gigs of good ram since i would be running windows xp, not vista

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820146565

note you need to know how to set up your bios to get this ram to run right

next the heart of the computer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341002

here's where I break the bank



next I would want 2 hard drives, there's too many reasons why 1 won't get it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822148140

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827151154

might even get 2 of these?

case, just make sure it's big and got lots of fans

8800GT is a given

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16832116056

pro would be nice but optional
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:23 AM

I'll put something together for you(Like a wishlist, I mean) when I get the chance... but I prefer intel. I've never had many good experiences with AMD processors.

Edited by Vaerli, 04 March 2008 - 12:24 AM.

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:28 PM

start with your cpu and see what motherboards are mentioned in the reviews



how do you know what cpu you want? i flipped thru a tigerdirect catalog the other day and there were only about 12 different chipsets (intel and amd combined)...

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 05:24 PM

Choosing your processor is usually a budget decision and Brand loyalty. AMD are the best bang for the buck and if you get the black editions you can overclock the snot out of them with a good cooler. Intel is currently the performance leader but they cost more.


Edit: bleeping spelling

Edited by Sneakycyber, 08 March 2008 - 05:24 PM.

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