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Help Me Build A Computer!

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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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#2 DaChew


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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)


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


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

next the heart of the computer


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



might even get 2 of these?

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

8800GT is a given


pro would be nice but optional

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#3 Vaerli


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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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#4 ltdave


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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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