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Building A New Comp...any Suggestions?

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#1 deezdmngooks


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Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:29 PM

basically i really need to build a new comp so i've kinda been reading up on parts. i've looked through newegg.com and these are my purposed parts....

- GIGABYTE GA-MA770-DS3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX All Solid Capacitor AMD Motherboard
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor
- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
- Sunbeam Freezing-Storm IC-FS-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
- SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B
- ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A3T
- 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
- EVGA 512-P3-N862-AR GeForce 9600GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
- ARCTIC COOLING ACF64LP 60mm CPU Cooler for low profile PC
- 3 APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan

now a couple of questions...

1) i was thinking of getting a 600W psu but which one am i suppose to get: atx or atx12v?

2) for the OS, should i stick with reliable windows XP or experiment with windows vista?

3) is overclocking really necessary if i'm just trying to do regular internet browsing, movie watching, music listening, word processing, a good amount of downloads and 3 or 4 games playing?

4) and lastly, listing everything i am interested in getting, does everything look compatible with each other? should i switch some parts with others or add some parts? any accessories needed? any tips?

so any feedback would be appreciated and would help me get my FIRST build up and running. thanks.

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#2 Vaerli


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Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:42 PM

1) I don't really know about the atx types, but it looks like they might be the same exact thing.

2) Eh, it depends whether you think you can trust Vista. I thought I heard about some problems with the 9600 series card with Vista, but don't take my word on it. You'll only get the full use of your RAM with 64 bit Vista....

3) Overclocking is never necessary. Its more like a geek way of saying I have more muscle than you, or something of that degree. You probably won't need it with what you've got.

4) I think it looks fine. I would try for Quad core, but what you've got is good. The 8800 outperforms the 9600, I thought. It might be better just to spend a bit more on a 8800 than get a 9600. It depends what you're going to be using it all for too though.

I'll compliment you on your high speed RAM though... :D

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