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First Build Please see if it is any good


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#1 Matt90

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:15 PM

Motherboard and CPU $112.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDet...st=Combo.190816

HDD: $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136320

RAM: $47.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231122

Power Supply and Case : $84.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDet...st=Combo.190683

DVD Drive: $24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827136152


So this is my first build and I have done some research on building computers. I am not sure if all the components i picked out are compatible. This is what I have so far:

Motherboard and CPU $112.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDet...st=Combo.190816

HDD: $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136320

RAM: $47.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231122

Power Supply and Case : $84.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDet...st=Combo.190683

DVD Drive: $24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827136152

Total Cost including Shipping: $351.48

This is not for gaming and it is a budget system for my parents who just browse the web. Not sure if i need a graphics card or sound card since they are already on the mobo. I don't need HD sound just regular sound and graphics. If you guys could give some advice on how to make this build any better or cheaper without low performance it would be appreciated. Will I be able to use broadband with all these parts(wired).

I already have a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. I think I will buy windows xp or vista(if xp available then that).

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:59 PM

You didn't mention what version of Windows but unless it's 64 bit I'd forget the 4GB kit & go with 2GB.

For a general use internet/email unit onboard video & sound are usually sufficent.
If not you can always add a video card.
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:23 PM

I think the parts are ideal for your purposes. Only thing I don't like is lack of a DVI connector for the monitor, but for that price..........
You can save a few bucks on RAM as noted above. You won't notice the difference between 2 and 4 gigs on a basic system.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:43 PM

I already have a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. I think I will buy windows xp or vista(if xp available then that).

Another option is Ubuntu and it's free.

For a first build it looks good to me. My first built was almost identical to what you listed.

It works great with Ubuntu 9.04

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:27 PM

XP is still available at newegg.com .
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 06:30 PM

You can also download the Windows 7 Release Candidate for free and wait until it is released to manufacturing before purchasing the operating system. You shouldn't need to purchase a discrete graphics card if it is not going to be used for gaming, however, if you find yourself watching video or running video-related programs, a discrete GPU is preferred.

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