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Building my first!

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#1 komputerfreek


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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:04 AM

Recently I have decided to stop just using spare parts from computers and making frankencomputers. I have purchased all new parts except for a graphics card and wanted some advice as to if it were a good deal or not :D

Total Price : Around $270.00.

CPU : New Intel Celeron Dual-Core E3300 2.5GHz LGA775 CPU OEM 44.99
HDD : WD Caviar Blue 500GB Internal Hard Drive 3.5 55.99
Mobo : MSI G31TM-P21 Core 2 Quad Intel G31 DDR2-800 MATX MB 44.99
Ram : OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 PC2 6400 Memory RAM 45.00
CPU Cooler : MASSCOOL 8W553B1M3 90mm Ball CPU Cooler 9.91
Network Switch (I hate wireless and needed a new switch) : Rosewill RC-405X 10/100Mbps 5-Port Switch 7.99
Case : APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154094) : 29.99
Thermal Paste : Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound - OEM 5.49
Video Card : ASUS EAX300LE 128MB PCI-E Video Card : Free

This is my first build in which I found the parts online and things of that matter.

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#2 Baltboy


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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:21 PM

Ditch the celeron and either go core2duo or core2quad. I would also go for the four GB of memory. Yes you may not be able to use all of it but the performance boost of using dual channel across two channels is more than worth it.
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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:39 PM

That cpu cooler comes with thermal compound pre-applied.
You also need a power supply. This should be all you need: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817153023
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 12:01 AM

What operating system are you going to be using? A 32-bit or 64-bit system?

Is there a reason that you are going with a micro ATX form factor motherboard?

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#5 komputerfreek

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 05:46 PM

Already have the power supply and I will be using a 64-bit operating.

Also no reason in particular as to why I am using a micro atx vs other mobo types. Should I change it up?

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