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Building My Own Computer

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#1 yellosnow


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Posted 14 January 2006 - 01:51 PM

hello everyone, i was just hoping to get some input about the first computer system i am building. i was thinking about ordering the following parts. i am going to use the computer for home use, maybe small bussiness use.

all parts from new egg

APEX X-115 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX12V 300W Intel/AMD Listed Power Supply - Retail
Model #: X-115
Item #: N82E16811154003

Update LITE-ON Black ATAPI/E-IDE DVD Burner Model SHW-1635S - OEM
Model #: SHW-1635S
Item #: N82E16827131419

(can dvd burners copy movie dvd's?)

Update SONY Black IDE CD-ROM Drive Model CDU5225 - OEM
Model #: CDU5225 BLK
Item #: N82E16827101134

Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JB 80GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: WD800JB
Item #: N82E16822144122
(i have a 40gb westerd dig hard drive i plan to add in as well from old computer)

Update BIOSTAR P4M80-M4 Socket 478 VIA P4M800 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: P4M80-M4
Item #: N82E16813138262
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Update Intel Pentium 4 2.4A Prescott 533MHz FSB Socket 478 Processor Model BX80546PE2400E - Retail
Model #: BX80546PE2400E
Item #: N82E16819116178

Intel Celeron D 345 Prescott 533MHz FSB Socket 478 Processor Model BX80546RE3066C - Retail
Model #: BX80546RE3066C

(i was thinking about going pentium 4 instead of celeron what do you think??)

CORSAIR ValueSelect 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 266 (PC 2100) Unbuffered System Memory Model VS512MB266 - Retail
Model #: VS512MB266

i may use old monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers to save some money or i may purchase a monitor with speakers built in

also plan to sue ms windows xp professional with sp2oem

any advice would be greatly appreciated. thank you very much

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#2 welco


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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:08 PM

Throw that Apex case out man, they're the same company as Allied, worst power supplies on earth, and you wouldn't want to fry your whole system. Would you? I recommend that either you throw out the case and psu all together or just buy another separate psu. I would recommend throwing out both because typically MATX cases don't have very good airflow and there are some ATX cases that will support a MATX board. Yes, DVD burners can and do copy movies. I would much rather go with a Pentium 4, they offer a larger L2 cache and the Celeron processors are very poor performers. I think everything else looks fine, I would buy a dedicated video card but, if you're not using this for too much graphic stuff then you should be fine.
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