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#1 Devious Deception

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:48 AM

Hello, I'm just trying to figure out if everything will work out or not for when I actually have the money to get it.

I have decided on a most of the items I should need.
Mid-Tower Case
Power Supply
Motherboard
Intel Processor
Video/Graphics Card
Memory

I'm just trying to make sure everything will work together. From what I read, the memory should work just fine on the motherboard. I'm not 100% sure if the video card will work or not but I believe there is the PCI Express 2.0 X16 slot though it just says PCI Express X16. The power supply may be a little higher than I need but I'm not sure about that. The mid-tower case I like but I'm not sure if it fits my needs.
The desktop will be for gaming i.e. Diablo 3 and streaming video.

If I'm wrong on anything please notify me and feel free to recommend anything, though the prices are pretty much what I want them to be.

Edited by Devious Deception, 15 May 2012 - 02:17 AM.


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#2 killerx525

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:31 AM

This would be a better and efficient power supply.

Edited by killerx525, 15 May 2012 - 02:32 AM.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:12 AM

Just to clarify, the Intel DH67BLB3 motherboard has a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot


Your choice on the case is a good one however, if your interested in other mid-tower ATX cases you may also want to look at this or this.






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Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:44 AM

You will need an operating system, a disc drive, and a hard drive too.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:43 AM

This would be a better and efficient power supply.



Just to clarify, the Intel DH67BLB3 motherboard has a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot


Your choice on the case is a good one however, if your interested in other mid-tower ATX cases you may also want to look at this or this.



You will need an operating system, a disc drive, and a hard drive too.


@ Killer ~ Ok thanks for that.

@ Gman ~ Ok good to know I saw it on another site saying that the other express slot was 2.0 too, but that's the one that's important no? I checked out the features on the cases. I think I'll actually switch over to the first this. The one with the blue LED 120mm fan. Thanks for that one.

@ DJB ~ I may or may not need them. I'm currently running on a desktop right now and I have a decent sized hard drive and disk drive I can hopefully just switch over. As for the OS, I happen to have a finely scratched up XP Pro (SP2) disc I'm hoping will work. (Code included)

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:12 PM

Unless you have no cash on hand, you will be better served with a modern OS. XP will be leaving support in 2014, DirectX 10 and 11 will not work in XP, and later versions of Windows have better multicore support. Moreover, unless you are using the 64-bit version of XP, you will not be able to use all 4GB of RAM. XP's implementation of 64-bit is very poor in comparision to later versions of Windows. If your hard drive is older than five years, consider replacing it. Unless it's an SSD.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:21 PM

Unless you have no cash on hand, you will be better served with a modern OS. XP will be leaving support in 2014, DirectX 10 and 11 will not work in XP, and later versions of Windows have better multicore support. Moreover, unless you are using the 64-bit version of XP, you will not be able to use all 4GB of RAM. XP's implementation of 64-bit is very poor in comparision to later versions of Windows. If your hard drive is older than five years, consider replacing it. Unless it's an SSD.

Lol. Ya I have a severe lack of money but I'll keep that in mind. I'll eventually have to upgrade anyways.




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