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New Comp Build With Win Xp Pro

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#1 Talonaces


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Posted 09 March 2006 - 12:48 PM

Not sure if I am posting in the right place, but here goes. I am thinking of building my own computer and using WIN XP Pro as my OS. I need advice on the right components to use, ie. motherboards, CPU's, sound and video cards, etc. I'd like to avoid any compatibility issues up front. Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated. :thumbsup:
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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:52 PM

Too many to choose from to make a recommendation. I mean, there are thousands of motherboards to choose from, and they change weekly.

I recommend you decide what you want to use the computer for and build it to do that particular task. For instance, if you are going to be gaming, then see what specs your favorite game calls for, probably starting with the video card and then that determines what processor, amount of ram, etc will be contained in the rest of the computer.

Once you have picked out the pieces, do your research and see Windows Hardware Compatability List. Start your search HERE.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:52 PM

I think its primarily a hardware issue, Talonaces

A system that will use winXPpro does require a certain "practical minimum",
but you will no doubt exceed that in the process of building a PC thats
fast & affordable these days.

Those details relate to the OS, but involve the fundamental hardware.

I'll move this topic for you.
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