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#1 Fatrooosi

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:18 PM

First I will tell you the hardware I will be getting.

Evga Geforce 7950 GT KO-512 MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130061

Intel Core 2 duo E6300-1.86 GHZ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

Crosshair 1gb 240pin DDR 2, I will buy another one later
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146580

ECS NFORCE 570 SLI ATX motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135026

Now since I will be making a big update to my computer how does it work when I put all the parts in? When I start up my computer what will happen? Will I get to install all of the parts with their installer cd once my pc is on?

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 09:12 PM

everything should work with the drivers that come already on the hardware you shouldnt have to install anything. As for the OS makes sure you dont have a windows Oem disk or else im not sure if you can reuse them.
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Posted 01 February 2007 - 09:12 PM

Hmm you are going to need to fix those links. . .You have them linked with an ellipsis in the middle and none of them work. =/

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:22 PM

definitely need to redo the links.

just a thought, 1GB of DDR2 RAM is good, but remember that DDR2 RAM runs better in pairs. this site provides some evidence. so if you want to maximize 1GB, and don't plan on increasing anytime soon, get the gig in tandem.

do you already have a hard drive? power supply?

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#5 Fatrooosi

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 04:12 PM

I am adding all this to my current working computer that is Windows Xp Service pack 2. Just if you didn't know. I'm not making a brand new computer from scratch.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:12 PM

It may as well be a new computer. You're replacing the main parts.

I'd check and make sure everything is compatible. You probably have an ATA hard drive, and I'd assume that uses SATA. Case should be fine, and I don't know what other components will be shared. Should be okay.

If you're using the same hard drive, you may not be able to boot Windows. It'll detect the hardware changes, and lock down on you. I don't know for sure. Someone will have to confirm that.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 03:26 AM

Here's a tip. Intel has already released the E4300...
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2903

Now soon, they will update the E6300 and E6400 so that they both have 4MB of L2 Cache. And in a month, the price for the E4300 will drop to around $140 US.

If you can wait just a bit longer, you can get a better deal on the processor.

And by then, the Nvidia 8600 should be released and that would be a better card than your 7950 GT-KO.
http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/02/nvidias...reaking-the-ba/

Edited by Detox, 03 February 2007 - 03:30 AM.





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