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#1 John Rice

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 08:55 AM

Okay, so I'm basically building a computer (gaming) right now. I have it all up in newegg. Take a look:

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16811144090

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16813131182

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16814121068

Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16819115013

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16820227169

Two HDs:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16822148142

Gaming Keyboard:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16823126009

Gaming Mouse:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16826153106

DVD/CD Burner:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16827135148

DVD/CD Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16827136083

Windows Vista Home Premium:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16832116142

Netgear Router:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16833122022


Things not mentioned: A new monitor and nice speakers. If anyone could suggest some please let me know. PLEASE make changes or add things that will make my set up better.

Thanks!

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 11:16 AM

I would consider changing the case (since I just don't like aprevia =P ) and getting one without a power supply, so you can get a better one. Typically the power supplies provided with cases are not very good at all, and you would be better off getting a good one to start with.

Like the hard drive pick, are you going to run a raid with them?

Not sure about this, but with such a fast mobo, i think it would be good to get the c2d E6300 with the faster fsb. But, I'm not sure about how much that will improve performance, its just what I did when I got it.

Like the keyboard, but if you don't want all the extra fluff (which I end up never using) grab this one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16823107120 Great keyboard, really quiet, and finally, it's all the keys in the 'right' places, none of that weird small backspace button.

I would really recommend a linksys router over the netgear one.
One of these, depending on if you want the extra features of customizable firmware:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16833124190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16833124010

The card is nice, I guess you're getting vista and directx10 right away then?



Looks good to me! Only additional thing I would consider is getting a nice headset with a mic, like a sennheiser.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 11:25 AM

I posted my reply on your other thread http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/95061/motherboard-fitting-case/
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#4 John Rice

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:36 PM

Thanks man. Also:

Sneakycyber I responded:

So what graphics card would you suggest?



And yeah, Vista with D10, ASAP. LOOL, I don't know what a RAID is though.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:45 PM

RAID is a setup where you make at least two hard drives work together to write information between them. I think the most popular is RAID 0, but if you don't know what it is, forget about it.
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Posted 08 June 2007 - 12:43 PM

I'll learn about it. So, its like having 1 HD when u got 2?

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 02:21 PM

Somewhat, it cuts down the chance of memory corruption due to your hard drive.
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Posted 08 June 2007 - 04:37 PM

Alright, when I get it all you'll have to help me. Okay? lol

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 09:33 AM

Raid Tutorial

This should cover most of your questions on raid.
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Posted 09 June 2007 - 09:35 AM

Somewhat, it cuts down the chance of memory DATA corruption due to your hard drive.


And that only takes place when your using ECC (error correction coding).

Take a look at the tutorial I posted it Explains prety much everything :thumbsup: Thats how I learned

Edited by Sneakycyber, 09 June 2007 - 09:36 AM.

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