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Building a new computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tyken132, Jan 12, 2011.

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  1. Tyken132

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    I need a new computer and instead of buying a crappy(or expensive) prebuilt computer I decided to try my hand at building my own. I've never really it done it before but I do have some experience messing around inside of a computer and it -seems- as simple as plugging the right thing in the right place. Anyway what I wanted to know is if all the parts my friend helped my pick out were Good quality as well as compatible. Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115221 Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128437 Casing: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103010 Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145331 This is the power supply i'm going to salvage from my current PC: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015&Tpk=antec earthwatts 650 watt Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130572 I may have to salvage the hard drive from my current pc but I don't know the details on it yet.
     
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    If I were building one I would put the model name of each product i was planing on buying in Google then space type in benchmark and then review.. learn all you can about the parts you choose then decide.. Most the parts you have listed are pretty good but three months from now you might be kicking yourself for not buying a memory combo kit or a intel I5.
     
  3. Tyken132

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    Well, problem is I don't know too much about parts or what to look for in them. I had to ask my friend and they picked out a few parts. Also i'm trying to keep things cheap-ish. I want something that's good and won't need to be replaced but nothing too expensive, kinda mid-range. (I doubt i'll have money to upgrade often at all...) Also why would I want a memory combo kit or intel I5?
     
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    Tyken132, what price range are you trying to keep your build in?
     
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    -about- 300 total. Give or take. I need to replace the mother board, my friend said it'd be a good idea to replace the processor and ram while i'm at it as well, plus I need a bigger case because mine is too small.
     
  6. Chris A

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    Just saying that it would be good for you to reasearch the parts you are buying.. I can tell you that most of the stuff you listed is pretty good but there is a lot better stuff out there.. But in your price range you might be maxed out..
     
  7. Tyken132

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    Yeah I know there are better parts but already i'm kinda going over my budget (by a little bit) so if anything i'd have to spend less. Anyway, everything seems to check out just fine? Also is it hard putting a computer together? any guides you can list or anything? I'm pretty sure I can handle it but I Want to be careful.
     
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