New to PC building & need some advice

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sehana

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so here are the results:

ordering from both sites.
https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersio...stNumber=6828348&WishListTitle=minor+upgrades

http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/...5-6BA3-4C13-B4E2-4A5196030634&SRCCODE=WEBWISH

items to transfer from current PC to Upgrade PC:
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT 256MB DDR3 PCIe16
http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/listConfigurationDetails.jspa?productConfigurationId=141227

Sabrent 6-Channel 5.1 3D Surround Sound PCI Card
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=1111756&sku=M501-1042

Ultra / V-Series / 500-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / 20/24-Pin / SATA Ready / Power Supply
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=2974305&sku=ULT31841 K
[specs seems the same as one that comes with case] [which 1 would be better to use?]

this is a first time build, so nothing too extreme yet.
don't want to mess things up [a little nervous].

notes: upgrade GPU and sound later, as i'm content with these at the moment.

uses: Sims2, Empire Earth, Age of Empires/Mythology & the like. web pages, graphics [paint shop pro 11, logo, animation.]

main thing:
!! please check compatibility !!

give a 1-10 [10=high] rating as to the functionality of what it's being used for.

any building tips would be greatly appreciated.

thank you
 
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Looks good for a starter system

I would go with Windows Vista :D

1gb of RAM is more than enough for anything. I have one gig and I run photoshop, itunes, and Opera( with a dozen tabs open) and it's fine.

Since your power supply is SATA ready, why are you getting a SATA converter?

That card would have difficulty playing Age of Empires 3

I give it a 7/10
 

sehana

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not ready for vista yet...
alot of the products i have don't have vista drivers yet. a couple of the products/programs i have to pay for the vista upgrade. i'm gon' wait a year or 2 before upgrading to vista.
oh i forgot to take that off [sata adapter]

got any building tips that u'd like to share?
 
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