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New to PC building & need some advice

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by sehana, Jul 11, 2007.

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  1. sehana

    sehana Thread Starter

    Jul 11, 2007
    so here are the results:

    ordering from both sites.


    items to transfer from current PC to Upgrade PC:
    NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT 256MB DDR3 PCIe16

    Sabrent 6-Channel 5.1 3D Surround Sound PCI Card

    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
  2. yankees26an


    Mar 27, 2007
    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
  3. sehana

    sehana Thread Starter

    Jul 11, 2007
    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?
  4. nick0219


    May 31, 2006
    preciate it folk
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