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Old December 31st, 2006, 01:54 PM  
Phantom
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Default Re: Im going to build my first computer

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123456 thanks for the info

ill follow this post up with links to each item on my list and ill swap out for the power supply you suggested
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BTW, what motherboard, processor, and graphics card do you suggest to replace the ones I'm thinking of ordering?
Well first of all you need a mobo thats compatible with your AMD or Intell proc, has PCI express and supports decent RAM.

Just a note. The following items are just MY personal opinion.

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I chose the listed processor as its suggested in the games manual and by a few members at the computer board, (http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/index.php)
Well I am sure thats a good processor. But I would buy one thats AMD (less hot and supposedly better for games at least when I bought mine)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103747
That is a GREAT processor for the money. Don't worry about the low ghrz. AMDs operate like that. Its just the same as an Intel 4.4

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also, any suggestions on cases?, I want something light and quiet with fans. I have no problem taking out stock fans in a case and putting in better, quiet ones.
Pick whatever what you want as long as its ATX form factor

These look fine

With the extra money we saved getting a less expensive processor, you would defiantly want something better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071
This beast would own. But if its too expensive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150189

Thats a great PSU

RAM looks fine. You might want a more well known brand but Im sure it won't matter.

If you do decide to go AMD you would need an AMD compatible board. Here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131593
That one is kinda expensive though.
If you want another one just search AMD compatible motherboards AM2 socket 2 PCI express slots.

Well I am sure thats a good processor. But I would buy one thats AMD (less hot and supposedly better for games at least when I bought mine)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103747
That is a GREAT processor for the money. Don't worry about the low ghrz. AMDs operate like that. Its just the same as an Intel 4.4


Get whatever you want for case fans.

Get mostly whatever you want for CPU cooler. It might come with the processor anyways.
Just make sure its compatible with your proc

That looks like a great sound card.

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I'm planning on getting Windows Vista when it comes out. Flight Sim. X is made for it as well so I want everything compatible.
I also recommend not doing that. Wait awhile until prices drop and they work the bugs out.

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Really lay it out for me on what to get, I've never even thought about making a gaming computer before. My younger brothers a wiz at making them though...
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Yes newegg is a great site, I'll take a look at tigerdirect as well
Yep I built my whole comp off newegg



Well hope I have been of help



EDIT: I found a great deal!
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=0&NoMapp=0

For just 20 more dollars (the rebate expires today ) you could get 100 more WATTS of power. That is a good deal.
You also would want the extra power for future upgrades.

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