TECH Building my own PC for the second time...

Tree Hunter

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Sep 2, 2004
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but will be my first time doing it without any actual outside help from friends. I just need to see if everything that I bought is compatible with each other.

tower:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121002
MoBo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135075
Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130380
Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103773
Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184
Harddrive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073
DVD Player:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106226

I think I got all of the right stuff... I just need you guys to confirm it before I actually order it and end up getting the wrong stuff. Still kinda new to this whole thing and I think this will be the best gaming rig I can build on a 550 dollar budget.
 

Doomsday

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http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemai...mc=EMC-IGNEFL100208-_-email-_-E0D-_-VideoCard

just change the OCZ ram to the Corsair you chose since it's cheaper
 
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glamdering

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Sep 10, 2008
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your power bill will be lower though
that's a 125W AMD vs a 65W Intel

plus the Intel is way more awesome

I like AMD but that is all opinion. Your power bill won't be much lower and most likely if you add all those things to gather the higher end stuff most of the time requires more power. I like some extra Watt in my stuff most of the time(as long as its not crap) runs better. And personally i would stick with OCZ ram yes it cost more but worth it all though that is opinion because every one likes diffrent companys.
 

Valence Bond

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I would definitely go with Intel, but whether you go with AMD or Intel, do NOT use an ECS motherboard... I would go ASUS or Intel personally.
 

glamdering

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nsxrebel

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YES it is.

that computer is crap! They show low price so you think it is cheaper now. But really that thing is junk DON'T buy one of those you will hate your self!

Oh I'm back to using a Mac now, so I'm not buying or building my own PC anytime soon. If I were to built a PC for gaming, video editing, etc.. I would want the best components I could afford that could handle the processing those graphic intensive programs require.

I was just stating the fact that you can buy a prebuilt for less than $400 at most any store. Why is that computer crap? Care to elaborate? Like I said, if someone needs it for basic tasks; email, web browsing, music, office, what's wrong with getting a PC that's priced that low? I'm not talking about hardcore gamers that spend $400-500 or more on just a video card alone.

Back in the day when prebuilt computers cost a lot more, it was way cheaper and worth it to build your own. Now for a few hundred $'s, you can have a full computer including display, keyboard, mouse, and in some cases a printer too.
 

glamdering

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first look at the specs

  • Processor
    Intel® Celeron®
  • Processor Speed
    1.6GHz
  • System Bus
    800MHz
  • System Memory (RAM)
    512MB
  • System Memory (RAM) Expandable To
    2GB
  • Type of Memory (RAM)
    PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM
  • Hard Drive Type
    Serial ATA (7200 rpm)
  • Hard Drive Size
    80GB
  • Graphics
    Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • Video Memory
    128MB
and if you want a computer like that you can pick up almost a entire computer better then that for like $100 of neweggs combo deals

http://www.newegg.com/Special/Combo...ount=&kwd=&ListType=combo&action=search&item=
 

nsxrebel

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May 22, 2006
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first look at the specs

  • Processor
    Intel® Celeron®
  • Processor Speed
    1.6GHz
  • System Bus
    800MHz
  • System Memory (RAM)
    512MB
  • System Memory (RAM) Expandable To
    2GB
  • Type of Memory (RAM)
    PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM
  • Hard Drive Type
    Serial ATA (7200 rpm)
  • Hard Drive Size
    80GB
  • Graphics
    Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • Video Memory
    128MB
and if you want a computer like that you can pick up almost a entire computer better then that for like $100 of neweggs combo deals

http://www.newegg.com/Special/Combo...ount=&kwd=&ListType=combo&action=search&item=

You just answered my question. Shit I didn't know you could get a NEW computer for $100, if all you need is a computer for the most basic of tasks.
 

glamdering

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lol i'm just saying in less you only like internet serf and what not yes. but if you do even something like photo shop or any thing it is also nice to have a faster computer which is still cheaper to build your own

yeah but that is using on board stuff and doesn't have a hard drive in it or roms and any other crap people may want but those are all cheap if you order non updated stuff
 

nsxrebel

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lol i'm just saying in less you only like internet serf and what not yes. but if you do even something like photo shop or any thing it is also nice to have a faster computer which is still cheaper to build your own

yeah but that is using on board stuff and doesn't have a hard drive in it or roms and any other crap people may want but those are all cheap if you order non updated stuff

I've never had any problem using Photoshop with low budget PC's with built in graphics, I even use it on my PPC Mac Mini with no problem. I understand if you're rendering video and 3D, yeah you might want to get something more powerful.
 

glamdering

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I've never had any problem using Photoshop with low budget PC's with built in graphics, I even use it on my PPC Mac Mini with no problem. I understand if you're rendering video and 3D, yeah you might want to get something more powerful.

i'm talking about using complete updated and being able to use ALL pices of the software with out slow loads...but w/e buying a computer is your choice at what type of computer you want. my point was just that you can still build them cheaper.
 

nsxrebel

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May 22, 2006
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i'm talking about using complete updated and being able to use ALL pices of the software with out slow loads...but w/e buying a computer is your choice at what type of computer you want. my point was just that you can still build them cheaper.

Oh I'm sure you can't fully use Photoshop with a budget PC, but for cropping, resizing, general stuff like that, any PC will be able to handle it. The only point I'm trying to get across, is that for a basic computer, it's probably cheaper to buy a prebuilt one, like the example I gave or even cheaper if you get one through Newegg.

There's no argument that for a gaming specific rig or for video editing and other graphic intensive uses, yes it is cheaper to build your own, as opposed to buying something like an Alienware PC or one of the higher end models from other makes.
 

glamdering

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well technically the ones through newegg aren't built they come in parts but there are also bare bones but in some cases it may be cheaper but i think most of the time you can still build one cheaper in less you get somthing off ebay :p
 

Cock Diesel

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Mar 21, 2007
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YES it is.

that computer is crap! They show low price so you think it is cheaper now. But really that thing is junk DON'T buy one of those you will hate your self!

He said "BASIC TASKS". E-mail, web browsing and the occasional photo touchup in Photoshop Elements qualify as BASIC.

Other than that, I completely agree.
 

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