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    Building a PC

    I have a pretty good knowledge of PC's, but not that great when it comes to building one. I am currently building my first because my last PC burnt up. I have a case and a 500w power supply already. I pulled some prices off of newegg to get a general idea. I was hoping some of you could help me and maybe let me know if I need to get something different or additional items. I am not really a PC gamer, at the most I might play WoW, it will pretty much be us for internet, movies, and music. The list is pretty general as far as pricing and description. I haven't included monitor or OS.

    Intel Processor - $40
    Motherboard - $50
    1GB Memory - $50
    200GB SATA HD - $60
    DL DVD Burner - $40
    256MB Video Card - $90

    A few additional notes...I'm not really familiar with the different companies (MSI, Biostar, Asus). My last VGA was by MSI, and had no problems out of it until it met its end and the fan ceased. Also I am only going to go with 1GB memory, but will probably double it in the future.

    Thanks in advance.


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    Building one is really quite simple. I don't feel like explaining anything so just consult this website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge
    I have a pretty good knowledge of PC's, but not that great when it comes to building one. I am currently building my first because my last PC burnt up. I have a case and a 500w power supply already. I pulled some prices off of newegg to get a general idea. I was hoping some of you could help me and maybe let me know if I need to get something different or additional items. I am not really a PC gamer, at the most I might play WoW, it will pretty much be us for internet, movies, and music. The list is pretty general as far as pricing and description. I haven't included monitor or OS.

    Intel Processor - $40
    Motherboard - $50
    1GB Memory - $50
    200GB SATA HD - $60
    DL DVD Burner - $40
    256MB Video Card - $90

    A few additional notes...I'm not really familiar with the different companies (MSI, Biostar, Asus). My last VGA was by MSI, and had no problems out of it until it met its end and the fan ceased. Also I am only going to go with 1GB memory, but will probably double it in the future.

    Thanks in advance.
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    give me a budget and I will price you a system out, the companies you want to stick with are: asus, dfi, gigabyte, MSI, XFX, BFG, for mobos/video cards.

    If you're going to play WoW you'll want a decent computer, seeing as how it is a somewhat demanding game.

    2GB's is actually pretty cheap nowadays, memory companies to stick with are: OCZ, kingston, g skill, mushkin, super talent.

    Building is a cinch, but the thing is, you need to make sure you have enough amperage on the 12v rail of your PSU to amply power your computer, you'll want to shoot for a dual rail with each 12v having 18A or a single rail having 18-20A.

    PSU brands to stick with- OCZ, Antec, Hiper, enermax, PC Power & Cooling, rosewill.

    Hard drive brands: maxtor, western digital, hitachi, samsung.

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    I'm looking for no more than $600-$700 minus OS and monitor. And of course I have the case and PS already. I appreciate it.


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    for the GFX card, i suggest you get the nVidia 6600+. i have the 128MB version and 1 gig of ram and can play WoW easyly. i almost never have slowdowns. the card is pretty cheap now too. i got mine over a year ago and then it was $160 so i be you can get it for about $80 or so

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128015 mobo

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115015 cpu

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140 hard drive (or this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148246)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161172 RAM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102070 video card

    price comes to $578.00 with the 320gb HD and $593.00 with the 400, shipping would probably be 10-20 dollars for all that as well. enjoy a damn great computer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiritshotgun
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128015 mobo

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115015 cpu

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140 hard drive (or this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148246)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161172 RAM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102070 video card

    price comes to $578.00 with the 320gb HD and $593.00 with the 400, shipping would probably be 10-20 dollars for all that as well. enjoy a damn great computer
    i personaly like AMD CPU's and nVidia GPU's better than intells CPUs and ATI GPU's but nonetheless, thats a damn find PC you got for him! one thing i would add though, Arctic Silver 5. it is heatsink greese. it is WAY better than the stuff that comes with the processer. also 1 tube will last you a LONG time. it will GREATLY help keep your CPU cool and not overheat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch2025
    i personaly like AMD CPU's and nVidia GPU's better than intells CPUs and ATI GPU's but nonetheless, thats a damn find PC you got for him! one thing i would add though, Arctic Silver 5. it is heatsink greese. it is WAY better than the stuff that comes with the processer. also 1 tube will last you a LONG time. it will GREATLY help keep your CPU cool and not overheat
    I'm an AMD and nvidia guy too, but right now intel is in the lead and probably will be for quite a while, I go where the architecture takes me lolz. nvidia is doing decently, but ATI has the upper hand by a few smidgents. unfortunately the thing about nvidia is their 8800 series drivers pretty muchly blow :P.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiritshotgun
    If you're going to play WoW you'll want a decent computer, seeing as how it is a somewhat demanding game.
    While I do know a great deal about computers and building them, I'm sure you've already gotten more than enough good advice here. However, I feel compelled to correct Spiritshotgun's fatal system requirement miscalculation.

    World of Warcraft is not a demanding game, not by a longshot. It's designed to be played by the masses, as such, the requirements are actually rather low.
    Quote Originally Posted by WOW Minimum System Requirements
    Windows® System 2000/XP OS:

    * Intel Pentium® III 800 MHz or AMD Athlon 800 MHz
    * 512 MB or more of RAM
    * 32 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® GeForce™ 2 class card or above
    * DirectX® 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers
    * 6.0 GB available HD space
    * 4x CD-ROM drive
    * A 56k or better Internet connection

    Mac® OS X 10.3.9:

    * 933 MHz or higher G4, or G5, or Intel processor
    * 512 MB RAM or higher; DDR RAM recommended
    * ATI or NVIDIA® video hardware with 32 MB VRAM or more
    * 6.0 GB available HD space
    * 4x CD-Rom drive
    * 56k or better Internet connection
    Even if we look at the recommended specs it's still far from a demanding game.
    Quote Originally Posted by WOW Recommended System Requirements

    Windows® System 2000/XP OS:

    * Intel Pentium® IV 1.5 GHz or AMD XP 1500+ MHz
    * 1024 MB RAM
    * 64 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX 5700 class card or above
    * Broadband Internet connection
    * Two-button scroll-wheel mouse

    Mac® OS X 10.3.9 or newer:

    * 1024 MB RAM or higher; DDR RAM recommended
    * ATI or NVIDIA® video hardware with 64 MB VRAM or more
    * Broadband Internet connection
    Pretty much any half decent computer bought these days can run WoW.
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