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May 20, 2013 3:44:01 PM

I am doing a new build and I know tht I need a mobo, graphics card, cpu, harddrive, psu, OS. Is that all for a pc? I read some earlier forms and some talk about a sound card? Do I have one in this mobo
or is it in my old pc?

http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Motherboard-960GM-U3S3-FX/...

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a c 82 B Homebuilt system
May 20, 2013 3:55:56 PM

You need a case, power supply, motherboard, processor, memory, some kind of graphics either a discreet GPU or onboard, a hard drive, an optical drive is still a good idea and an OS. Sound is built into all motherboards so a soundcard is not necessary unless you want higher quality sound than the motherboard offers.
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May 20, 2013 4:05:13 PM

anort3 said:
You need a case, power supply, motherboard, processor, memory, some kind of graphics either a discreet GPU or onboard, a hard drive, an optical drive is still a good idea and an OS. Sound is built into all motherboards so a soundcard is not necessary unless you want higher quality sound than the motherboard offers.


Thank you and if you can, what is an optical drive?
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May 20, 2013 4:09:05 PM

FYI, the mobo listed only has 3 audio jacks at the rear, so probably not the best (mic & 2 speaker channels (L) & (R) ). Depends on the OPs needs/budget whether it will be good enough. Also, what will the computer be used for and what kind of budget do you have?
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May 20, 2013 4:14:36 PM

animal said:
FYI, the mobo listed only has 3 audio jacks at the rear, so probably not the best (mic & 2 speaker channels (L) & (R) ). Depends on the OPs needs/budget whether it will be good enough. Also, what will the computer be used for and what kind of budget do you have?


Well I am on a budget for a mobo for about 50 -78. I just need a mobo that has up to 16 gb that can take 1600 ram and has an am3 socket for my phenom ii x4 965 black edition cpu
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May 20, 2013 4:23:08 PM

lovepurple said:
anort3 said:
You need a case, power supply, motherboard, processor, memory, some kind of graphics either a discreet GPU or onboard, a hard drive, an optical drive is still a good idea and an OS. Sound is built into all motherboards so a soundcard is not necessary unless you want higher quality sound than the motherboard offers.


Thank you and if you can, what is an optical drive?


the optical drive is the one that reads optical media like CD's and DVD's.
Similar to a DVD or CD player.
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May 20, 2013 4:32:09 PM

jnkweaver said:
lovepurple said:
anort3 said:
You need a case, power supply, motherboard, processor, memory, some kind of graphics either a discreet GPU or onboard, a hard drive, an optical drive is still a good idea and an OS. Sound is built into all motherboards so a soundcard is not necessary unless you want higher quality sound than the motherboard offers.


Thank you and if you can, what is an optical drive?


the optical drive is the one that reads optical media like CD's and DVD's.
Similar to a DVD or CD player.


Is that included in the mobo or do I need to buy one?
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May 20, 2013 5:11:23 PM

you buy one

Don't worry it is usually the chapest thing on the computer usually $15-20 US.
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May 20, 2013 5:44:23 PM

jnkweaver said:
you buy one

Don't worry it is usually the chapest thing on the computer usually $15-20 US.


I found some and they look like one that I have from an old pc. Could I take that one and put it in or is it just stuck?
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a c 82 B Homebuilt system
May 20, 2013 5:52:16 PM

If you have one you could reuse it. I always just use these. $17 and 5/5 stars out of over 4000 reviews.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You sound like you might be stuck on what parts to use. What is your main use and budget for the computer? We can help with the best build for the price.
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May 20, 2013 6:02:43 PM

anort3 said:
If you have one you could reuse it. I always just use these. $17 and 5/5 stars out of over 4000 reviews.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You sound like you might be stuck on what parts to use. What is your main use and budget for the computer? We can help with the best build for the price.


Mostly for gaming, and aound 400-450 dollars
Well, I decided to use this mobo
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Motherboard-960GM-U3S3-FX/...
A phenom ii x4 965 black edition cpu

A radeon sapphire 1 gb 7850 graphics card

8 GB of 1600 Ram from Kingston

This psu http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Watt-EPS%C2%A0-CX...

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

I don't know if I should buy a fan for the cpu because some people complain that it sucks.
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May 20, 2013 6:06:38 PM

the only problem with reusing an old optical drive is the have a certain life and it is most likely an ide interface which the newer mb do not support. You would end up buying an adapter for a piece of equipment that has limited life. Just get a new one.
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a c 82 B Homebuilt system
May 20, 2013 6:07:23 PM

Go here for parts. At least if you are in the US. It shows you where the best prices are. Usually not Amazon.

http://pcpartpicker.com/
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May 20, 2013 6:10:10 PM

anort3 said:
Go here for parts. At least if you are in the US. It shows you where the best prices are. Usually not Amazon.

http://pcpartpicker.com/


This is awesome, Thank you kind sir
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a c 82 B Homebuilt system
May 20, 2013 6:25:06 PM

Sure thing. Glad we could help! :) 
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