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June 10, 2006 10:01:16 PM

this is my first build. i want the experience to be as smooth as possible, i have the idea of how to put everything together and where everything goes but just to be safe is therea good tutorial that makes everything clear possibly with pics?

i already have 2 hard drives from my previous pc,a dvd burner, a dvd drive and a floppy drive.

here are the parts i am thinking of:
processor (don't want to change)
Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield 533MHz FSB LGA 775 Dual Core
link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

memory
pqi TURBO 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory
link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

fan
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler - Retail
link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1683...

motherboard

ASUS P5LD2-VM Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

case
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WBC Black
link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

video card
Leadtek Geforce 6800 WinFast PX6800 TDH Video Card
link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

there it is , i am unsure about everything except the cpu. Any suggestions on replacements that are better than these that are around or less than their prices?

anything i am missing?

one more thing do i have to reinstall windows xp since the hard drives were in a pc with it installed?

thanks a lot.
June 10, 2006 10:47:50 PM

cool, i'll take the
SAPPHIRE 100131 Radeon X800GTO 256MB GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - OEM

any advice about the motherboard i want to overclock the cpu to about 3ghz
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June 10, 2006 11:38:11 PM

does motherboards have something build in to connect to the internet or do i need a network card.
June 11, 2006 4:27:10 AM

whats the best motherboard for this chip?

still searching for answers for other questions.
June 11, 2006 2:10:49 PM

switched the incompatable motherboard. the auto overclock function seems good. 10% is all i really want.

so how does it look now?


still searching for answers for other questions.
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