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building a new system after 7 years, need help.

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July 29, 2007 8:11:46 AM

Hey all, I am new to the forums here. Looks like a great place that I will be looking forward to participating in.
I am looking to build a new computer. The one I am using now is about 6, maybe 7 years old. I am running PhotoshopCS2 with only 512SDRAM and a PIII 800MHz, hehehe. I was wondering if I post a link to my wish list at newegg, can someone look it over and see if I have any conflicts? Like I said, it has been a while and some of the new jargon I cannot decipher and it's the first time I am seeing it. Thanks all. (I will post the link once I have your permission, I don't want to just barge in and say hey, look at my crap, although I guess that is essentially what I AM doing, haha)

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July 29, 2007 4:27:42 PM

Um...permission granted?

You're overly polite. :p 
July 29, 2007 4:48:05 PM

For sure, no need to ask permission to post your list... since that's basically what the purpose of this forum is (New System Builds).

You mentioned doing photoshop, will you also want to play some games? Letting us know what you'll be doing with your computer will help us better advise you on parts.

Also include your budget, the MOST you can spend and what you'd LIKE to spend and all that.

Welcome to the forums by the way.
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July 29, 2007 8:29:20 PM

sweet, thanks for the warm welcome. Well, basically I am going to be doing some higher end gaming, a good bit of photo editing with lots of high res. stuff. As far as software goes, I have all the software so I didn't include that on the purchase list, also I am sticking with XP Pro as my OS until Vista matures a bit. My budget is at most 1500 and that's only because that is what the total is so far. That's a bit more than I wanted to spend Ideally, I would like to come in under a grand. I am trying to keep it mid range for now and possible upgrade later. It's just my computer now is having a hard time communicating with my digi. cam. and my iPod, etc. *SEE BELOW FOR CORRECT LINK*
July 29, 2007 10:28:00 PM

I can't see that wish list. Is it publically viewable?
July 29, 2007 10:37:41 PM

OK, I shared my list with myself via email, let's see if that works haha
*SEE BELOW FOR CORRECT LINK* <-------that didn't work either! hahaha OK, I just saw the tab for 'public wish list', and I did click on share, but it's not showing. be back in a few mintues.
July 29, 2007 10:43:49 PM

:)  still doesn't work lol.

I sent a PM anyubis.
July 29, 2007 10:46:10 PM

Still not quite there yet. ;)  I'd email the wish list to yourself, and then post that link.

EDIT: damn, 3 minutes late, sorry :(  Is there a way to delete posts?
July 29, 2007 11:09:03 PM

Here's the stuff I approve:

CHIMEI CMV 939D Black-Silver 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor D-Sub x2+DVI 300 cd/m2 850:1 Built in Speakers - Retail EI%2bCMV%2b939D%2bBlack-Silver%2b19%2522%2b5ms

(don't know much about screens, seems decent)

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Saitek PZ30AU Black 104 Normal Keys 4 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail

Logitech LX7 931395-0403 Blue 5 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB + PS/2 RF Wireless Optical Mouse - Retail

SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner With LightScribe Technology - OEM

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

so far it's about $670, here's what I'd add:

CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail air%2b520

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail 0

EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail ic%2bCooler%2bFreezer%2b7

That's $1461 before rebates I think, best I can do with your budget.

One thing you have to understand is if you want to do any gaming at all, Graphics card > CPU > Ram in that order, Graphics card is just so much more important than the CPU (This does NOT mean you should cripple the CPU). You were not going to get much gaming done on that 7600GT.

July 29, 2007 11:10:20 PM

Edited : never mind, the link wasn't working when I replied. Go with Emp's list, can't improve on it for that budget.
July 29, 2007 11:26:16 PM

well, I still can't get the link working, but I guess it does if were able to get the info. Thanks for the reply, that makes sense with the video card. Funny, that was actually my first choice for my mother board, and my first choice for power supply as well...AND my first choice for the CPU cooler. Get outta my head! hahaha
So, is the RAM cooler and Video card fan not necessary?
July 29, 2007 11:38:12 PM

All of the items I excluded were completely unnecessary, however being out of the hardware loop for so long justifies that you didn't know that. Ram doesn't even get that hot to even need a heatsink, let alone a cooler (They just put heatsink because it looks cool) and the GTS has a monster stock cooler (Can OC pretty well with it, I have one of these cards), you can only beat it with water cooling (only necessary if you're going for intense overclocking).

I was able to force the link by pasting together, took a bit of effort, but I got it working :p 
July 29, 2007 11:59:31 PM

ok, cool. I thought maybe with all those fans my tower might hover under the desk like a mini helicopter, haha. Can you post the link for me?
July 30, 2007 12:26:59 AM

Thanks Emp. I butchered the heck out of this post with all my bogus links. hahaha
July 30, 2007 12:57:37 AM

u mean higher powered fans to replace the stock ones or just an extra one to mount on the side?
July 30, 2007 1:02:04 AM

I mean that if there are empty slots and the package doesn't bring enough fans to place there, then you'll need more... I haven't seen what those cases come bundled with, I just know how good the case itself is.
July 30, 2007 1:42:24 AM

cool, I should be covered. It comes with bundled with 2 front 120mm fans, 1 rear 120mm fan, and a top 200mm fan. It has a mount on the side panel for another 120mm fan which I will probably buy.
July 30, 2007 1:45:40 AM

nice, well good luck on your build.
July 30, 2007 4:38:34 AM

cool, thanks guys. I appreciate all the input.
July 30, 2007 9:36:45 AM

Posting to thoroughly endorse Emp's proposed build. Good luck with it. :)