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My very first computer built from scratchCase: Antec Solo

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August 4, 2007 5:04:55 AM

Hello, I am wanting to build my first computer. Here is what I have gathered and put together. I will probably get a sound card too but i dont know which one so if you have a sound card suggestion that would be great as well!!

Case: Antec Solo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129018&Tpk=Antec%2bSolo

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-8I865GME-775-RH-AS LGA 775 Intel 865G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128051

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115003

Hard Drive: Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136011

Video Card: EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130071

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146565

Disk Drive: LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106078

PSU: APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 ATX 500W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CSA, TUV, CE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148027

Thanks in advance for all your help!!
August 4, 2007 5:37:43 AM

bad choice on motherboard. it won't work work for your video card at all. It has one AGP and your video card is pci-e. And did you have a specific reason for a micro atx form factor? Not only that but it is rather slow by the current standards especially compared to the rest of your selection. Would suggest something like this:

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

or at least something with pci-e expansion slots. hope this helps.
August 4, 2007 9:49:58 PM

Agree with Nerd you should not get a micro atx board with onboard video unless you're putting together a HTPC in which case you certainly could go with a much less expensive video card.
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August 4, 2007 10:13:52 PM

Get the board mentioned above and also the E5550, its the same speed as the 6600, but cheaper.

If your looking for a sound card, it depends on how much you want to spend. You can get the XtremeGamer for around 90.

If you have questions msg me at AIM/Yahoo Maximus9102 :) 
August 6, 2007 3:27:21 AM

Solariscs said:
Get the board mentioned above and also the E5550, its the same speed as the 6600, but cheaper.

If your looking for a sound card, it depends on how much you want to spend. You can get the XtremeGamer for around 90.

If you have questions msg me at AIM/Yahoo Maximus9102 :) 

Did you mean to say E6550? What is the AMD equivelant of that?
August 6, 2007 4:22:54 AM

Yeah E6550 lol, sorry.

AMD equivelant is probably the X2 4800+
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