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April 25, 2008 2:56:29 AM

Hello guys first post here but lets get down to business this will be my first PC and my first self built PC so Im really really excited but also inexperienced.
First off im buying all my stuff from Newegg gotta love the deals!!!! so here are the specs

COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail

GECUBE GC-XHD3850PG3-E3R Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply - Retail

Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Allendale 2.2GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E4500 - Retail

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail


Ok so thats it total price is around 623 bucks i dont want to spend that much on my first build

Please tell me what you think
Is there anything Im forgetting?
Is everything compatible?

This is a stupid question but do i need some sort of card to get wireless internet?
What version of vista should i get and where is the cheapest?

Thanks for any feedback guys i hope to hear from you
you can also IM me at duffman2098
April 25, 2008 12:41:51 PM

Chrismic3 said:
Ok so thats it total price is around 623 bucks i dont want to spend that much on my first build
Is there anything Im forgetting? Is everything compatible?

This is a stupid question but do i need some sort of card to get wireless internet?
What version of vista should i get and where is the cheapest?
Are you looking to spend less money? You could replace a few items and not loose (too much) performance.
OCZ 600w PSU $70 - Thermaltake TR2 430w PSU $25 after rebate
CM RC-330 case $44 - you can find less expensive cases ~$30 (but I happen to like the RC-330)
C2D E4500 2.2Ghz $120 - Replace with the C2D E2180 2.0Ghz $70
That will save you about $110 which is just about the cost of Vista Home Premium 32 bit with SP1 included

You already have a keyboard/mouse/monitor? Then you're good to go. And everything (including suggestions) is compatible.

April 25, 2008 12:47:47 PM

Chrismic3 said:
This is a stupid question but do i need some sort of card to get wireless internet?
Do you mean over-the-air internet service from a WISP (Wireless Internet Service provider)? They are expensive and have very low month data limits.
Verizon WISP charges $60 a month for a 5GB plan with each extra MB costing 49 cents. I can easily go through 5GB of data on a weekend afternoon just catching up on news and sports stories. Cable and DSL internet services is much better option. Verizon DSL has package of 3GB up / 768MB down for $30 a month - NO data limits.

If you meant a wireless connection to your PC from your DSL or Cable wireless router/modem. All you need is a wireless adapter. You can get Extermal USB or Internal PCI card versions. USB Wireless Adapter PCI card wireless adapter




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