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first build in long time need your input

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June 4, 2008 10:16:51 PM

this is gonna be my first build in 3 years and i have been out of touch with the computer/gaming world for a while and wish to get back in. so far this is what i have put together

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.asp...

*the soundcard is only there just incase if the onboard sound doesnt work*
your input will be appreciated
thanks
-jeremy

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June 5, 2008 12:08:45 AM

Looks pretty solid to me.....although I'm sure someone else might recommend another MoBo.

You're onboard sound should be fine. I'd hold off on the sound card.
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June 5, 2008 12:21:44 AM

1971Rhino said:
Looks pretty solid to me.....although I'm sure someone else might recommend another MoBo.

You're onboard sound should be fine. I'd hold off on the sound card.


well since theres no x38 chipset for under 200$ thats good im going with the 750i just because i dont want to have to worry about updating the bios of p35 chipset mobo
and i plan on holding off on the sound card until i know about the onboard sound
June 5, 2008 12:41:30 AM

mcgreek said:
im thinking about vista, but for now xp
what do you guys think, i wont mind dishing out the extra money for vista
and ill go 4 gb's instead, thanks for the link

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

how does that look instead as far as 4 gb goes?


Just a reminder you'll need Vista 64-bit if you want to see all 4gb.
June 5, 2008 12:46:08 AM

ya thats good ram expensive though, unless you overclock alot ddr2 800 is fine
June 5, 2008 1:04:00 AM

AFAIK there are 32 bit and 64 bit versions.

I recommend waiting on the video card. The 4850 and 4870 are both suppose to achieve better performance than the 9800 GTX, for alot less, and are due out within the month. The new nvidia card (GT280) is also suppose to deliver better performance, abliet at a higher price.

At the very least these launches will cause a drastic price "re-adjustment" of the 9800 GTX.

Just a quick edit, if your interested
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
for $129, the airflow would allow you to overclock that sweet CPU of yours, on air, pretty well.
Of course if its going to be in your bedroom/other living area the LEDs can get annoying.
June 5, 2008 1:08:35 AM

when does the gt280 come out? i thot i read sometime in the last half of june i think?
and for just school work and gaming im assuming home premium would be more fitted for me rather than vista ultimate?
June 5, 2008 2:06:24 AM

i hear mid june for gt280 as for vista, yes home premium is better suited for school work etc ultimate only has a couple extras, like fax support
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