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Planning to build custom pc, need advices (first time builder)

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September 11, 2008 6:08:18 AM

Hey guys
i have been reading around here and finally decided to build my own custom gaming pc. I got a lot of questions but here is the list of components that i picked out but i have yet to pick a motherboard. Feel free to share your opinions =)


Note* i picked these parts out from looking at other threads so... if these parts don't match, please let me know.

Also I realize some of the part are OEM, ex:hard drive, can you guys tell me what i need to buy such as screw, etc.

Thanks =)
September 11, 2008 8:06:46 AM

On you DVD burner get SATA not the IDE one.
You ordered a case that has an attached (low nasty quality) power supply and then added a Corsair 550w power supply (good move) to your list, you can get a better case at a lower price. Coolermaster 690 with free shipping
or Thermaltake
or look around for a good deal on an Antec 900 (neweggs prices suck on those right now) Use the money you saved on the case to get a 4850
for motherboard get an Asus P5Qpro $140 good motherboard and can use eventual crossfire

September 11, 2008 8:50:05 AM

heyy thanks for the reply. I decided to go with what you said, switch the dvd and the case to thermaltake. Im not sure if i want to go with ATi and i think i'll go with 8800gt. Any idea on mobo for the 8800gt?
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September 11, 2008 10:48:42 AM

go with ati 4850, motherboards depend if you want to go sli or crossfire. or you just want to have single graphic card then it doesn't matter
September 11, 2008 11:28:07 AM

Yep get the 4850. If price is a problem cut back in the MB department to a less expensive P45 board.