New/First Build

Hey everyone, great information here on this site and I look forward to everyones feedback as well. So this is going to be my first/new build. I am a novice in this world and am trying to get an idea of what works with what... few questions first off...

1. Do I need a soundcard? or a floppy drive?
2. I do not need a modem, b/c i have wi-fi correct?
3. Do the parts below work well with each other

Here is my almost purchase ready list....(from newegg.com)

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail

ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-20B1LT - Retail

Rosewill TU-155 Black 0.8mm SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 400W ATX12V Version 2.2 Power Supply - Retail

SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
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  1. Get the ASUS P5Q Pro, its currently bundled with the E8400 with a instant $30 in savings
    http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/AddToCart.aspx?Submit=ADD&ItemList=Combo.138376

    CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Chan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184

    ASUS EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121272
  2. updated message look above
  3. Whats your budget?

    Onboard sound is good enough, you shouldn't need a sound card.

    I would recommend upgrading your GPU(video card) if you plan on gaming.
  4. my budget i would like to keep under 800, including monitor. what gpu would you recommend?
  5. SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770

    or on a budget:
    PNY VCG96512GXEB GeForce 9600 GT 512MB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133239


    I also recomend the COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKA1-GP
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119142

    OR

    Antec Sonata III 500
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129024

    These cases come with a quality PSU.
  6. governor410 said:
    Hey everyone, great information here on this site and I look forward to everyones feedback as well. So this is going to be my first/new build. I am a novice in this world and am trying to get an idea of what works with what... few questions first off...

    1. Do I need a soundcard? or a floppy drive?
    2. I do not need a modem, b/c i have wi-fi correct?
    3. Do the parts below work well with each other

    Here is my almost purchase ready list....(from newegg.com)

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail

    ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-20B1LT - Retail

    Rosewill TU-155 Black 0.8mm SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 400W ATX12V Version 2.2 Power Supply - Retail

    SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

    CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM


    Say no to 9500Gt..it will bottleneck ur processor in the games...like others said go for 4850 very gud but if you are not willing to spend more on the gfx then u can try the 4670 (with the GDDR3)....and for the case antec sonata is very gud....and for the harddrive u can consider the 640gb western digital...very fast...mayb jus a few bucks more...but well spent...
  7. Do people still buy floppy drives ? Apart from the enthusiasts who does gpu bios flashing. Just pick one up from an older pc.
  8. This is what I would recommend on a $800 budget, including monitor, hd, OS, and optical drive:

    CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Chan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488

    SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

    LITE-ON Black Burner with LightScribe
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106265

    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKA1-GP with Real Power Pro 550W Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119142

    Acer X193Wb Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009151

    Intel Pentium E5200 bundled with BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7
    http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/AddToCart.aspx?Submit=ADD&ItemList=Combo.133507

    You don't need a floppy drive really...

    Total: $802.91 - $50 MIR = $752.91

    With the i7 cores being released next week, I am pretty sure you can get higher quality MOBO and CPU if you wait a couple of weeks :)
  9. again thank you everyone, I will update in a little but with what i am changing thank you again
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