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First Build Need Help and Advise

Last response: in Systems
December 6, 2008 6:01:30 PM

Here is what i have so far....

Motherboard - DFI LanParty DK P-35-T2RS

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz

Memory - Kingston Hyper-X 800MHz 2x 2GB

This is what i need help getting.... Suggest parts

Video Card


DVD Burner

Wireless Adapter



????? Anything i am missing

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December 6, 2008 10:55:22 PM

what are you looking to do with the computer? And what is your budget?
December 7, 2008 3:11:01 AM

Play Battlefield 2 and Internet mostly. 500 Min for rest of the stuff
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December 7, 2008 8:42:56 AM

THG has a regular series of "System Builder Marathon" articles at various price points. The site also runs regular articles about "Best Video Cards at different price points. Look at those.

My general recommendations:

Video card - ATI 4850
HD - 640 GB Western Digital
DVD burner - Samsung S-203 or whatever "S" model they are selling now.
CPU fan
No OC - stock HSF is OK
Moderate OC - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Full OC - Xigmatek HDT S-1283. If you get one of these, get the mounting plate.

Case? Very much an individual decision.

I didn't specify brand of video card. Sales, specials, and rebates may affect your decision.