Computer Build and Ethernet Card Question

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  1. twotoedsleuth said:


    With onboard lan these days, you don't need an ethernet card. And you have the wrong motherboard for that video card. You chose an ATI card for a Nvidea board.

    What's your budget and what is your priority...gaming, surfing net, etc... let us know and list a build for you within your budget.
  2. Why_Me said:
    With onboard lan these days, you don't need an ethernet card. And you have the wrong motherboard for that video card. You chose an ATI card for a Nvidea board.

    What's your budget and what is your priority...gaming, surfing net, etc... let us know and list a build for you within your budget.


    Actually, on this forum, I read an old post about someone asking if an ATI card would work with an nVidia motherboard and everyone responded saying that it would in fact work. There are also some threads on other websites with similar problems ("Will this ATI card work with this nVidia board") and everyone has said that they are compatible.

    I'm most likely going to use this for gaming and multimedia creation (photoshop, 3D programs).
  3. It's not that it won't work, but the board you chose supports SLI for multi video cards, but ATI cards uses Crossfire so you are paying more for a feature you won't be able to use.

    Most of what you built would work, but there is a lot of wasted money here and there and the Power Supply might not work.

    As Why_Me said, we need a budget, know more about your expectations and what you want to do.
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    Also, I have very little experience with Ethernet Cards and could anyone tell me what the purpose of it is/do I need it? Also, what ethernet card would I need to buy if it is necessary?


    On the motherboard your buying you have a Ethernet connection so you don't need a card.If you are looking for and efficient power supply then something like this is what you want http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153053, and for that motherboard I would get this for a graphics card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130443
  5. 700 to 800 dollars would be preferred, and I wouldn't like to spend over 1000.

    I had originally planned to use one (or two) nVidia GeForce GTX 260s with this motherboard, but one of my friends who builds computers told me that two 260s would be worse than that ATI card that he suggested.

    Also, I just guessed with 1000 Watts, and I was actually trying to overshoot. I think that 1000 will be fine since a lot of AlienWare PCs use 1200 Watt.
  6. baddad said:
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    Also, I have very little experience with Ethernet Cards and could anyone tell me what the purpose of it is/do I need it? Also, what ethernet card would I need to buy if it is necessary?


    On the motherboard your buying you have a Ethernet connection so you don't need a card.If you are looking for and efficient power supply then something like this is what you want http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153053, and for that motherboard I would get this for a graphics card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130443



    Does a power supply really need to be more expensive than the graphics card? I thought the power supply would be one the cheapest parts...

    Thanks for answering the ethernet connection question.
  7. What games do you play and what is you monitor's resolution and/or model?

    The only reason why the PSU cost so much is because it's a 1000W PSU. Depending on how high-end you need your system to be, you can probably be just file with a much cheaper 650-750W PSU.
  8. Ok here ya go. Punch that cpu to 3.5GHz @ 1333 fsb (10.5 x 333) and your good to go. :)

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    Here's a decent monitor worth taking a look at. It has good response times and it's on the cheap right now.

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