Need help building computer

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  1. cheesesauce

    cheesesauce RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE

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    So far i have this case =

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-129-120&depa=1

    and want to go from there with a system that is somewhat powerful in the 600-800 dollar range. I cant decide between AMD or Intel as i hear an equal amount of cons and pros of both. This will mainly be a gaming and media computer. Any help? Thanks. Share the knowledge, this is my first attempt at building a computer.
     
  2. Burns45678

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    game=amd 939 a 3000+ will suit you fine for that budget
    get a 9600xt or 9700pro
    as for mother boards i perfer msi or asus make sure your cpu socket matches the board
    new egg has good deals on serial ata drives(i found a 80 gig hitachi for 60)
    soundcards are not very necissary if your on a budget just a luxery thats something i kept in mind when building mine
    make sure you get a good power supply such as antec brand and make it atleast 350 watts
    you can save some cash by buying a nice case combind with a nice powersupply
    i bought a nice 100 dollar antec case and got a nice power supply with it 430 watts
    and remember dont settle for a cheap brand to lower the price becasue cheap shit is a huge cause of computer problems a year or 2 down the road
    hope i helped you out some
     
  3. P07r0457

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    do not buy hitachi hard drives. Stick with Seagate, Maxtor, or Western Digital. Seagate is my drive of choice, currently.

    Antec power supplies are *NOT* a "good" brand.

    "nice" case and "nice" powersupply are rarely bundled togehter.

    Otherwords, just don't listen too much to burns...

    The case you choose isn't horrible, but it's extremely out-dated, and not really worth the price, imho. If you must stick with antec (why?) then get the Sonata. If you want something much better, look at something like a Lian Li 6070 or a Silverstone TJ02 or TJ04.

    I would go with an AMD 3200+ and the MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum. No soundcard for now, and for the video card, it depends on if you game or not. For gaming, grab a GeForce 6600GT. If you don't game, then just get a cheap nVidia card, such as the MX-4000. If you don't game, an Intel D865GLCL and Intel 320 processor will keep you very under-budget, and be a great start to a good system. With the GLCL, no video card is needed (assuming you don't play games). As for optical storage, I'd go with an NEC DVD+/-RW if you want to burn dvds, or Lite-On drives for anything else. Make sure to include $100-150 in your budget for Windows XP Home/Pro.
     
  4. FreeSpace

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    Certain Aspire cases and all MGE cases come with great ones.

    I <3 my MGE Viper's 500w.
     
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