Buying/Making first computer

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  1. eric_chaos

    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    I just want to make sure I'm buying everything I'll need.

    Case: ATX Clear Side Mid-Tower Case
    Cpu: AMD Athlon X2 5000+ 2.60GHz
    Ram: 2GB Kingston DDR2-667 Memory
    Psu: 450 Watt Power Supply
    mobo: Asus M2N-MX SE Plus GeForce 6100 Socket AM2
    hdd: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB Hard Drive
    cpu fan: Thermaltake CPU Cooler
    thermal grease: Masscool - Thermal Gel Resealable Tube
    video card: EVGA GeForce 9500 GT
    optical drive: HP dvd1035i DVD Writer

    Total: $405

    Am I missing anything besides keyboard mouse, and a monitor?

    Also, is this a good setup for the price?
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    what kinds of things are you using the computer for?
    you might want to get a better cpu, maybe core 2 duo
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    As touchhacker said, what are you using the PC for?

    There would be much different suggestions depending if you were using it for gaming, or using it or daily uses internet browsing, music, videos).
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    I do minimal gaming. I have my 360 and ps3 for that. I dont expect it to run crysis, or anything like that.
    The only games I play are Roller Coaster Tycoon, Audiosurf, Half life, and sometimes counterstrike.
    I usually just browse the web, listen to iTunes, and occasional work in Photoshop.
    I want it to have quick boot times, and open applications quickly.

    And Im buying the case, mobo, ram, and cpu as a barebone system. So It'd be easier to leave those alone, unless its nessessary. If i have money left over, I'll probably add another gb or 2 of ram.
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    That (to me) sounds sufficient for minimal gaming.

    What operating system do you want to load onto it?
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    use core 2 duo or quad core for multitasking and opening applications quickly, although your current setup would do nicely. Maybe use a smaller hdd to save money? 750GB? 500GB?
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    Im gonna be using vista home premium.

    And I think 1TB is good for me. I have a lot of documents, music, and just random sh*t. I need all the space I can get.
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    that sounds like the computer i wanted to build at least 3 years ago
    for the games you mentioned though it should be fine
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    64-bit or 32-bit?
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    64 bit.

    And I know itll handle those games fine. I play them on my 3 year old compaq with a 2.00ghz AMD sempron and geforce 5500fx with the highest specs without any trouble.

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