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Q: Building my first desktop

I am looking to finally build my first desktop and it will be for straight up gaming streaming videos and etc Everything that you need to know is down below Also I know very little about computer hardware so if you use hardware language with me then I will just be like quot quot Just post the rigs here or send them via PM If you have any questions or comments feel free to post them Here are some specifics I can give you Budget - can go over a bit Case Nothing flashy want more power than looks Monitor Have it OS Have it Power Supply W - W Processor i or equivalent because I have no idea what the AMD equivalent is RAM gb - no less more Purpose Hard-Core gaming basically the only thing I will use it for Misc I need a wireless adapter as well Recommendations Please put the price and item of anything you recommend I also get I hope that my Building desktop first can get you started If you want to wait until Black Friday for any Building my first desktop savings you can Just Building my first desktop want it before Christmas Thanks Spiritjoo nbsp

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A: Building my first desktop


im going to assume you want to use newegg or tigerdirect, so i'll list some nice parts:


Power Supply:



Hard Disk Drive:

Wireless adapter:

i hope i didnt miss anything. the total of all that is $663

i put in a HDD too, but if you didnt need it the total cost would be $543
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A:Building a Desktop Computer (Gaming Desktop)

No reason to avoid integrated graphics. You don't have to use it.

Take a look at barebones kits at places like You may find something to your liking and they give you a big head-start, include the processor usually, and are much cheaper than individual parts.
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A:Building new desktop, need some help

Yes that configuration is more than capable of playing those games at Medium-High detail levels and at that resolution.
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A:Help with building a desktop PC

By normal office use do you mean very heavy multitasking? Because with 8GB or RAM and the Quad you will have some serious power at hand. Everything there should be compatible, only suggestion is a more capable Graphics solution maybe a HD 4670 or even the HD 4830 with the later you would have good office PC with gaming potential.
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A:Building a desktop

the I7 2600 will be ample power for what you are doing (only would need the much power if you were gaming with those screens) everything you have shown will work perfect for what you are doing, just make sure to select a case with ample cooling for the cards, and a rather large power supply for the 3 FirePro's (atleast a 1200W)
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So here it is.

First and foremost, money isn't something I'm worried about.

Second is that I'm only shopping through

So here's what i have.

A large case Antec Sonata 2 tower case.
A 850 watt power supply.

Here is what I need.

A motherboard
One or two new graphic cards
A quad core processor
Four sticks of Ram
Two high speed disk drives
At least one hard drive with anywhere between 500 gigs and a terabyte.
A new monitor. Preferably 21" HD
A new keyboard and trackball mouse.
Windows 7 (which edition is the best for purely gaming purposes?)
This is purely a gaming machine. I'm not too good at identiying which parts are compatible with what.
So please give me builds. Individual parts are welcome, but I'd appreciate suggesting builds with a list of parts.

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also thinking of gtx 660, gtx 560 ti, gtx 570, gtx 760, radeon hd 7870..

A:Building a Desktop, which one?

How much is the 480? It's 3 generations back Nvidia style, but still good for gaming, but a 250W card.
[Won't want to skimp on a power supply, at all, see for supreme info on them]

Compares well to a Radeon HD 7870.

GeForce GTX 480 vs Radeon HD 7870 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

Texel rate is AMD's thing, Pixel rate is Nvidia's. Should you care that much, probably not.

1920 by 1080 isn't pushing my Radeon HD 7950 around, and I am doing that res on 3 monitors at once if I want.

Really just comes down to budget, so what's the $#?
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A:Considering building a new desktop PC for my kids

Not counting the cost of a monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers or OS, I can build a Windows 7 Intel based PC for under $300
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A:Building desktop Computer

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Processer: Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 1 MB 2.6 ghz
Ram: Corsair DDR2 RAM XMS2 2 x 2 GB

Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda /ATA) 7200.9 500 GB

Is it gonna work for a good media center and maybe a gaming computer?

Thanks on Advance
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A:Building a Custom desktop PC.

This computer (as is, plus HDD) will NOT function AT ALL.

First off, your mobo uses DDR sticks, and you are getting DDR2! Not gonna work (believe me, I have tried).

Second, the mobo itself is fine, but it uses DDR, which is a bit outdated. I would recommend a mobo with DDR2 minimum, DDR3 if you want to be up-to-date.

The processor is a little crappy. With a 1mb L2 cahce, you will not be very speedy. The 2.6 ghz is fine though. If you want a tough gaming rig, go with a quadcore though.

Your RAM (if it fit the mobo) is fine. Though you may want some higher than 800 mhz. That is a little on the slow side. 1066 would better fit. More RAM never hurts either.

I am assuming that HDD is SATA, not EIDE (not clear as it says ATA). 500 gigs may show to be a little small at a certain point, but you will be fine for now.

For everyday use, this computer will run just fine (with the right RAM). You may have issues opening and closing multiple windows, and computing large things, but will run fine. Not a high end gaming rig, so stick with games with lower requirements (not crysis. lol)

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A:Will All This Parts Fit ? (Building a Desktop)

r3faat said:

1. Will all this Work together ?Click to expand...

Your selections might work together...

The part in question is the video card.
You say that it is a Radeon 9250 that is very old, so it is likely an AGP model.
Your motherboard (and all modern motherboards) use the new PCI-Express graphics interface. If your Radeon 9250 is an AGP card, then I think you would be better off getting a new video card along with your new desktop.

The other parts you selected can all work together, but... (a few suggestions):

1. The motherboard you have chosen is a Micro-ATX form-factor. This means it is smaller than usual. The case you chose supports an ATX form-factor motherboard, so I think you should get a full-sized ATX motherboard. This way, you have more PCI slots for expansion.

2. Picking Power supplies is tricky. There are only few brands that are reputable for making good power supplies. That "Golden Deluxe" power supply you chose is a no-name product, meaning it's not a well-known brand and is likely to fail. Good power supply brands include Antec, Enermax, Seasonic, OCZ, Thermaltake, Cooler Master, FSP.

Now, to answer your questions:

r3faat said:

?(Not sure if 24pin or 20 Pin for my Mother board)(Assumed 24)
??(There are two Types, microATX and ATX power supply, will ATX work on my mother board ?)Click to expand...

Pick one that has a 24-pin motherboard connector, because most modern motherboards all use 24-pin connectors (but, if you're wondering, 20-pin connectors will still work on 24-pin boards). You need an ATX power supply because your case is an ATX form factor.

r3faat said:

?((Not Sure) +18 Pin / 150 / 24 Pin cable to get, for proper use of this harddrive and my mother board.)Click to expand...

You don't need to buy an additional cable for your hard drive. Modern hard drives (including the one you have chosen) use a SATA interface. The SATA cable is included with your motherboard. No need to purchase an additional SATA cable.

r3faat said:

2. Are these all i need to Build a Desktop ? (I can put the parts in right place)Click to expand...

That's it. You have all you need (mostly). Just pick a new video card to work with modern motherboards.

And yes, this did take more than 10 minutes.

Good luck with your build.
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A:Building a gaming desktop

Graphics Card - What games were going to play?

The X-Predator case is pretty nice, but it's big. I have a Genesis 9000, so my advice to you is make sure you have a place for it.

MotherBoard - ASUS is a always a good brand
CPU - Good - I have 2x running in different gaming PC's, (if you live near a MicroCenter, they are ~$250)
PSU - Awesome, I purchased one at the end of 2011 for my brothers PC, still runs like new
RAM - Good - if you install Win 7 Home then 2x 4GB, if its Win 7 Pro or Ultimate, get the 2x 8GB kit
Hard Drive - Get an SSD, but look for 250GB or bigger for games, they fill up quick.

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The mobo LED are on, fan is running but getting no signal to monitor. I've tested the video card in another pc and confirmed working. The only time the mobo beeps is when There's only one ram installed.

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Cpu : P4 SL6GQ northwood
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Shouldn't there be beep codes if it's a failed cpu?

A:Building desktop: no beeps, no video

The CPU was salvage from a Dell mobo that no longer show videClick to expand...
Hmmmm, same symptoms on two different motherboards.....Try another processor.
No, you don't always get beeps on processor problems.
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A:I would like some advice about building a gaming desktop

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A:Building my first desktop (for StarCraft II) -- $600 CA budget

Ive made a few changes.. I'll bold and underline them.

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 BX80623I32100 Processor - Dual Core, 3MB L3 Smart Cache, 3.10 GHz, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Retail

Motherboard: ASUS P8H61-M LE CSM REV3 Intel 6 Series Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel H61 Express, DDR3 1333MHz, SATA 3.0 Gb/s, 8-Channel Audio, Gigabit LAN

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A:Building a new desktop machine, advice welcome

You'll love that case. I built a gaming rig for my brother-in-law using that case and it has plenty of fans. With a cpu cooler (which you list), it should do quite well in the cooling aspect. Keep in mind that periodic removing of dust is essential because the HAF (High Air Flow) cases move a lot of air.

How much rendering will you be doing?
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A:Building a new desktop, need to find a motherboard?

Read a review of the MSI recently- the general jist was its a good board, biggest criticism beibg it had a printer port, which could be pretty useless. Apart from that, seems like a good choice. SLI is present, so theres always that path if you want it

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A:Buying Parts For Building a Gaming Desktop

Don't get Velociraptor. Get a 1TB WD Black instead.
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A:Networking from building to building

good work (so far).

recommend you use a LAPTOP to verify the remote connectivity.

First, config the laptop so as to connect to your secondary router (ie: wireless router next to an exterior wall).
To avoid routing complexity; wire your connections like this

notice that the secondary.router connects to the primary using a LAN slot, not the typical WAN connection.
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The primary router will then control all IP addresses for the devices.

[a]Either or both routers may use wifi too
TRICK: use different channels, same WPA phrase, and make both SSIDs similar, but unique (ie: parishA vs parishB)

Now reconnect the routers and verify the laptop can connect to the secondary.router when it is in the same room. Now step across the yard (but still outside) and verify you're still connected.
Walk inside and try to get connected again.

They want wireless in the house. Also since it is a different building , but has the same phone number would it be possible to have two seperate dsl modems?Click to expand...


To get WiFi within the house you need another device (an Access Point or a router that supports BRIDGE mode)... like this


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Use [a] above to segregate the A/P too
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Originally Posted by Jaffa1978

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A:Building a PC

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Basic system...

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Upgrade from there.
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A:Considering Building A New PC....

Ok Save your RAM, and get this:

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A:Help building a PC

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CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
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A:building pc

the two i use are and pricewatch

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A:building a new pc

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<i>"the only thing I wasn't sure about was the cpu and ram voltage adjusters. I set both to 0. the RAM was defaulted to .1 which would make it 2.6 volts."</i>

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A:building a pc for $860

I would get a better power supply brand. Here are some better options in the same price range.

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Newegg has a combo deal on a Abit AW8 and a intel pent D 930

x1800xt vs 7800gt, depends on your preference.

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A:Building new PC - Help me out please! :)

rfzbaker said:

I play Counter-Strike: Source.
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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

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BFG Tech BFGR88320GTSOCE GeForce 8800GTS 320MB

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Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2

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I know a need a power supply.

I have never built a computer before, take that in mind in terms of supplies. Cords / Wires?

Total: $1,256.92Click to expand...

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Get the best PSU you can your asus Mobo book a few times before you start.
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Hi bray:way...... looks pretty good.

can you not find this CPU where you are..??, this would be better, if you can get it around the same price or cheaper...

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CPU - Supports AMD Socket 754 Athlon 64/Sempron Processors With 1.6GHz system bus using Hyper Transport&#8482; technology Supports AMD CPU Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
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Yes, everything is compatible.
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check to make everything's connected and that the motherboard is properly spaced from the tray (if it's contacting, it'll simply not turn on rather than fry itself)
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Your existing RAM will work in that board.
No you can't mix the 2 ram types.
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Dont Worry About the Monitor or the case (Feel Free to post them if you want ) i`ll sort that stuff out
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A:Building a PC

lols ... nah, just kidding.
what are you using the pc for and what do you want it to be able to do?
is ~$350-400 the max budget?
will you be building yourself?
are you set on intel or are you open to AMD as well?
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The X3210 is identical to the Q6600 except for the fact that it has an 8x multiplier compared to the Q6600's 9x. A simple OC will allow you to reach the same clock speed as the Q6600. But if it's B3 stepping, stay away from it and get a Q6600 with G0 stepping instead or get a X3210 with G0, whichever is cheaper for you. But the Xeon will need you to update the motherboard's BIOS to the latest version and is not guaranteed to work, so be warned.
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Processors Supported Intel Celeron up to 2.80GHz
Intel Pentium 4 up to 3.40GHz

Cut and paste from spec sheet.

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