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Refresher course help with building a new PC

Q: Refresher course help with building a new PC

okay, it's been 7 years since I last built a desktop pc. I need to build a new one. I like gigabyte mobo's. The desktop I need to build will be a backup system for 4 household residents and 3 of us will be using it for a main pc.
It must hold at least6- 8 sata TB hd's.
Would also like it to be hdtv compatible, have bays for blueray/dvd and a dvd recorder and also a 7 in one or whatever in 1 card slot.
Easy access to external usb's, mike. speaker and headphone jacks.
Video card is not that important since none of us are serious gamers.
lots of fans and memory
It must also support a 64 bit OS.
So as you can see a recommendation for a gigabyte mobo, case, video card, memory etc.
I am open to any ideas.
I just need a refresher on parts and compatiblity.

Thanks so much!

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A:Ding a fresh install of Win 7 need a refresher

Windows 7 is good til 2020.

We will all have a party when they stop updates for windows 7, you don`t even need half of them.

Why can`t you fit your specs in the required area, no one else has any trouble doing it.

You`re putting too much in each items description, just put what you have, that`s it.

Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.4 GHz
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You don`t need all that other hoo haa you`re adding to each components description, but put what fits.

And a EVGA GT 730 ??? Seriously, the 4790K has better graphics.
I guess you never clean installed 10 ?
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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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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


dsl.modem==primary.router ---cat5---secondary.router - - - wifi 2 house--Access.Point - - wifi within the building
Use [a] above to segregate the A/P too
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Hello, so here are my observations on your choices:
The mobo is a full size ATX, so I recommend you go with a full size gaming case and not with a mid size case.
The memory modules you picked are not available; you should go with the ones other peoples purchased along with the same mobo (listed at the bottom of the mobo page) or consult the list of tested modules, available from MSI for that mobo. The CPU, Video and PSU are OK.
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A:Building a new rig

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A:Building a new PC

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A:Building a new PC

Everything seems fine.

I would double check you motherboard supports 1066 (I have the same one and I think it does) but besides that it seems excellent.

You did not include a case so I thought i would recommend the Coolmaster Centurion 5


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A:Building a new PC

It looks like everything is great. You didn't include your HD choice. The only thing I would check on is the compatibility of your SLI video card with your motherboard. I don't know much about SLI but after reading the Nvidia website it looks like you might not be able to use the SLI features with out a mother board that supports it. Again I want you to know that I don't know much about SLI but this is what I have read. Do some more research and let us know!!! Good luck.
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A:building my first

Not totally sure if you are taking the hard drive out of the old system and just putting it in the new and hoping XP on the drive will work in the new system (answer to that is probably not) or if you are planning to reformat the drive and reinstall windows (in this case no problem)

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A:Building a new PC

Upgrade from there.
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A:Building a PC

maybe use an arctic freezer 13 or an arctic freezer 7 pro rev.2
you dont need a sound card or
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A:PC building

I'm sure there's a recent book or two out there on it, but Google has a lot of free information too.
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A:Building my first pc

I would just like to say that going one piece at a time is a very bad idea. Anyone who has built multiple PC's would say the same. If one part is bad, you may not know until it is too late to return it and you could be out a couple hundred dollars, or euros, or pounds... but that aside, you will want to have everything at once because you will need to be able to test all the parts at one time, as long as you buy the CPU, RAM, motherboard, and power supply together (and possibly a video card), you will be able to test those important parts. It is things like the case and other peripherals such as hard drives and optical drives that could be bough separately as long as you can test them or they have a good warranty.
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A:Building My First PC

Is there a reason why you're not considering the ATX spec in the P45 chipset?
Many, many people are very happy with this board;

You would also have to change the case. ATX is nice, you can plug more s*** into it. (should the inspiration strike).

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Is that X1950 Pro in PCI-Express or AGP form?

This will be the deciding factor on the upgrade path. If it's AGP, it will severely limit your upgrade path.
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Looks Great

That setup looks really balanced and will give you great performance. Although I dont think the p975 chipset supports SLI. If in the future you want to nab another GTS for SLI you will have to replace your mobo. If this is a concideration, grab a board with a 650i or 680i nfore chipset.

Otherwise you are good to go with a really nice setup.

Also, again, if your not worried about SLI this board is worth a look also as it has intel's newest chipset and looks like an awesome board.
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Thank you... another useful file for the technician's library.
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A:Need help building a PC

It will include all the cables you will need. I would say get at least a 500 W PSU..Antec is a very good brand.

You will be fine with 2 gigs of ram..A better upgrade would be the 8800GTS to a 8800gtx.

Also Intel E6600 is a good processor.
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A:Building a PC

Take a look at the combo offers at,,,,, and others.
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A:Building a new PC

Im not to sure abou all of your q's but what i do know according to your specifications, is that at 15,000 RPM , that is a hot hard drive. Im not too sure how well that does with heat, i just reccommedn you leaving good spaces inbetween the HD to give it a good cool.

The fans you have now, should do well (although i dont know much about that stuff.) but with the core 2 duo, that also means less heat as compared to a higher clock rate speed CPU.

Why do u want such fast HD? Gaming?

I didnt know they made 160gb raptors, i tought they only went up to 74gb.
AND 15000 hds exhist? wow. what is the average seek time?

What I know is that Raptors get pretty hot at 10K RPM. So leave good gaps to give it a good cool. Try to organizeyour cables the best possible way. Maybe hide them on the back hatch holding your MOBO. Thats what i did.

Now I dont have all the answers to your Qs. But Im guessing that your fans should do well. Also make sure to clean or check periodically for dust.

Higher RPM means more heat.
But the lower clock speeds of c2D MEANS ;LESS HEAT ALSO.

Just make sure the HD gets good ventilation and isnt obstructed ( in my case My VID CARD is big so it blocks some air, so i had to turn my side fan window arround to turn the fan arround.)

If it gets good ventilation , i think youl get good cooling whith what u have.

Why do u want such high RPM? Gaming? Y dont u give a try to that RAID type that allows for alternating hd WRITING.
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A:Need help on building a new rig

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A:Building My First PC

Building a pc can be complicated if you make it. Its basically a small puzzle, but with only 8-9 pieces at most on a basic pc. Just make sure all your parts are compatible before buying, that alone can set you back a month sometimes.
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A:Building First PC

First welcome to Techspot!

What does your budget include? Do you need the budget to include a monitor? A keyboard/mouse? Speakers? Maybe just the tower itself?

That said, I'd look into getting a p35 intel chipset board(if you want to go with an intel cpu), like one of these.

If you want to overclock, then you can get a lower end cpu(like an e2160 or e4300) and overclock it. If not go with a mid range core 2 duo.

I'd probably get this ram, as it's a great deal right now($65) for 2gb ddr800.

For a video card, if you can afford it, a 8800gts 320mb or a 2900 pro 512mb would be good choices.

If those are too much, you might look into some older but still fast cards like the x1950xt or the 7900gs.

I think a power supply like this would be a nice one(corsair 520w)

That leaves the hard drive(s), dvd drive(s), case/cooling, and operating system to be decided.

Oh, and here's a system building guide that's pretty helpful.

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i would definitely not use a rosewill PSU,ripple is terrible with them. antec, OCZ, corsair, are better options.
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A:Building first PC

why dont you listed all the component that you want first, then only people can give their opinion.
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Basic system...

That Western Digital drive should be 7200 rpms not 5400rpm. Why not go with a bigger drive like 250GB's. A gforce 8600 or 8800 would perform much better
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A:Help with building new PC

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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i can tell u 2 things, get quad core 4 work with graphics and good graphic card ofc, which one, dont know wait 4 others 2 say
but i recommend quad core..
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A:Building new pc

Seems decent enough to me. Nice that you have a big enough budget
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Hard Drive - 500gb

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also will there been adequate cooling?

any comments will be appreciated, thanks.

A:Building a PC - Need Help!

Right off the bat I see a 8800GTS. Instead, why don't you buy the 8800GT? It's cheaper and more powerful than the GTS.

I really like this Antec PSU.
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A:Need help on building own PC

This is a nice Antec case with an Earthwatts 500 watt PSU. Excellent combo, would be perfect for your system. Has 12cm fan. $150 shipped is also a good deal. One of the benefits of a nicer Antec case like that is that it is easier to put your system together. They are also quieter than many cases, especially when using the larger 12cm fans.
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A:Building my first PC

What about ram?

The only thing about your system that I'd recommend reconsidering, is that your current motherboard does not support the core 2 duo cpus. This will limit you when it comes time for upgrades in the future. The core 2 duo cpus are a huge leap in technology. If you can afford it, get one that will allow you to install a core 2 duo at some point in the future.
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A:How much for building a PC?

Usually $55 an hour in most locations. For young people, we charge $35 an hour... so it takes an hour to build and then you want them to test it for several hours... for which the test will be minimal. The more complex the build, or more rare the parts, the higher it will be.
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Yes, everything is compatible.
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Your existing RAM will work in that board.
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Considering what your hardware and software needs are, the desktop you want is going to cost substantially more than $350.00.

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i believe what you intend to do is against the law
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if you change the motherboard, windows will not boot and you have to reformat/reinstall windows.
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Run two and wrap them in electrical tape so it only looks like one big one

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A:building a new pc

Sounds like a great system to me. Under $1,000 is attainable, just take a look:

HARDDRIVE=$100 (80gig)
GRAPHICS=$100 (GeforceMX)

That's $760 bucks, and a system that will rock the house. The Asus motherboard is real nice, I would recommend 512 DDR RAM
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Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

You came to a very helpful place... :bounce:
TS has a very good buyers guide, not to mention
the forums here. You can get "very good" advice
on hardware....

First we need to know your budget, how much $$
you want to invest..Also what games are you into?
The PPL here will even help locate best places and prices.
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A:Building a PC

Give us:

1. Your budget
2. What needs to be included (monitor, OS, keyboard/mouse etc)
3. What you'll mainly be using the system for

And we can suggest the parts for you to buy, and you can put it all together.
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Dial Up PCI modem

How much do you think i could get for the assembled PC above?

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EDIT: I am keeping my DVDRW Drive, it is perfect for my new PC, has all the features of a new one, except lightscribe.
So Newegg links for all suggested parts .

A:Considering Building A New PC....

Ok Save your RAM, and get this:

Asus K8V mobo ($53.99)
Antec Black computer case w/400w PSU
nVidia GeForce 7900gs pci-e graphics card.
Creative sb live 24 bit internal PCI card.
Save your current HDD, and your other drives
Get a new, 200GB HDD
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yes, you can do alot with $2000 when you build yourself.

for starters, do you have any existing components that you can re-use in your new rig?
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AMD Sempron 2.0 GHZ 1600 MHZ bus
AMD socket 754 motherboard
1GB crucial memory PC3200 DDR 400
17Inch LCD
Windows XP Home
100GB HD
DVD/CD-RW drive
Nvidia Graphics
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basic speakers

tell me what u think!

A:Building a New PC

I think it would be better to get a Socket 939 motherboard and maybe an Athlon instead of a Sempron. Its not much more expensive if not the same.