Building a Computer

By Scythe1303
Apr 29, 2007
  1. Hey, I've decided on building my first new computer. I would appreciate any tips as this is hard being a newbie :p .

    What I got...

    Mobo: ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX = $219

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz = $338

    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce 7950GT 512MB PCI-E = $388

    RAM: x2 = $160

    HDD: Seagate 320GB SATA 7200RPM 16MB = $122

    Case & PSU Raidmax Ninja ATX Mid Tower Case, 520W PSU +12V1=20A,+12V2=17A, Either SILVER or BLACK (haven't chosen) = $194

    Sony 18X AWG170AB2 DVDRW Black Drive = $70

    Sony MPF920 3.5 Floppy Drive Beige/Silver/Black = $15

    And OS will be be XP Professional I think.

    Most of them will be bought else where here in New Zealand. Just found sites with most info. All that comes to about (not including OS) $1620 NZD which is about $1190 USD. Parts here are generally more expensive.

    Also, what would I need in the way of cooling.

    So, what would this be like, and anyone have any suggestions or tips. Thanks.
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