Building new computer need help

By s_chab87
Oct 29, 2006
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  1. hey there,

    im looking forward to build a new pc.This is gonna be my first time so I need a little advice. Here is what I plan buying.

    e6600 cpu
    geforce 7950 or in that price range(256 or 512)?
    2gb ddr2 with good speed (but what is a good speed hmm)
    a power supply, have no idea which to buy
    a case and motherboard that will fit together, but how do i know if they do fit ?
    some dvd reader
    some hard drive 7200, 10000 rpm ?
    sound card?

    Aside from all this is there anything i need to know about compatibility?
    And i saw in another thread some guy that had a power supply for his video card only ??!?

    big thanks for reading :D
  2. streblo

    streblo Newcomer, in training Posts: 20

    Is there a compelling reason not to buy a complete system instead? Just curious.
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    You save hundreds if not thousands of dollars building your own computer. The computer companies rip people off.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Try these
    Motherboard
    This is a really good one.

    Casing + Power Supply
    This is a cool-looking one and takes care of both the casing and the PSU. The PSU is of very high-quality so don't worry about that.

    RAM to go with the mobo above
    This RAM is of high-quality and offers excellent performance too.

    Hard Drives
    Get this one and this one.

    DVD Burner
    This DVD burner has very fast reading times and is a good-quality cheap product.

    Sound Card
    This is the best good-quality, inexpensive sound card I found. A similar Creative card would cost around 8-10 times as much.

    Video Card
    This is the best factory OC'd 7950GT I could find.

    Monitor (if u need one)
    This monitor has a blazing fast response time and the rebate makes for icing on
    the cake.

    All the above components are 100% compatible with each other. I assume u know where to get an E6600 so I haven't given the link. Just for reference, here it is. Good luck!:grinthumb
    P.S.->A video card PSU is not absolutely necessary but is available.
  5. Superinc

    Superinc Newcomer, in training Posts: 106

    whats the fun in that?


    Im going to build a similar PC .. for GFX going with 7600GT (SLi maybe) and wait for the 8 series GPUs on a Abit AW9D-MAX mobo .. I like the idea of switching SLI or Crossfire.
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