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help me build my rig

By cyro26
Mar 19, 2005
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  1. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    I used the free grisoft avg antivirus on the computer I built. I have norton system works on my old pc. Grisoft avg works well, scans faster than norton, but I haven't got any viruses yet, so I don't know if it works at getting rid of viruses well. Overall, I'm impressed with it. Grisoft website

    You could dl it now and save it to a cd (or usb thumbdrive) and then use it to install it later.

    It also is a really good idea to get a firewall (or is your cable already firewalled?). How does cable connect to your pc if it doesn't use a ethernet card? (hehe, yeah I'm stuck on dialup, no broadband access where I live, the farm country) I use zonealarm, and it works well.

    Another handy program is ad aware se. It detects and deletes spyware on your computer. Spybot s&d is also pretty good for this, and microsoft has an antispyware that looks like it works well too.

    Yeah, a printed copy of the guide could be handy. You could memorize it or copy it by hand :haha: .

    I'm not sure how much risk it would be to get on the net to dl something without an antivirus. I don't think antivirus programs protect you from viruses, but rather get rid of them once you get some (correct me if I'm wrong).
  2. cyro26

    cyro26 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    yea im no gonna get all caught up on getting a virus as soon as i connect my pc to the net

    what i meant was that my a8n should have an ethernet inside right??
    i currently have an ethernet pci card for my cable
    my connection is 5mbps per sec, but im lving right outside nyc
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    Oh, you mean that you won't need a ethernet card because the mobo has it built in. Yeah, most new mobos have at least one ethernet port. I think the a8n has dual lan. One for broadband, one for home networking.
  4. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 148

    OCZ non ECC is good Ram...;) DDR400.
  5. thmandan22

    thmandan22 TS Rookie Posts: 73

    I have an MSI and it performs very well. As far as I know they are top of the line in quality.
  6. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 148

    Abit AV8 ,939 is good also...;p
  7. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 464

    Cryo, make sure you check out this thread for more info thaan you'll be able to read in 2 days re. the A8N SLI Deluxe. I have the same board and it is great but finnicky re. memory and PSU's
  8. HughJass

    HughJass TS Rookie Posts: 137

    i got a gf2 mx400 64mb vid card, all this talk of geforce 6800gt 256mb card is making me anrgy!
    i need a job :(
  9. Secondgunman

    Secondgunman TS Rookie Posts: 192

    Psu

    I use the an antec neopower 480 watt in three of my rigs here at home and about 90% of the computers I have built in the past 7 months have that PSU in them thay work well and are very good, I am yet to have a proble with one other then one was siped damaged but the box was fine, it was replaced promptly.
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