I want to know the best brand for custom computer...

By neowing ยท 6 replies
Aug 31, 2006
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  1. Hello ? I want to know the best brand for custom computer.
    Following list is what I need to make my own computer.
    Processor, Motherboard, Graphic Card, Memory, Audio, Hard Drive, Optical Drives, Mouse, and Case.

    I looked TechSpot's Guides but I need people's options about those list.
    If I post wrong place, I am sorry.
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Posts: 575

    So you want to build your own computer. Good for you! It is a very enjoyable and rewarding experience (at least it was for me). As for what to recommend, we need a bit more info.

    What are you planning to use the new comp for?
    What is your budget?
    Do you have a prefrence between Intel or AMD cpu's?
    Do you have a prefrence between ATI or Nvidia graphics cards?
  3. neowing

    neowing TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 295

    I want my computer into WorkStation and Game for Computer Graphics. Therefore, I don't care about budget. When I visited in the Best Buy, they sell AMD cpus. I didn't ask why they don't sell Intel. However, I want to someone tell me what is different between Intel and AMD. I still can't decide CPU. And same for Graphic Cards.
  4. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Posts: 575

    Right now the most powerful cpu out is the Core 2 Duo from Intel. The bottom end 6300 model goes for $191 at newegg.com and the top of the line X6800 Extreme Edition goes for $1059. The AMD X2 series is nothing to sneeze at but cannot keep up with the Core 2's. If you are looking at workstation and gaming uses you may want to consider the e6600 as it has 4MB of L2 memory on the chip. Here's a link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115003

    The difference between ATI and Nvidia is more a personal prefrence than anything else. Both make great graphics cards and have a few duds too. Here's a decent mid level graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131007
    If you want top of the line then you are looking at either the x1900 series from ATI or the 7900 series from Nvidia and they run at minimum of $200 and up.
  5. maniac_lonestar

    maniac_lonestar TS Rookie Posts: 117

    Get an alien ware laptop with the best settings. Only cons should probably be over heat lol.
  6. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    processor - AMD and intel are both good (intel dominates market atm due to core 2 duo's)
    Motherboard - asus, intel, gigabyte
    Graphic Card - Asus, gigabyte, sapphire
    Memory - corsair, legend, kingston
    Audio - dont know
    Hard Drive - Western digital and seagate
    Optical Drives - LG, sony, panasonic
    Mouse - microsoft, logitec
    Case - antec, thermaltake, coolermaster


  7. neowing

    neowing TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 295

    Thank you for posting. However, I need more infomation about Optical Drives. korrupt suggested LG, Sony, Panasonic. Which one is the best ? What is the different between them ?

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