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Im Building A Computer...is This What I Need?


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anywho...im undertaking the task of buidling myself my next computer...here is a list of the stuff im getting...is this everything i need and is this stuff quality stuff? any input would be awesome!! thanks!

 

Case and Power Supply - $56

Enermax CSX 305IL-S3A Middle Tower Case

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/doc2/a14363.html

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/ProdCASE-ENERMA...ASE-ENERMAX.hmx?

 

 

Motherboard - $109

ABIT IS7 Intel 865PE chipset for Socket 478 P4 ATX motherboard - N82E16813127155

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?...ory=1283&DEPA=1

 

 

CPU – $175

Intel Pentium 4 / 2.4CGHz 512k socket 478 Hyper Threading Technology 800 MHz FSB - N82E16819116157

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?...ory=1157&DEPA=1

 

 

Memory – 2 x $50

OCZ DDR PC-3200 Premier Series Memory 256MB MODEL# OCZ400256P - N82E16820146916

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?...ory=1550&DEPA=1

 

 

Hardrive - $110

WD WESTERN DIGITAL "SPECIAL EDITION" 120GB 7200RPM EIDE HARD DRIVE MODEL # WD1200JB - OEM, DRIVE ONLY - N82E16822144118

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?...ory=1306&DEPA=1

 

 

Video Card - $150

ATI ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 8500DV 64MB

http://www.ebay.com

 

 

CD-RW - $36

Samsung SW-252BEN 52x24x52 CDRW - N82E16827151020

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?...ory=1077&DEPA=1

 

 

CD-RW/DVD-RW - $180

Benq Internal 4x4x12x DVD+RW Burner 16x10x40x CDRW

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...4%20P&CatId=482

 

 

Floppy Drive - $8

SONY 1.44MB 3.5 INCH INTERNAL FDD DRIVE - N82E16821103109

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?...ory=1112&DEPA=1

 

 

Operating System - $150

Windows XP Pro

 

 

Modem - $8

ENCORE ENF656-ESW-NDPR/ ENF656-PCIE-NDPR 56K V.92 INTERNAL PCI FAX / MODEM - N82E16825180003

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?...ory=1576&DEPA=1

 

 

thats pretty much everything minus keyboard, mouse, etc....

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unless he uses the oem fan that comes with the retail packs ;)

that's what i usally do unless I plan to get a really special looking fan & heatsink for my cpu. Then of course you gotta make sure it is going to fit & cool enough, if not then find one that does. :D

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Case and Power Supply - $56

Enermax CSX 305IL-S3A Middle Tower Case

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/doc2/a14363.html

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/ProdCASE-ENERMA...ASE-ENERMAX.hmx?

 

Thats a decent case, I reviewed one just like it not to long ago, airflow thru the front bezel is a little restricted but unless you plan on overclocking it cools good enuff for stock speeds. The power supply isnt that great, but most of the ones that come with cases these days arent, but it should be enough for your rig unless you plan on addint more devices that require power (lights, more fans, fan controllers etc)

 

Motherboard - $109

ABIT IS7 Intel 865PE chipset for Socket 478 P4 ATX motherboard - N82E16813127155

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?...ory=1283&DEPA=1

 

Thats a decent mobo, havent reviewed one (just got my 1st intel rig last week)

 

CPU – $175

Intel Pentium 4 / 2.4CGHz 512k socket 478 Hyper Threading Technology 800 MHz FSB - N82E16819116157

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?...ory=1157&DEPA=1

 

i'm not a big fan of the AIW cards, for the same price you could get a GeForce FX 5600 ultra w/128mb ram, or an ATI 9600 w/128 mb ram, both cards have Vivo and TV-out.

 

 

 

 

OCZ makes great memory, nuff said

 

 

 

Damn good CPU, especially if you are into overclocking the 2.4C has been known to go over 3.0GHz (with good cooling)

 

 

Memory – 2 x $50

OCZ DDR PC-3200 Premier Series Memory 256MB MODEL# OCZ400256P - N82E16820146916

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?...ory=1550&DEPA=1

 

Hardrive - $110

WD WESTERN DIGITAL "SPECIAL EDITION" 120GB 7200RPM EIDE HARD DRIVE MODEL # WD1200JB - OEM, DRIVE ONLY - N82E16822144118

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?...ory=1306&DEPA=1

 

As far as I'm concerned WD is the best in the HD business, the 7200 RPM drives run a little warm, not a serious issue but you might consider a HD cooler, it will make your drive last longer.

 

Video Card - $150

ATI ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 8500DV 64MB

http://www.ebay.com

 

All the other stuff looks good, except maybe the modem. If you are on dial up its VERY worth it to buy a good modem. That $8 modem is software controlled also known as a WinModem, meaning it borrows power from your processor in order to function. A good hardware controlled modem (meaning the modem has its own processor) will give you more stable connections, fewer disconnects, and often faster speeds. Most people think a modem is a modem is a modem and get the cheapest one they can find, its not true, do yourself a favor and get a good one, you'll be happier and if you ever have to call tech support at your isp the techs will be happier.

 

heres a good one.

 

US Robotics 2976 56K V.90 Data, Fax, Voice Modem - OEM Hardware PCI , Not Win Modem - OEM - Model 2976 More... Model#: 2976

 

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?...rtby=14&order=1

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i'm not a big fan of the AIW cards, for the same price you could get a GeForce FX 5600 ultra w/128mb ram, or an ATI 9600 w/128 mb ram, both cards have Vivo and TV-out.

 

i need a card that has firewire, s-video, and rca in's and out's...thats why i chose AIW....i won't be playing many video games w/ it...im not looking for this video card to do that....it's mainly gonna be used to capturing video...

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...Most people think a modem is a modem is a modem and get the cheapest one they can find, its not true, do yourself a favor and get a good one...

 

so you think i'll be better off spending 40 bucks on a modem?

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yes, I have worked as a support tech and as a supervisor of the support depeartment at an isp. (bout 5 years total) Software (Winmodems) are the cause of probably 90% of all connectivity issues. There is a HUGE difference performance wise in a winmodem and a hardware modem.

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