Buying new computer

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  1. juggernaut911
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    okay so just a fresh thread for the "Upgrading crap computer" thread!

    with a Newegg.com list of what I pieced together which I think is really good! [​IMG]
    My Newegg list of what I think is my best/complete list!

    PS: budget increased (duh!)!!!
    PSS: please say if there is any compatibility issues with the list! I am still learning. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    thnx!

    EDIT: PLEASE POST A REVIEW!!! (not necessary)
     
  2. BoneMonkey

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    get a cheaper keyboard hehe
     
  3. Taras

    Taras I'm Not Hating, I'm Just Sayin'

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    Is your current HD w/ the OS a SATA drive? otherwise you'll need an adapter card.
     
  4. juggernaut911
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    pretty sure its an IDE why would I need an adapter???!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] :'(
     
  5. Dirtie

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    Get a 965 based mobo and a core 2 duo [​IMG]

    Your components are gonna be outdated really fast otherwise.
     
  6. cheesyPOOF5

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    Dual core FTW
     
  7. juggernaut911
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    I'll do core duo and stuff later but whats 965?
     
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    The CPU socket on your Motherboard.
     
  9. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

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    965 is actually Intel's chipset for the motherboard....still looking over you PC Jug
     
  10. juggernaut911
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    ya! [​IMG] cant be too sure! wanna "PIMP" (used loosely) it out!

    MAIN HD: 3.5" SATA! (YAY!!! i think)
    if I get a different 965, I couldnt use my LGA775!!! [​IMG]
    I DONT WANNA DO Core Duos! [​IMG]

    is my proccesor good?
     
  11. WeaponXxX

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    Well it is definitely a "budget PC" I'll tell you right now those Prescotts run HOT. I have a few in my office that my employees use and they hit about 140 degrees (F). To compensate for the high temperatures I'd recommend either a case with better air flow. (An INTAKE on the front of the case and maybe TWO 80mm or just one 120MM) or go balls out on a CPU cooler spending about 40 bucks on a cooler. I am running the Dual Cores which run much cooler at 34-39 degrees  but your not gonna pull that off with your budget. Never used the Mobo company so I can't recommend....for the price though...maybe you can go to a newer chipset like Dirtie said. Video Card...really up to what your doing with it... The PSU is kinda important as it really is the HEART...I always recommend going quality with a PSU but again Budget is budget...Ram .... I know your going budget but I'd really get two matching pairs of 512 for two reasons....1) You'll be running dual channel and 2) 512 aint much. That's about all I got ta say....
     
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    Yes 965 Chipset runs off LGA775.....I just put one of my 3.4 LGA775's into a 975 Chipset board and it runs great.
     
  13. juggernaut911
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    oooh! [​IMG]

    I want to do a little bit of games and not sure bout harddrive being SATA I'll post pics tommorow!
    night
     
  14. superkrm

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    i must say it is pretty crappy.

    dvd rom [​IMG] get a dvd burner instead

    at least get a 7600gt from nvidia

    for budget i would go with amd and a nforce 4 board

    they just keep slashing prices
     
  15. pikachucrackpipe

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    LOLZ! and you're planning on building your own box? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]