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Old 11-02-2005, 03:57 PM   #1
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I'm going to be building a new computer and need some help with it. This will be my first so any incompatability issues you see would be awesome if you pick up on it! (or just general comments/suggestions.) Thanks!

You can see my "wish list" on Newegg below: (you might have to copy/paste)
http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...7S+COMPUTER%2E
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Looks pretty good... you've got the same sockets for the proccy and mobo, which is always a sign that at least you have an idea of what you're doing. The only thing I would possibly change is the brand of RAM. I know it'* expensive, but maybe look at a brand like Corsair or something else reputed to be good. From what I know, Kingston is a good name, but I'm not so sure about your choice of "ValueRAM."

Otherwise, your power supply should give you plenty of juice and your GPU should be able to handle quite a decent load. Nice to see that you aren't going to blow unneccesary bucks on a high dollar case. From my very limited experience, it looks like you made some good choices.
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Nothing wrong with Kingston RAM. I've used in personal and business machines with no problems (ever!)

However, if you're plan on maxing out the RAMs capabilities, think about some heat sinks.

And if it'* not on your list, a second, small, Hard Drive to run you virtul memory from. Saves on the RAM, Processor, and primary HDD
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you guys bring up some good points!

big)_news, I think they labeled it "valueram" because it comes in a pack of two sticks instead of just one. The two are priced less than two seperate sticks of ram, so it'* a value. I picked out the case I had because I have my computer across from my bed and some of these cases now have so many lights on the front that it'd probably light up my entire room. This one is simple and (elegant?) looking which I like in its own way.

Mos, I have an 80 GB WD 7200 RPM drive i'm going to install windows on. It'* in my current computer now. I got it just a few months ago.
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It'* still a good idea to have a second hard drive, especially if you use Windows. You put your Page file on it, and it saves the computer trying to use the same drive for programs and virtual memory.

Just get the smallest, cheapest hard drive you cn find, format it, and forget about it (after you tell Windows to use it)
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Kingston ram is one of the best if not the best IMO, used it for 5 years, never once had a bad stick in either a laptop or desktop.


I'd hit a different case
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also where is your SATA2 raid controller card?
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also where is your SATA2 raid controller card?
Do I have to have that with the ASUS motherboard?? I don't plan on having a RAID configuration.. (I'm not totally concerned with backup/speed associated with a RAID setup.
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also where is your SATA2 raid controller card?
Do I have to have that with the ASUS motherboard?? I don't plan on having a RAID configuration.. (I'm not totally concerned with backup/speed associated with a RAID setup.
Overkill......
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yeah true. ha ha.

looks like a NICE box otherwise. kills my current home box
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