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atreyu Captain

hello, i am thinking of building a better computer for gaming. here are the stuff i picked out. i am new to building computers so some of the stuff might not be compatible or sumthin. please tell me if there is something else ill need like cables and things like that. aslo can somebody tell me where i can get the full install of xp home cheap?

here are the componets

case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811153034

motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128304

proccesor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819116197

memory

hard drive
http://www.pcprogress.com/product.asp?PID=MAX6Y160M0&m1=pg

and this is the video card ill be getting later on.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814133161

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

The only choices I question are the case which has only a 250w power supply, and the motherboard which doesn't have much expandability.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

You can buy the OS from them. Get the OEM version, it's cheaper. It just doesn't have a box or instructions but it's the same as the $200 version.

I have to agree with Crash, the P/S is too weak, nothing less than a 450w good brand.

Radar

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atreyu Captain
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RadarMan Chief Captain

If you buy a cheap one that says xxxW, they usually won't deliver what they promise.
If you are looking to build one for the long run this site has some of the best.
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/
Personally, I would buy a 600 to 650w Antec, it'll last through many upgrades.

Radar

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AMD is faster/cheaper- especially socket 754
Get the best power supply you can afford..

A nice recourse is:
http://www.mysuperpc.com/

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atreyu Captain

yea well i changed like all my choices, ill show you guys them later cuz im going to go hang out with my friends right now

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Tailhook Chief Captain

atreyu wrote:

hello, i am thinking of building a better computer for gaming. here are the stuff i picked out. i am new to building computers so some of the stuff might not be compatible or sumthin. please tell me if there is something else ill need like cables and things like that...

It is most unlikely that you'll need any extra cables or things like that. You'll get plenty supplied with your motherboard and most other parts anyway.

I assume you want to build your own primarely because of the upgrade options you'll have. If that is so, I'd suggest not to opt for the Micro form factor. Get a Midi tower instead with the appropriate size motherboard.
You'll be less restricted in your choice of parts in the future and a larger case/enclosure is much easier to work with.

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atreyu Captain

alright these are the new componets i picked out after i talked to my uncle about building a computer (hes built computers before)

motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813138264

cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103539

case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811147006

power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103937

and the memory, video card and hard drive are the same as above

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Tailhook Chief Captain

BIOSTAR TForce6100-939 Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Rosewill R114A-BLK 2-Tone Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Rosewill 400W ATX with P4 support, 20-pin Main connector Power

Maybe I'm missing something, but I can't see how your Micro Motherboard is going to fit nicely into your Mid Tower Case.

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atreyu Captain

Tailhook wrote:

BIOSTAR TForce6100-939 Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Rosewill R114A-BLK 2-Tone Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Rosewill 400W ATX with P4 support, 20-pin Main connector Power

Maybe I'm missing something, but I can't see how your Micro Motherboard is going to fit nicely into your Mid Tower Case.

where it says mother board compatibility it says micro atx

"Motherboard Compatibility Micro ATX, ATX Size up to 11"x 12"

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Thanks for pointing that out - I never saw it.

Good luck Smile

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