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Re: Building a Computer
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2008, 08:17:47 PM »
My copy has no updates on it whatsoever.  It's one of the older copies.

Well, that's it then.

Atariangamer: No, I haven't built the new one yet. I was referring to my old computer.


I also learned that the motherboard I selected was incompatible with the CPU! (DOH!)

So I think I'll get a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L board instead. (It's cheaper, too.)
« Last Edit: January 24, 2008, 08:27:14 PM by xbolt »

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Re: Building a Computer
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2008, 09:15:56 PM »
Heh, DOH is right...I'd be kicking myself for that, very hard.
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Re: Building a Computer
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2008, 09:38:17 PM »
So I think I'll get a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L board instead. (It's cheaper, too.)

Gigabytes are REALLY decently priced.  Fairly stable when compared to other brands as well.  However, don't expect the nearly flawless experience you would have with Intel.

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Re: Building a Computer
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2008, 12:31:25 AM »
See, thats what I'm wondering...How important is the motherboard? (don't start flailing on me)...like whats the difference between this board and that? Speed? Size? I don't get it...
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Re: Building a Computer
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2008, 03:09:35 AM »
See, thats what I'm wondering...How important is the motherboard? (don't start flailing on me)...like whats the difference between this board and that? Speed? Size? I don't get it...

The motherboard is the core of the computer. It's what allows the CPU to access the RAM, ROM, hard disks, DVD drives, USB ports, monitor, graphics card, etc etc etc. You're motherboard must be able to interface properly with your desired components and processor, or else your system will not operate properly, if at all.
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Re: Building a Computer
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2008, 03:16:24 AM »
See, thats what I'm wondering...How important is the motherboard? (don't start flailing on me)...like whats the difference between this board and that? Speed? Size? I don't get it...

The motherboard is the core of the computer. It's what allows the CPU to access the RAM, ROM, hard disks, DVD drives, USB ports, monitor, graphics card, etc etc etc. You're motherboard must be able to interface properly with your desired components and processor, or else your system will not operate properly, if at all.

Yep. Or as I like to say: Without it, your computer is just a box full of (expensive) plastic and metal.


I've also switched out a few other parts, so here's the list as it stands now:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L Motherboard
RAM: Corsair 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive (Two of these)
GPU: EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB
Sound Card: Creative SB X-Fi XtremeGamer
Power Supply: Corsair TX CMPSU-750TX 750W Power Supply
Disc Drive 1: SAMSUNG 20X DVD
« Last Edit: January 25, 2008, 03:26:14 AM by xbolt »

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Re: Building a Computer
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2008, 02:48:29 PM »
If your getting a desktop, I suggest XP because more things are compatible on it. If you do choose Vista, don't get a 64-bit thing. Some things aren't compatible with it... Well, it depends. What are you going to do with this computer?

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Re: Building a Computer
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2008, 04:20:49 PM »
He said its a gaming PC, and it might have both Vista and XP (his dad wants Vista)
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Re: Building a Computer
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2008, 09:11:38 PM »
32 bit it is then...

Some games don't support 64-bit.
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Re: Building a Computer
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2008, 11:38:24 PM »
Yeah...I wish I could do this. I need a gaming pc (or just a lot of ram, cpu power, and a good graphics card with a widescreen)
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Re: Building a Computer
« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2008, 02:51:10 PM »
This technological terror Xbolt is constructing costs 4000 dollars though. Wow. I mean I have a good computer but it didn't even cost 1/4 that much.

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Re: Building a Computer
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2008, 07:04:20 PM »
This technological terror Xbolt is constructing costs 4000 dollars though. Wow. I mean I have a good computer but it didn't even cost 1/4 that much.

Only $3300. But it is "Insignificant." ;D

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Re: Building a Computer
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2008, 10:22:30 PM »
well...howz progress? I hope you post some pictures...
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Re: Building a Computer
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2008, 02:10:35 PM »
well...howz progress? I hope you post some pictures...
No progress, really... I've got pretty much the final list, and am waiting to get the parts.

 


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