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    Computer parts

    So what kind of computer parts should i get, This summer i'm going to save up around 1,500 dollars.
    im not going to buy a new computer, just parts, and i need some suggestions and prices.



    Thank youuuuu.

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    Re: Computer parts

    hmmmm, really broad request.
    Do you have any parts you can start from? Or are you looking into a custom built PC from scratch?

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    Re: Computer parts

    Nope, just starting from scratch with around 1,500 dollars.

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    Re: Computer parts

    Alright hmmm.
    Well with that much money you can really get some high end gear.
    First of all pick out a CPU. Now dual cores are becoming very popular. Intel's Core 2 Duo Extreme has come down in price a good deal since its first release. AMD also has a nice dual core that I have been using in my computer class and it has showed no problems so far.
    If you are looking into a gaming rig I would say go with Intel.

    For the motherboard it depends on a few things.
    1. What kind of expansion slots do you need?
    2. What socket would you require for the CPU you chose?
    3. etc.

    I would suggest pick out your CPU and vid card before even looking at the motherboards . By the way...although most people would not reccomend this but for a non gaming PC integrated video will work just fine. If not then a nice graphics card is a plus. Someone else would have to help you with that.

    As for RAM....I prefer cheap RAM just since I am cheap. 1 gig of it at a minimum. With technology increasing like it is 2 gigs would be nice, but if it is out of budget then do not worry about it.

    As for the hard drive.....get a name brand. Put the extra money and get a Western Digital or a Seagate. The more space the merrier...not much else to say there unless you were looking for a SATA or SATA 2.

    Powersupply...hmmm make sure it has the right connections and get a 600+ watt. Rosewill is a good brand from what I hear. Do not go cheap on a PSU by no means.

    I guess that is about it....hope that helped a little XD

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    Re: Computer parts

    Thanks for all the help, I'll definatly take all this into consideration when summer rolls along.

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    Re: Computer parts

    Your welcome.
    Oh, I should have mentioned this.
    Look into shopping from either TigerDirect or Newegg. They have a great selection of computer parts at some pretty good prices as well.

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    Re: Computer parts

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    There are quite a few enthusiasts sites that have recommendations according to budget (grumble grumble grumble...) Here's a few for starters...

    AnandTech: October 2007 Midrange Buyer's Guide

    SBM 1: Low Cost System | Tom's Hardware

    ExtremeTech Build It: A Do-It-Yourselfer's Best Resource

    Fall 2007 System Build Guide
    FAVOURITE THREADS EXPLAIN why, or risk an infraction.
    Rantings of a Grouchy Old Anime Otaku

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    Re: Computer parts

    Sweet, i'll check all those sites out, I was looking into newegg earlier, and your right...they do have ALOT of great computer parts at really cheap prices.
    Thanks for all your help, it's much appreciated...I can't wait to start building my new computer.

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