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Help getting parts for my new computer

by LavishBear / January 6, 2008 3:05 AM PST

I'm going to buy and build a new computer. I'm gettng all the parts from I have 1000 to about 1200 dollars to spend.

I'm getting these speakers:

and this mouse and keyboard:

the monitor:

and a case that is under 50 $. I was hoping for some input on all the rest of the parts i need. I just want a computer that plays a lot of games and has a lot of space for editing and music. I also need a dvd burner but a cheap one that works will do. any help would be great and if you think you found some better speakers/monitor/mouse and key board for around the same price it would be great as well

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Start with motherboard
by Dango517 / January 6, 2008 4:40 AM PST

then CPU, then graphics card then all the rest. Get a motherboard with the most universal socket possible and one that can run the most advanced CPU you can find. (You need not install the most advanced CPU you can find at this time.) Focus on upgrade ability, then speed and power; in this order. Think down the road about upgrades you might want to make as prices fall. Also focus on cooling.

Replace this computer after 6-7 years, at the most. Go from OS to OS if using Windows.

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Mother board
by SleepyChoco / January 6, 2008 5:13 AM PST

If you are going to buy a AMD CPU, either dual core or quad core[quad core is better for this] I recommend a

Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi Edition - nForce 590 SLI (Athlon64/X2/FX/Sempron) PCI-E Socket AM2

It supports the newest AMD sockets, huge memory up to 8GB dual channel DDR2 800, Sli technology, lots of SATA ports, HD audio, and it supports Wi-Fi !!

This thing will game anything I can throw at it.

Fortunately, they have it in Newegg

I recommend sticking a AMD quad-core with it =) it will do a really good combination.

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thanks so far
by LavishBear / January 6, 2008 6:24 AM PST
In reply to: Mother board

thanks I think I'm gonna get that mother board. now all i need is all the other parts. thanks for all the help so far.

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