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    Building computer.

    Hey guys, I've come out of my long time of inactivity because I need some help. I've decided to build a new computer, because my current one seems to be working not so well. Though I'm not a serious PC gamer, I'd like something that is able to play games pretty well. I have a pretty good knowledge of this stuff, yet this is the first time I'm building a pc myself. I'm pretty sure that all of these parts I've picked out will be compatible with one another, but some expert help would be greatly appreciated.

    Power Supply : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6817371016

    Case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6811129066

    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6813131646

    Video Card: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6814130514

    Ram: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6820145260

    Processor: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6819103808

    Also, if anybody has any recommendations for something that would fit better in this build, please mention it. I can't afford to go for anything more expensive than what's there, but if there are some cheaper alternatives please let me know!

    Thanks guys.
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    Re: Building computer.

    Looks fine to me, that'll be a nice machine.

    Edit: oh yeah you might want to look into a 3rd party heatsink for that CPU though. I have it and it gets pretty hot under load.

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    Re: Building computer.

    Alright, I'll look into one. Thanks man.

    I also found this motherboard

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6813128443

    Which seems like it will be pretty much just as good as the other, but a little cheaper. Anyone have any advice here?
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    Re: Building computer.

    Just as long as it supports your processor socket type and the type of ram you intend on using (DDR2/3 etc), it'll be fine.

    Oh yeah might wanna check it has PCI-e slots too :P

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    Re: Building computer.

    Thank you sir. I'm also thinking about going for a 512 mb Video card instead of a 1Gb. Would that be a smart decision? I'd save me some money, and from what I hear, it wouldn't make much of a difference, at least not for what I'd be using it for.
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    Re: Building computer.

    Nah it probably wont make a difference. Not big enough to worry about at least.

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    Re: Building computer.

    Looks good as stated by Skype, but mate, get a 5770 hd, if you don't mind going with ati (Should also be better in fact, seeing as the chipset is from AMD) much better performance, consumes much less power when not being used and you can get it cheaper than the 250 gts, it also supports directx11, and can handle as much as six monitors due to eyefinity, if you ever wanted to have that kind of display. No real cons to it when compared to your current choice.

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    Re: Building computer.

    I'll have to go check that out then. I've always had a better knowledge of Nvidia cards, so I didn't really bother looking into Ati.

    E: It's actually looking to be about $20 more than the 250 I've got picked out.
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    Re: Building computer.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... CatId=3669


    Don't limit yourself to newegg : P

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    Re: Building computer.

    Ahh, but in the Canadian store, it's $170. I'm sure the difference ordering from the US store would be made up in shipping charges anyway D:
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