Building A Computer

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I am building a new computer on newegg for half the price of a dell xps 400 and I need to know if any of these will not be compatible with eachother and if I am missing anything. I need to make sure I am getting everything correct before I buy. I am sorry for all the links, but I don't know if newegg let's you email your shopping cart info to anyone.

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to many links. i don`t think some-one will even bother pushisng one on of them. But you could try to search a website , where you can built a PC from parts online. And compare with the links you have..and you have a result. Now, i don`t really know what could be your problem in choosing some parts -- AMD -- --Intel--

Good luck, hope you`ll find your answer fas !
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When building a PC the things to look out for are:

Socket Type / CPU:
Make sure the CPU is compatible with your selected mobo [ I.E. Skt 939 mobo uses a Skt 939 CPU, LGA 775 CPU's require a LGA 775 Skt mobo ]. Most decent websites will specify what the Skt types are for both mobo and CPU. If they do not match, you need to make another choice for either CPU or mobo.

If your not going to use the stock HSF that comes supplied with your CPU, you need to make sure your HSF is compatible with the mobo Skt type, again, this will be stated on the information page of most decent websites.

DDR Types
As with your CPU, certain mobos only support certain RAM modules [ I.E. DDR2 will not fit in DDR DIMM sockets, and vice verse ].

Graphics
If the mobo you are looking to purchase is AGP, there is no point in buying a PCI-Express card, as it is simply not going to fit. Again, it is simply a case of matching up the Graphics bus with the correct card type [ I.E. PCI-E slot with PCI-E card, AGP slot with AGP card ]. As with the previous componets, bus types will be stated on the specification page of the card/mobo.

HDD
If your mobo is SATA/SATA-II enabled, you need a SATA/SATA-II HDD and the same principle applies for EIDE. SATA-II HDD's can work on a SATA enabled mobo, but will only work at 150MB/s compared to 300MB/s if the mobo is SATA-II enabled.


Other than that there isn't really anything to watch out for, seems more that it really is. Thing is, building a computer is not rocket science, it's alot easier than some people make out.

To be honest, its like an expensive jigsaw, certain pieces will only fit in certain places and a certain way round.
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Ok thanks, I will just go ahead and go down to the computer shop here and have them order it online for me. Thanks for your advice and info.
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bluedragon wrote:
Ok thanks, I will just go ahead and go down to the computer shop here and have them order it online for me. Thanks for your advice and info.


If you let us know what CPU you want and what your budget is, the folks on here can put some components together for you.

That way, you get several opinions on what to get.

Just an idea though.
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Well I have a budget of $2,500, I know it isn't much. I am trying to make a decent gaming machine, but yet at the same time a machine that will let me to my photo editting and web design and such.

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