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Idiots Guide to PC Building

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  • imperial6imperial6 Registered User
    edited November 2007
    I would just get a case without a power supply because in theory it should be cheaper. With cases in general you can read reviews and decide what's best for you...I haven't heard a lot about Raidmax cases personally but it seems like it'd be fine.

    And yeah, what Malkor said. If you're planning on upgrading to a 22" monitor, I would go for the 3870 right now, assuming you can find it close to its target $220.

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  • JacksNsomniaJacksNsomnia Registered User
    edited November 2007
    So even though the 3870 is 60 dollars less than the 8800GT it is a better choice? Could you explain why this is and will it work with an Intel chipset?

    In terms of PSUs, my friend recommends this... Any opinions?

    EDIT: What are some of the better cases out there?

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  • imperial6imperial6 Registered User
    edited November 2007
    That PSU is way more expensive than what you need and hasn't had the extensive positive reviews the corsair models have. If you want a modular PSU go for the corsair 520 instead of the 450, otherwise the 450 will be fine.

    The 3870 performs about 15% below the 8800gt for about 15-20% less cost. Either would be a good choice, but seeing as how the 8800gt isn't available anywhere that was kind of an easy call. If you want to wait a few weeks for both models to be fully available, that's fine, and you might save a few bucks...but it will be weeks not days before this is the case.

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  • JacksNsomniaJacksNsomnia Registered User
    edited November 2007
    Well I'm willing to wait on the 8800GT so I think I will still go with that as my video card. In terms of total setup, how does this look?

    EDIT: What are the benefits of a "modular PSU?"

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  • imperial6imperial6 Registered User
    edited November 2007
    I like it. Here's the same PSU 30 bucks cheaper with free shipping: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=373100

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    This is my case

    I really need help on picking a procecessor and motherboard because all the ones I read about keep popping up on newegg as open box and that is a waste of money for a rookie like me. I just need a pair under $100 each that fits with my case and has 248 ram pins. I am waiting for the 8800gt as well and will get a hard drive to fit the motherboard. I will also get a media card reader to install (the kind that reads cards and floppies).

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