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Thread: Need advice on building a computer?

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    Need advice on building a computer?

    hi guys.

    I'm thinking to built a computer as it is shiper than to get them on stores. I already checked out some used computer parts on e-bay. as I would like to built a computer for internet and able to run videos, run dvds, burn movies and etc.can you suggest me what kind of motherboard and processor I should get? and what parts I willl need in order to build a computer that I want?

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    Re: Need advice on building a computer?

    This would depend on your budget. How much do you have to spend?
    Are you going to be gaming at all?

    Motherboard/CPU combos range anywhere form $75-$700.

    For a budget I would go with:

    Asus M2N-MX SE Motherboard and AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Processor 2.20GHz CPU. about $75-$80

    For a much faster gaming unit (if you don't care what you spend):

    Asus P5K3 Deluxe WiFi Motherboard and Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor 2.40GHz CPU. About $570- $600.

    Prices as of Oct 2007.
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    Need advice on graphic card.

    Hi guys
    I have been playing World of Warcraft form last five months with no problem. Yesterday it crashed and has not been working properly ever since. The blue screen said drive failure. Need help in this topic.

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    Re: Need advice on graphic card.

    Quote Originally Posted by fabiosmith View Post
    Hi guys
    I have been playing World of Warcraft form last five months with no problem. Yesterday it crashed and has not been working properly ever since. The blue screen said drive failure. Need help in this topic.
    I know this post is a little dated, but, may aid others who find it.
    In older system, boards, and, their contacts, do oxidize, cleaning and re-seating sometimes helps.
    But, your BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) issue is most likely the result of an error in Windows Registry, caused by a virus, malware, or, a driver that's no longer needed or used, basically, remnants of programs, that were not completely removed. If you had a Restore Points set up prior to the crash, try those first. If not, general clean up with Defrag & Regclean, are the next option, done in safe mode.

    If that still fails, and, if there's nothing of real value on the system, a Clean Install, will cure the software issues. But, If there's material you wish to save, there are several Linux version, that would allow you to mount the Hard Drive, on another system, to pull these files from.

    Most or Windows Errors, are widely know. If you can catch & read the Error Code, that appears when the BSOD occurs, you can Google that code, & most likely find both the reason for the issue.

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    Re: Need advice on building a computer?

    Good to know a few month back I found a computer in the trash and was all messed up these blue scheen lock down you name it, it was done,, so I went "green" on it and these guys wizzard n bruksn here got that computer back up and working great I gave it to my 14 yr old to play his games on it,, looks like I got another member now to help me when I mess up,, LOL!!

    thanks IM for the info,

    hunter

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    Re: Need advice on building a computer?

    i have got suggestions for building new computer. Below are the parts, which I chose few months ago:
    Motherboard: Foxconn Flaming Blade
    PSU: Corsair HX-750 Power Supply
    CPU: Intel Core I7 920
    Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE2
    GPU: MSI ATI Radeon HD5770 1GB or HIS ATI Radeon HD5770 IceQ 5 Turbo
    Case: Thermal take element G
    Memory: 3x2 corsair CMP4GX3M2B1600C8
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000528AS
    OS: Windows 7 ultimate 64b

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    Re: Need advice on building a computer?

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    Smile Re: Need advice on building a computer?

    victor, I think this is good for john...
    but all depends upon his budget...
    He didn't mentioned how much he can afford....

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