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Topic # 9322 8-Sep-2006 01:11
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hey all,

im looking at building my own desktop in the near future and would like recomendations on the components and stuff,
im planning that it will be good for gaming and some video editing, prices and brands (although brands are not important), part names (models), would be a great help and much appreciated (nz$ please)

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  Reply # 45641 8-Sep-2006 07:20
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do some research and figure it out for yourself. You know your budget and it will make it more fun knowing you did it completely yourself. Also a great learning experience.

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Reply # 45643 8-Sep-2006 08:14
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You will have to find your own components, but suggestions are welcome, of course. Just have in mind that a budget computer wil probably not have enough power for image editing. Also take in consideration that a new OS is just around the corner, and you will need some new resources for that.

Consider a good large LCD monitor, plenty of USB 2.0 ports, support for dual core CPUs (yes, it does make a lot of difference), plenty of memory (at least 2GB these days) and a fast large serial ATA drive.

If your budget allows, plan for a large external HDD as well, for backup purposes. You don't want to know the feeling all is gone with a flick of switch if the internal HDD fails.

And make sure you have a good cooling solution to keep the box running... cool.

Oh, and check for prices. I recommend for on-line purchases.

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  Reply # 45942 12-Sep-2006 19:54
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i would say a intel e6600 core 2 duo cpu, with a intel socket t(775) motherboard(make sure it has a 1066mhz fsb and support for ddr2-800 memory) you are going to want hdcp support for the future so i would say a Nvidia 7600gt would be a good idea.  2gb of pc-6400 ram and wait till october and get a copy of xp 64-bit but make sure it comes with a vista voucher(to get a free copy of vista when its released) at least a 500w psu, a 24" dell monitor would do the job nicely (but make sure you buy from dell or make sure the model number is 2407fwp or else you wont have hdcp support for HDDVD or blu-ray)

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 45963 13-Sep-2006 00:32
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hey thanks for the tips, will look into it

does anyone know when the blu-ray techs going to be available,

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  Reply # 45969 13-Sep-2006 07:46
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a blu-ray burner for pc has been out for a while at costs 2k and doesnt (yet)play blu-ray movies because noone has made playback software for it.

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