1. Post #1
    Gold Member
    blacksam's Avatar
    July 2007
    2,287 Posts
    Hey Facepunch,
    I just wanted to find out if my first build and my first quad core build is set. I'm a penny pincher so I didn't get a new monitor. Also I'll save up for a pretty high end graphics card. Here it is

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106291 Burner

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811148030 Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.213770 All in one deal includes, motherboard, memory, multi-processor, and hard drive.

    OS- Linux Ubuntu (this may change to windows 7, I haven't quite decided.)

    According to Newegg it is $494.95.
    1. Will everything fit?
    2. Anything I should know off hand about putting together a computer?
    3. Is everything compatible with one another?
    4. Any way I can save money?
    5. Did I forget anything?

    Thanks for the help Facepunch.

  2. Post #2
    The Last Man's Avatar
    May 2008
    310 Posts
    1) Yes
    2) There is a megathread about building it is pretty straight forward.
    2) Yes but by the fact that it is a combo deal that is pretty obvious.
    4) Search around for the parts separately, it normally is cheaper than buying combo
    5) Fan and heat-sink if you are going to overclock and a power supply if your old one is shitty or came with a pre-built.

  3. Post #3
    PrismatexV3's Avatar
    December 2008
    465 Posts
    Wait, you're building this soon but buying a nice graphics card later?
    Why not hold off until you can afford everything?

    Also, that case is butt-ugly and the power supply is liable to go all on you.

  4. Post #4
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    ManningQB18's Avatar
    April 2009
    9,855 Posts
    Get a graphics card too, you'll want one, and it will save you shipping costs,
    And get a different case/PSU, they come with the case for free with a reason.

    Also, that is an epic combo deal.

  5. Post #5
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    reapaninja's Avatar
    November 2008
    8,118 Posts
    if your monitor's res is low then a powerful graphics card is just wasted cash

  6. Post #6
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    SomeFaggot's Avatar
    February 2009
    2,175 Posts
    I would recommend a different case.

  7. Post #7
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    blacksam's Avatar
    July 2007
    2,287 Posts
    if your monitor's res is low then a powerful graphics card is just wasted cash
    http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-VA90.../dp/B000I4UR2O

    A friend gave me this because he was building a new computer and didn't want it. It is really nice too. So I figure I'll use it. It isn't damaged at all. Like brand new.

    Wait, you're building this soon but buying a nice graphics card later?
    Why not hold off until you can afford everything?

    Also, that case is butt-ugly and the power supply is liable to go all on you.
    I'm waiting for a the price drop on a decent 4890. Gaming isn't a priority, but it will be in the future.Yeah I realize that the case is ugly, but I'm not looking for the Mona Lisa of cases here. If you have an idea on what power supply and/or case I should use that would be great.

  8. Post #8
    PrismatexV3's Avatar
    December 2008
    465 Posts
    Fuck a 4890, just get a 4870 1GB.

  9. Post #9
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    blacksam's Avatar
    July 2007
    2,287 Posts
    Fuck a 4890, just get a 4870 1GB.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150394

    This is what I had in mind before.

  10. Post #10
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    Dantai's Avatar
    December 2005
    2,840 Posts
    Nevermind..

  11. Post #11
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    reapaninja's Avatar
    November 2008
    8,118 Posts
    You could get the 4870 and get a better monitor at a later date, but 1280x1024 isn't a difficult res to run and a 4870 is wasted on it really