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Ok, so my dream computer is finally about to become a reality ( i hope). I am finally going to build my own custom made gaming machine. Is there a guide somewhere that I can look at to make sure I order all the right hardware? I'll post all the hardware I plan to buy in a few days.

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building a computer is a lot easier than you would think. Just make sure all your components are compatible and you should be golden. And yea i agree with resopalrabotnick, just post all your parts your getting here 1st and everyone will make sure you have the right stuff  :wink: .

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building a computer is a lot easier than you would think. Just make sure all your components are compatible and you should be golden. And yea i agree with resopalrabotnick, just post all your parts your getting here 1st and everyone will make sure you have the right stuff  :wink: .

thats what i did. and if i can build a computer...anyone can.  :wink2:
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Ok, here is what I have so far:

CASE: TBD

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POWER SUPPLY: TBD

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MOTHERBOARD: TBD

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PROCESSOR:  Intel Pentium 4 640 Prescott 3.2GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor- $89.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116197

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RAM: OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory- $97.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227124

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HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive- $79.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148140

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OPTICAL DRIVE:  SONY 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner- $52.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827131049

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VIDEO CARD:  HIS Hightech H260PRQT256DDN-R Radeon HD 2600PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 IceQ Turbo HDCP Video Card- $112.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161099

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KEYBOARD:  Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 B2L-00047 Black 105 Normal Keys 9 Function Keys USB Ergonomics Keyboard Mouse Included- $21.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109156

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MONITER:  HYUNDAI N91W Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1 Built in Speakers- $174.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824179035

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OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional- 139.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116059

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Total current price: $770.92

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Would Office 2000 be compatible with Vista Basic? My wife needs a cheap Computer to leave at her sisters and needs Office.

siince i can't say definitely from experience i'm gonna have to stick to probably.

why not upgrade to office 2007? the menu bar takes a little getting used to but the performance improvement especially on a smaller box is amazing. the apps really pop.

as for biker: looks decent, the pciexpress slot will let you upgrade the onboard graphics nicely and the works 8.0 will let you buy msoffice at upgrade prices.

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