new pc

  kaudio 18:01 16 Aug 09
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Hello,
Im new in this stuff, i really need consultation.
My friend and i decided to get a new gaming pc, and he came with some parts for it, can someone judge them/tell whats wrong/what should be better.

Sound card - Creative Labs SB0886 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series Sound Card

Motherboard - MSI K9N2 Diamond nVidia nForce 780a SLI AMD Phenom Socket AM2+ PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 ATX Motherboard

Processor - Intel Core i7 965 3.2GHz 8M L3 Cache 6.4GT/sec QPI Hyper-Threading Turbo Boost LGA1366 Extreme Processor

Graphics card - BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 1792 MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card

We still need some things.

  citadel 18:26 16 Aug 09

you need to start with the motherboard and look at the information on it. this tells you what cpu's you can fit and what memory you can install.

  kaudio 18:35 16 Aug 09

then as i see, i need motherboard that supports i7 965, do u have any to offer from intel?

  woodchip 18:46 16 Aug 09

An Intel Core i7 965 3.2GHz, will not fit a MSI K9N2 Diamond nVidia nForce 780a SLI AMD Phenom Socket AM2+
As it does say its a AMD motherboard

  kaudio 18:50 16 Aug 09

yes i already discovered that, do u have any intel motherboards to offer?

  kaudio 18:54 16 Aug 09

i think i found 1 - intel dx58so, anyone can rate this?

  kaudio 19:44 16 Aug 09

and btw what OS we should use?

  citadel 19:47 16 Aug 09

there are a range of asus x58 motherboards for i7 cpu's these are user friendly for builing a pc and are regarded as the top brand.

  Strawballs 21:13 16 Aug 09

As for the O/S I am testing Win7 and it is really good you would be better waiting untill october for the release of 7

  kaudio 21:26 16 Aug 09

and as those parts cost a lot, do u know any retailer in europe who offers lower prices?

  kaudio 21:35 16 Aug 09

again, what about cpu coolers?

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