Asking for Build Help?: ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS FIRST

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  1. Dangman

    Dangman Ninja Editor SuperMod

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    If you're gonna ask us to build/list a PC for you or seek advice about a build, please answer all of the following questions:

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
    2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
    3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible.
    4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. The word "Everything" is not a valid answer. Please list out all the parts you'll need.
    5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
    6) Will you be overclocking?
    7) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it?
    8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
    9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Crossfire or SLI support? eSATA? Onboard video (as a backup or main GPU)? etc.
    10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit?

    By answering these questions you help us help you build a PC that's of better quality, better performing, cheaper or all of the above.


    Please use PC Hound to post your system build.

    If you have any questions and/or comments about this or any of the other Gen[H]ard-related sticky threads, please post them in the GenHard Sticky Discussion thread.
     
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  2. Dangman

    Dangman Ninja Editor SuperMod

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    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
    Mainly web/email. Frequent HD viewing from online sources. Light gaming (WOW).

    2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
    $400 before taxes and shipping

    3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible.

    Canada

    4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. The word "Everything" is not a valid answer. Please list out all the parts you'll need.
    CPU, Mobo, and RAM

    5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
    2x WD800JB, 1x WD6400AAKS, BenQ DW1640, Antec P160, Antec TruePower 2.0 550W, and 7800GT

    6) Will you be overclocking?
    mildly

    7) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it?
    22", but may upgrade to 24" within the next month

    8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
    ASAP

    9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Crossfire or SLI support? eSATA? Onboard video (as a backup or main GPU)? etc.
    RAID, LPT Parallel header or port (for my LJ1100), COM header or port (for my UPS)

    10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If so, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit?
    Yes, XP OEM


    These are the parts I was thinking about:
    $85 - Asus M3N78-VM AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI Micro ATX
    $72 - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W
    $51 - A-Data 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800 ADQVE1B16K

    You can copy and paste from here, replace *** with your answers:
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    Thanks you enginurd for the recommendation.

    Note: When you do list out your parts, please provide the names for those parts for speedier assistance.
     
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  3. Parker

    Parker Limp Gawd

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    2.1) Are you including rebates?
     
  4. tiraides

    tiraides [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You don't need to bump this thread. There is a link to it on the revised Gen[H]ard FAQ sticky.
     
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