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I need to build a PC, is there any software with a components wizard (to avoid bottlenecks)

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Hi i was searching in the internet a software that make my life easier.
Sometimes people ask me for advice to buy a good computer, but is an annoying job to search the specifications of bus speed, memory speed, processor speed, vga speed, etc...and etc..... of differents components and brands to combine them in 1 computer and avoid bottlenecks.
 
That's the question, is there any software with some kind of algorithm wizard that help me build a pc, for ex. if you want a Pentium4 the wizard discards the motherboards compatible with celeron and show me the most optimum motherboards for that processor, including speeds, this is simlply for avoid bottlenecks.

Obviously this software must be updateable, for introduce new cpu, mothers, memory.... models

Anyone know if it's there a closer solution?

Thank you
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by:nobus
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at hp, you can use the help me choose tel line or online chat :  
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/store_access.do?template_type=landing&landing=desktops&aoid=1029&jumpid=re_R602_prodexp/hpcom/psg/desktops

see under " Need assistance?"
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by:nobus
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btw, you don't need to buy a HP, but the wizrd will point you to the desired  parts
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by:Flotron
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ok, that's a start, but i need something a little more technical, something more free, for ex: like let me decide processor, and from there show me the alternates motherboards compatible with that cpu, and so on with the other components
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by:Christophermagee
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Hmmmm i dont really think there is anything out there with that much detail, i hate to say it but i think you will just have to do the research.
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by:jasonpaine
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I agree with Christophermagee must do research:
http://www.anandtech.com/
http://www.tomshardware.com/
http://www.newegg.com/        example: If you see a processor on newegg it tells what motherboard and memory are compatible with that processor, make life easy

I just put together the following box from researching different websites, the internet is the only bottle neck with cable internet connection.

AMD ADA4600BVBOX ProcessorsView Pic  AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Manchester 2.4GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADA4600BVBOX - Retail  

DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

(2) CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model Twinx2048-3200c2 - Retail

(2): Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

(2): eVGA 512-P2-N637-AR GeForce 7950GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Superclocked Video Card - Retail
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by:nobus
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i meant, if you choose a pc, look at the specs it points you to, then you have an idea of what you are looking for.
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by:Flotron
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i have assumed that a kind of software were in the market, i think that a tool like that would be indispensable for hardware enthusiast, rare that no one exploit it, or i'm the only crazy guy spending time calculating the extacts compatibilities and speeds.
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by:nobus
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>>  a tool like that would be indispensable   <<   those who know, don't need it.
but it could be useful.
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by:Flotron
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nobus, (those who know, don't need it), what 's that? i want a tool that help me avoid a laborious job, that's all, i don't ask too much.

And i was wondering if anyone knows, and nobody knows, ok, so don't spend saliva trying to convince me that are other ways
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by:Flotron
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I found it!, no expert could help me, but i found the nearest solution for my problem here is the link: http://indigo.intel.com/mbsg/default.aspx 
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by:nobus
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that is like the HP wizard, just a bit tailored to intel . .
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by:Flotron
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Sorry but that hp wizard don't help me at all, this is the nearest solution, and it was found by me, and it's not similar to the hp solution: http://indigo.intel.com/mbsg/default.aspx
So rindi, if you think that nobus solved my problem, this website havn't got the standards i expect.

Sorry my english
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by:nobus
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ok- maybe i did not find your solution - because it does not exist.
I suppose the reason is that hardware changes every month in many aspects, so if you find one (general) it must be updated at least weekly.
As i said, if you use the help me choose wizard from hp, and look at the specs of the hardware components, you can buy them from different suppliers.  That is the closest aswer to your problem i know.
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