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I'm thinking about building my own computer.  Any good sites that will walk you through choosing components to fit your needs?
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Eggxpert is a good place to start:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/11/ShowForum.aspx
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We have always liked Tom's inputs for hardware. At the very least, he proves what works together and what doesn't.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/bestconfigs-build-pc,9897.html

Good Luck
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pjam, your link didn't seem to work.
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I just used it fine??
If it doesn't work for you try the site www.eggxpet.com and click on forums.
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It sends me to a Lowering Cholesterol site.  Might be time for a virus scan.
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I like tiger direct. They have some pretty good barebone packages that put everything in one package and all you have to do is pick some onsey twosey things to add on. tigerdirect.com
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Sorry should have been eggxpert.com
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In addition to TigerDirect.com's bare bones packages, it's awesome to look at the reviews of different components (start with motherboards). Many people offer all of their components in their review, and it's a fantastic resource to see what others have tried together, and what has not worked. It has certainly saved me purchasing parts that would not have worked together.
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Thanks jamar_roland and Private_Flyer.  I wonder if that's where Charlie Sheen gets his equipment?  Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Newegg.com and tigerdirect.com is where i buy all my computer parts from

New egg also has some pre configured DIY packages which is a great place to start:
http://www.newegg.com/Store/MasterComboStore.aspx?StoreID=7&name=DIY-PC-Combos

The way I put a system together is by finding what processor and motherboard I want to use, then build from there and make sure to size your power supply based on the other components
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