|02-16-2007, 02:53 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Preliminaries of a new build
It's about time for a new computer and this time I'd thought I'd build it myself. It's still a ways off, but I would like to get started looking for some deals.
One question I have is about bluetooth. I absolutely hate wired keyboards and mice. Can't stand them. Ideally I would like to go bluetooth. I've been looking around at different mobos but none of them mention anything about supporting bluetooth. Is it just a given now-a-days? I also searched for a bluetooth pci card, but came up with nothing. So do the mobos these days support bluetooth natively? or how is bluetooth supported?
Also, should I even go bluetooth? Should I just stick with the RF wireless, which I heard aren't as good. I mean if bluetooth is a little more difficult to get working, is that the path I should go?
I'm pretty much sold on the intel E6600 dual core. From what I understand, that has the most bang for the buck. And that's what I'm looking for - Bang. So if I'm mistaken about that, please let me know.
Now about the motherboard again. I'm looking for good quality. I'm willing to pay a little extra. There is no need for PATA or legacy crap like that, nor for onboard video. Is the intel P965 chipset the best way to go? And which brand do I trust? There are so many, I can't keep track of who's who.
That's it for now. I'm just trying to get a good idea of what I need to look for. Thanks for your input.
p.s. My budget is around 1,500. But I already have a sweet monitor so that doesn't count as an expense.
Last edited by CeeDub; 02-16-2007 at 03:03 AM.
|02-16-2007, 09:00 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Boston, MA
Bluetooth is not standard on desktops. It's mainly used it portable devices and beginning to be standard on laptops as you've seen, but it never really took off on desktops. If that's what you want to do, you'll need one of these.
You won't find a lot of people here who are real big wireless fans in either form though. Just too unstable for more then browsing and word processing. I only suggest it for office computers. But to each their own I guess.
965 is the standard other then the most major gaming rigs, then some people are paying for 975. I would look at the Asus P5B series of motherboards. Probably the P5B-E or Deluxe would be good choices.
HP DM4t / i5-560M / 14.1 WXGA Widescreen / 1GB Radeon Mobility 6370 / 4GB RAM / 320 GB 7200rpm HD / DVD-RW / 802.11n & BT wireless
Abit IC7-G Max II Motherboard / 2.8C 800mhz P4 / 1024 DDR 3200 (2x 512 in Duel Channel) / Saphire Radeon 9800 Pro 128 / Samsung 120 GB SATA HD / Lite-On 16x DVD-ROM / NEC DVD-RW
Last edited by Staren; 02-16-2007 at 09:05 AM.
|02-16-2007, 09:56 AM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Lewisville TX
I have 3 pc hooked up to the wireless router and it works goog.. However I have a bluetooth keyboard and mouse (Logitech) amd man it can be a headace...
MB: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0/Processor: AMD FX 6200 3.8GHZ Black Edition /video Card:Asus GTX 550TI/Ram:Corsair XMS DDR3 8Gig 2x4Gig PC1600/HD:1x150GBWestern Digital Raptor 1x2TB 64Mb Cache Segate Beracuda 7200 SATA /Monitor:ASUS VS247 H-P 23.6"/Keyboard :Logitech K800/ Mouse: Logitech Wireless G700 /Speakers: Logitech G51/Printer/Fax/Scanner:Brother MFC-685CW
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