MOTHERBOARD: (Socket AM2)MSI K9N4 SLI-F nForce 500 SLI Chipset DDR2/800 SATA-II RAID MBoard w/ Dual 16x PCI-Express PROCESSOR: X2 3800+ AMD ( I understand Intel is better but im going with AMD) RAM: 2 Gig Corsair Ram DDR2 PC6400 HARDDRIVE: 80 GIG SATA 7200 RPM POWERSUPPLY: NZXT 500 watt (Rated good/reliable) VIDEO CARD : Nvidia EVGA 7950GT 512mb
So Can someone review that tell me if there will be any bottlenecking,mismatchs, etc. Thanks
I wouldn't try that PSU with a higher end video card (Get an Antec, Seasonic, Fortron/FSP, etc). Everything else looks like it should be fine as long as the processor is socket AM2.
Its socket AM2 and what do you think of a Apevia powersupply?
*EDIT* Is it just not enough power or is it the company?
Id wait for the new line up of graphic cards to be released. And go for an 8 series card or so.. The 8800GTS 320 mb costs as much as a 7950gt, where the 8800 seemingly is better, plus it supports directx10. Im not saying you really should go for a newer card, but u could atleast see what they have to offer.
Except I do NOT want Windows Vista, plus the 8800 will go down in price once more dx 10 cards come out.
U dont need windows vista to have a dx10 card, u could also use it as a dx9 card, the 320 mb GTS will still perform better as the 7950gt. And as u mentioned urselve, the price of the dx10 cards will probably drop.
Will my 500 watt PSU be good enough for the 7950 though : )?? I hope it is
Thats my whole computer right there, overkill with PSU?
I wouldn't go for that power supply as people said already.. The power supply is not a over kill, its the company.. And get a 8800GTS 320MB. Its faster, and cost the same, as said above already also. Also, upgrade to a higher Athlon Dual Core. The 3800+ wont really get it. Get a 4600+ or a 5000+. Much better, and much faster.
If he's going to go for a higher Athlon, he should get a Core 2 Duo. I assume he's getting the X2 3800+ because it's considerably cheaper than a C2D (they cost about £70 in the UK, which when the basic E4300 costs £110 is quite a difference). Which is probably why nobody has commented on him going AMD, because in that price range AMD is still king. If he goes higher, then AMD isn't king anymore.
As for the PSU, I wouldn't put much faith in an untested company either (making PSUs is a lot different to banging some metal into shape, after all). Go for something with a reputation, eg Tagan or Antec. A decent 500W is probably about right for your system though. It's not overkill but you should have some headroom.