I AM LOOKING AT BUILDING A NEW PC, AND I HAVE PICKED OUT THE PARTS I WANT TO USE. THIS WILL BE MY FIRST EVER SELF BUILT PC. IM ONLY 15 AND THUS DO NOT HAVE A LOT OF DOUGH SO I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU COULD TELL ME IF THESE ARE GOOD PRICES AND IF THE PARTS ARE COMPATIBLE. I WILL BE DOING A MEDIUM AMOUNT OF GAMING MOSTLY JUST AMERICA'S ARMY AND BATTLEFIELD 2. THANKS A LOT!
Ultra Black Aluminus ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports and Ultra 500-Watt Power Supply - $100 FROM TIGERDIRECT
Seagate / 320GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive - $80 FROM TIGERDIRECT
ABIT Fatal1ty AN9 32X Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP/SPP 190 ATX AMD Motherboard - $170 FROM NEWEGG
ABIT Guru Panel (GP-02) Controller Panel - $19 FROM NEWEGG
XFX PVT71JYHE9 GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP ExTreme Edition Video Card - $290 FROM NEWEGG
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - $233 FROM NEWEGG
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - $215 FROM NEWEGG
NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - $30 FROM NEWEGG
TOTAL - $1137
PS - IT WOULD BE A BIG UPGRADE FROM WHAT I HAVE NOW
AMD 2800+ ATHLON XP 120GB 7200RPM HD A SHITTY MOBO FROM HP 512MB RAM (ACTUALLY 448MB BECUZ OF INTEGRATED GPU) 64MB VIDEO CD-ROM DVD+R BURNER
You might want to consider core 2 duo, but other then that it looks good. And you are going to need a power supply.
The case includes a PSU.
Get a X1950XT for 270$ instead of the 7950GT. Unless you specifically want to play games in ridiculous resolutions (which the 7950GT can't do for newer games anyway), you will have a superior card in the X1950XT, even if it has 256mb less of gddr. Its a bit cheaper too.
I have this card, I can tell you its a VERY good buy.
Bs|Archaon;3390495The case includes a PSU.
Well, cases that come with powersupply are usually shit.
I suggest looking into another PSU.
But overall. The computer is looking good.
Looking good, two suggestions The Duel core Processor is a Must have when build a new system. And Yes a PSU. General rule of thumb case PSU are used for backup only.
Get a a duel 512 grafix card. smooth as silk
Ultra PSUs aren't that bad really. It's not something I'd buy seperately, granted, but that's most because I'm a Tagan whore. :p
Thanks a lot you guys! I think I'll stick with the PSU, that's included, I'm chea p and I don't think it's a bad PSU. I am not a fan of Intel so I'll stick with the AMD. CNET tested them and AMD came out on top. I don't know what to do about the video card, I think I want that one so I can SLI in the future when I get money for another card, plus the reviews are good for it. I might be getting a widscreen LCD so the resolution might be a little weird. Thanks for the comments.
It would be nice if you told us the PSU.
And the benchmarks that CNET preformed are obsoloete becuase they were using the Pentium D processor line. The Intel Core 2 Duo out performs it's AMD counter parts by a decent bit. But the all of the AMD 64's are at insanely low prices at the moment, making them a great deal.