I only have about an hour until I have to buy this computer and I was hoping you guys could see if it all fits/and is awesome, I was only thinking about spending 6-700 bucks and to me I think this thing will kick ass completely.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Motherboard: ASUS P5K-E Newegg.com - ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Graphics: XFX 8600 GTS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150228
Total adds up to around 660.
So, is everything cool in here or what? Please help me as I need to order this almost immediately!
If your going to use this for gaming you won't get much out of a 8600GT. They are pretty low-endish. For your price range I really must suggest the X1950 Pro. Its DX9 yes, but its miles ahead of a 8600GT in speed for the same price. BTW: If your building this from scratch I hope you know that you don't have a CD/DVD drive, Harddrive, or Operating System in your list.
Im changing the graphics to this, but it wont update Newegg.com - XFX PVT84GUDF3 GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Yeah, I'd go with Steven, change the video card. The ATI should work well for you, the higher bit interface will work a lot better for gaming.
WaspSYF;3986709Im changing the graphics to this, but it wont update Newegg.com - XFX PVT84GUDF3 GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
The X1950Pro I linked in my first post is still faster than the 8600GTS and cheaper.
Id change that crap Rosewill PSU with Antec EarthWatts 430W or Seasonic S12 430W or Corsair VX450W. Also you can get cheaper RAM Newegg.com - OCZ S.O.E 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Well, good news I got all the parts today... except the case from a different site which will be coming any day now.
Now Ive helped make computers before, but not entirely... could you guys give me a quick run through or link that will? Also, what do I have to do about BIOS and whatnot?
Just read all of the manuals, they should tell you exactly what to do. As for the BIOS, I just had to load optimal settings, your mobo might say to do something different.
See if you can afford a lower end of the 8800 brands, that'll out perform the 8600 by a landslide.
SteelSabre;4000077See if you can afford a lower end of the 8800 brands, that'll out perform the 8600 by a landslide.
Dude I already got the parts... lol, the case was in Kansas yesterday and I live in florida so I expect it tomorrow... although its crappy fedex, so who knows