Building a computer need help

By Great1122
Sep 13, 2009
  1. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    lol great the 4850 you have is a ddr3 video card and yes your system will take future cards to.
  2. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 109

    Raybay, I already got an ocz 500w power supply along with the card, so that's all taken cover of. I think I'm sticking with my build now, since it can be upgraded to 8 gb of ram, I'm aware of 16 gb mobo's, It has great compatibility with my current emachines case. As for windows, I have installed a Gateway recovery disk on the emachines stock before, it works with minimum specs and as for hardware, Optical drives are OK, never checked the 12 in 1 flash card reader, usb ports work, the only thing is that I can't use a ps/2 mouse, which I will have to replace with any usb mouse. But the gateway is not the one I'll be installing as its 32 bit. I'll have to install my hp which I've never tried before as I don't have any other 64 bit. Also, is there a specific windows for intel or amd? If so that's a problem, otherwise its not. Klepto, you're right it is a gddr3, never realized it lol, but I'm mainly talking about the DX11 cards, or would my card be upgradeable to DX11. Thanks guys, I now believe I'm getting most for my money.
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,426   +142

    Thats bad. It probably only works because Gateway and emachines are both very similar design.

    I think it is a liability :(.

    Probably not, but replacing the card will work fine.
  4. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 109

    Its cool, I can install the drivers from online later anyways, and most of the mobo drivers come with the cd anyways, so anyways is a dual channel kit really necessary because I found a better deal for a single stick, I'm talking about ram BTW. Also a pc2-5300 ddr2 ram should be compatible with my Mobo right?
  5. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 109

    Though I posted this before, here is my final build (already got everything waiting for them to arrive):

    HDD: 160 GB SATA

    MOBO: Gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2P

    Processor: AMD regor 245 x2 2.9 GHz ( I didn't get the 3.0 GHz 250 because this one saved me 10 bucks, plus I have to pay tax on Newegg since I live in NJ so the cheaper the better).

    RAM: PNY 2 gb dual channel (Wasn't sure about PNY at first for gaming computers, but I read they're easily over clocked, which I probably won't even need so thats that).

    GPU: Palit 512 mb 4850 GDDR3

    PSU: OCZ 500w SXS

    Everything else needed most likely I already have, besides heat spreaders if they're really needed for the ram, I won't be doing much OC'ing with that ram though.

    So thank you Ritwik, Klepto, and Rage, and all of you other guys for helping me. Please do provide your thoughts for this system for my budget of 250 dollars it was. Two things I'm planning to upgrade in the future are RAM: trying to go for the full 8 gb and GPU obviously.
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,426   +142

    No need for a RAM cooler or heat spreaders for RAM, it just doesn't get hot enough without serious overvolting.
  7. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 109

    Ok thank you hellokitty.
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    That looks like a great budget system. Good job! :grinthumb
  9. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +8

    Nice build for the budget. :)
  10. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 109

    Ok thank you guys, Got all the parts and got the Computer working, hopefully it lasts.
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