Building a new System

By eafshar
Oct 5, 2008
  1. I am building a new system with Specs
    CPU: Intel core 2 Due E8400
    RAM: 2gb OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 1066Mhz
    MotherBoard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R Socket 775 intel P45
    Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB, 7200rpm, 32mb Cach
    Graphic Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3
    Case: Antec Sonata III Quiet Supper mid tower 500 WATT power source

    the setup with vista Home Edition 32Bit and a CD/dvd drive costs+ assembly cost of 30$ costs $1095.43

    i wanted to see what u guys think on the specs? anything im missing. im getting it built for my kid brother who will only use it for gaming.

    i was thinking that i should go with the 4850 1gb version but its 50$ more.. was wonder if its worth it. i think the mother board is good as it allows me to do crossfire with another 4850 later down the road..

    what do u think about the ram? i don't no much about RAM's so I'd appreciate any help.

    i think the CPU is good since he's not gonna be multitasking enough for a quad.. and for gaming i think 8400 is more than enough..

    Also any ideas on how to lower the price but not really sacrifice any performance?

    at the same time Dell has this
    PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor E8400 (6MB L2 Cache,3.0GHz,1333FSB)
    OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Service Pack 1
    MEMORY 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 DIMMs
    HARD DRIVE 500GB - Seagate 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
    GRAPHICS CARD nVidia GeForce 9800 GT 512MB
    OPTICAL DRIVE Single Drive: 16X DVD-ROM Drive
    MONITOR No Monitor
    SOUND CARD Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

    for $1015 is the extra performance worth the extra 80$?

    Appreciate all input.
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,297   +27

    The HD 4850 outperforms the 9800GTX easily and will obviously be faster than a 9800GT, so I think the extra $80 is absolutely worth it. And no, the 1GB model will not be a good investment.
  3. eafshar

    eafshar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 86

    i was thinking the same since i can later do crossfire and am also getting a better mother board and high clocked RAM.
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