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Building First PC

By Nacm112
Oct 9, 2007
  1. Hello,
    im looking to build my first PC for gaming mostly and some recording.
    Im not very fluent with computers but i have an okay understanding. I want something that will be easy to upgrade in the future and will be able to keep up with upcoming games. Im trying to learn more about it before i start. My budget is about $600-$700 maybe $800USD at the most. So any advice, tips, suggestions are greatly appreciated
     
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    First welcome to Techspot!

    What does your budget include? Do you need the budget to include a monitor? A keyboard/mouse? Speakers? Maybe just the tower itself?

    That said, I'd look into getting a p35 intel chipset board(if you want to go with an intel cpu), like one of these.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127031
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136038

    If you want to overclock, then you can get a lower end cpu(like an e2160 or e4300) and overclock it. If not go with a mid range core 2 duo.

    I'd probably get this ram, as it's a great deal right now($65) for 2gb ddr800.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098

    For a video card, if you can afford it, a 8800gts 320mb or a 2900 pro 512mb would be good choices.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102706
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150171

    If those are too much, you might look into some older but still fast cards like the x1950xt or the 7900gs.

    I think a power supply like this would be a nice one(corsair 520w)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139001

    That leaves the hard drive(s), dvd drive(s), case/cooling, and operating system to be decided.

    Oh, and here's a system building guide that's pretty helpful.
    http://www.mechbgon.com/build/index.html

    Best wishes.
     
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

  4. Nacm112

    Nacm112 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the advice
    i havent had that much time to invest in this as i would like
     
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