First self build

By dwb152
Dec 21, 2006
  1. This is my first self build so I thought it wise to consult the advice of experts, like the ones who frequent this site. I will be using this system mainly for gaming, however I am on a pretty fixed budget. Any and all advice is welcome

    Mobo - Gigabyte DS3

    CPU - E6400 (2.13)

    Case - Thermaltake Saprano Black

    PSU - Antec True Power Trio 550 (found a very good deal, this is why i choose this psu, after rebates only $75).

    Memory - Corsair XMS2 6400 (800) 512 X 1 (I can only afford 1gb now, but will upgrade to 2gb soon).

    DVD/CD Burner - Samsung 18x, with lightscribe

    Video Card - BFG 7900oc (I got this card for only 150 dollars brand new, with rebates)

    Hard Drive - Western Digital 250gb 7200 rpm

    Like I said before, I will be mainly using this pc for gaming. Im trying to build the best budget pc, while trying not to compromise preformance. Almost all parts from newegg will run approx. $950. Any advice about installation or alternate parts or anything in general is greatly appreicated.
  2. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 444

    Consider running dual hard drives in a raid array for superior performance. you threw all that money in to your new baby, but the slow hard drive will be a potential bottleneck.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    7200 is not that slow. Fairly quick, but a RAID 0 array would boost it. Get a twin hard drive for that purpose.
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