LF suggestions for a new PC

By Flopi
Dec 5, 2009
  1. Hey all, im looking to upgrade my 3 years old pentiumD, geforce 8600GT system with something newer and after some research i got to this configuration:

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
    Kingston KVR800D2N5/2G + Kingston KVR800D2N5/1G
    HDD WD5000AADS
    CHIEFTEC A-135 500W APS-500S
    ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/512M
    - op sys on 32 bit
    all in a budget of aprox 800$.

    I'll be using the new PC for software developing and gaming.
    Any suggestions or opinions are appreciated.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Asus nake great boards but are known to be very picky about the RAM installed. Every Asus motherboard model is given a list of recommended RAM for said motherboard.

    Make sure the Kingston (they make an excellent product) is the right Kingston for that Asus.

    Also, get a better power supply.
  3. Flopi

    Flopi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i checked the manual of the motherboard and it seems that this model of RAMs are compatible.

    What power supply would you recomand for such a system ?
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Are you including the cost of OS in $800? How much is the OS coming to?

    I would definitely select a different processor. At your budget the AND Phenom II X4 955 BE is the best buy. Going with an i5 would be slightly more expensive.

    Also look at the Corsair 550VX PSU.
  5. Flopi

    Flopi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i already have the OS.
    Thx for the ideas :).
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

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