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New computer im building--decent? suggestions?

By tdizzle
Nov 23, 2006
  1. Im building myself a new computer and just wanted any opinions on the parts or any recomendations for something different. First time doing this so any help is appreciated--I was planning on it being a gaming computer.

    ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium/WiFi-AP Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400
    (I heard that this can be overclocked to 3.1GHz with stock cooling so im pretty sure that would be fine)

    CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model VS2GBKIT667D2

    eVGA 512-P2-N635-AR Geforce 7950GT KO 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3400620A 400GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive

    Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 ATX12V 650W Power Supply with Three 12V Rails


    I have a case and optical drives, my monitor will do for now but im planning on getting an LCD just havnt looked yet. have a hard disk too but want more space. Any suggestions on the above mentioned parts? thanks!
     
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    How much are you willing to spend and do you want to SLi / Crossfire ( 2 videocards ) and exactly what games are you playing? Oblivion and other games with such high-end graphics will need a 7900+ or games like WoW will only need like a 6800 to run with pretty good FPS ( around 40-50 )

    Also you can have Multiple HDs if you really want more space but since you're just a gamer you wont really need more then about 250g because games only take up like 3-4g each

    Here is my build which should be able to run any game:

    Processor

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115005
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

    Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813188009
    eVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

    RAM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145566
    CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) x2


    Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150150
    XFX PV-T71G-UCF7 GeForce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail


    Hard Disk Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341002
    OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply - Retail

    DVD Burner

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152076
    NEC Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE / ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

    Sound Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829111002
    DIAMOND XtremeSound XS71DDL 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

    Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133154
    Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail


    Total: $1436 with shipping
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    tdizzle, one thing wrong I see with your list is your choice of an IDE Ultra ATA100 hard drive. When you say you already have optical drives, I presume you mean at least two. Your motherboard choice, like so many newer ones these days, has only one PATA controller so you will be limited to only two IDE ATA drives. If you get a SATA hard drive instead, that will solve the controller shortage. Either that or you could get a PCI PATA controller card to gain extra PATA controllers. However, you don't have a lot of PCI slots on that motherboard to work with, especially if you set up an SLI configuration with large graphics cards.
     
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