New gaming pc

By Biopioo
Nov 25, 2006
  1. Im putting together a new gaming pc in which i plan to play most of the latest games (mainly fps). I have an approximate budget of $2000 (New Zealand dollars =P)

    Heres what ive come up with:
    Motherboard: Asustek P5B Deluxe Intel P965 WiFi-AP ATX *
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz
    Memory: G SKILL 1 GB DDR2-800 (PC-5400)
    Video Card: Sapphire X1950Pro PCIE Video Card
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S182D 18X
    Case: Raidmax Sagitta Gaming Tower Case 520W
    Monitor: AOC 196S 19" LCD 8ms 1280x1024 Silver

    I was hoping someone could tell me if this would all work together and if not, recommend similar parts that would (within the same money bracket)

    Any help would be much appreciated
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Nice system! making me wish I could afford it...

    I'd recommend a better power supply, something like this. It's a very stable PSU, from what I've seen. Also, you might want to go widescreen w/your monitor; that's kind of up to you.

    hope it works well for you (once youve got it built :) )

  3. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Yeah that build will work perfect but if I was you I would get the RAM to 2gigs so you wont have to upgrade later in the future for games like Crysis
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    I would change that power supply ASAP if I were you. It's a crappy quality one and can make ur PC go boom very easily when it dies. Try Antec, Fortron FSP, Enermax, CoolerMaster and Thermaltake for good-quality, reliable and relatively inexpensive PSUs.
  5. Biopioo

    Biopioo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cool, thanks for the advice ;)
  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    I say switch out your video card for an 8800gtx they are DX10 compatible and about 2-3 times faster then what your currently have. If that can fit in your budget (idk your currency).
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    8800GTS To not blow the damn bank!
  8. seemab123

    seemab123 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    why not just get an antec case for quality psu saves money if your looking for that extra gig memory.
  9. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Let me recommend to you this power supply.
    nVidia 8800 GPUs are excellent, but did you want to spend that much? If so, something like this for a video card.
    For RAM, get 2 sticks of this. It's cheaper to buy 2 of these than the 2gb package.
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