First Build Specs!!!

By Infrared Reflex ยท 9 replies
Dec 3, 2006
  1. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Quite nice, My question is why get a 450w PSU then get a SLI Mobo?

    If you want to get a great PSU for cheap get this one:

    Other then that the rest is great! :D

    Do you know if you can play oblivion with that card or no?

    Also... What about the RAM?
    Did you make sure it's a 184pin and DDR 400? Because if you put a 240pin and DDR something else it will :hotbounce then :hotouch:

    If you are getting recommendations get this:


    RAM (x2 for 2 gigs):


    You can keep the case because it takes ATX mobos :D
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    To answer your question, it appears to me that your list is all compatible. However, there are a couple of issues. Don't forget to decide on your RAM as you left that out. Also, I note that you listed an open box processor which is treated by Newegg as the same as an OEM, therefore, keep in mind that with an OEM you do not get a heatsink and fan. Even though the description that accompanies the open box says heatsink and fan that does not necessarily apply to open box. Anyway, something to be aware of.
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Also, what kind of speakers do you have?

    If you don't have high end speakers, the onboard sound for your motherboard is more than enough. This would save you about $30 which you could then plug into your CPU for example, and get yourself an Athlon64 4000+ (this CPU has the full 1Mb L2 cache as opposed to the 512mb on the 3800+)
  4. Infrared Reflex

    Infrared Reflex TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I need a little while to think if i want an Intel instead =\
  5. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    It's too bad the X2 cpus are getting so hard to find. Couple of questions for you:

    1. What will be the primary use of this system?
    2. Are you planning on re-using some ram (is this why you haven't listed any)?
    3. Why a socket 939 system?
  6. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Core 2 Duo>AMD ANd there best Processor (Excluding Quad FX, which QX6700 Beats the hell out of)
  7. Infrared Reflex

    Infrared Reflex TS Rookie Topic Starter

    1. Gaming (Mostly Counter Strike)
    2. I was but i decided not to
    3. Idk lol im gonna get an intel now
  8. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Ok, depending on budget, decide which core 2 duo to get (The only Intel worth having) and note you can overclock a E6300 to way over 3Ghz on air cooling, so a E6300 and a 40$ cooler will surpass an EE by far, if you want to OC (They are cool and stable :) )
  9. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302


    Change your graphics card to this:
    XFX GeForce 7600 GT XXX-Edition

    It's the exact same thing you have listed, except it's overclocked (faster).
    It has a (slightly) lower price, and much more reviews too.
    In fact, I just bought one of them today, and I love it.

    I remember you posting a while ago saying you're buying a new computer.

    If you have changed your mind from buying the computer and decided to build it instead, then you made the right choice!!

    Good Luck with your build :)
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