First time computer builder

By robc1993 · 10 replies
Sep 26, 2008
  1. OK i think i have a rig i like, but the thing is this is my first build ever and not sure that all parts work with each other or that the psu is enough watts. also parts that could be improved for about the same price would be good. Fed up with dell that i can't upgrade easily !! i had a max of £500 to spend , this came in at 480 including delivery. i am in the UK otherwise would of brought from newegg .

    gonna be running vista home edd or xp i haven't decided.

    Kingston 4gb (2x2gb) Ddr2 800mhz Memory Non-ecc Cl5 - Ebuyer

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Energy Efficient 95W edition Socket 775 (2.40GHz) G0 Stepping L2 8MB Cache OEM Processor - Ebuyer

    EV Black Mid Tower Gaming Case with Massive 14cm Front Fan - No PSU - Ebuyer

    Gigabyte GA-P35-S3G iP35 Socket 775 6 channel audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

    Sapphire HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI Dual slot cooler HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer

    Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache - OEM - Ebuyer
    Corsair 450W VX 450W PSU - ATX12V v2.2

    this is meant for gaming on a cash limit

    thanks for any time you spend on this.
  2. robc1993

    robc1993 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thinking of buying in 10 -20 hours , just say yes if you think it would work. just need to know

    sorry for using your time

    ( computer "newbie" trying to learn )
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Try making these changes:

    Grand Total = £498.68 with free shipping on all items. Do remember that you'll need a 64-bit version of whatever OS you want to run, so you can take take advantage of all of your RAM. Everything else looks great.

    You're good to go. :)
  4. DaMak420

    DaMak420 TS Rookie Posts: 189

    Does the 4850 fit well in a mid tower?

    If it is comparable (not sure) in size to a gtx280 it may be a VERY tight fit.

    I have a full ATX case, and my gtx280 is cramped. I had to use the lower bay for my HD's instead of the upper.
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    The reference GTX 280 is a dual-slot card and is 10.5 inches long. It also requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin power connector. The HD 4850 is single-slot and 9 inches long, so it will fit comfortably into any mid-tower case. It also requires only one 6-pin power connector.
  6. robc1993

    robc1993 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for your time

    i will prob make all the changes u noted thanks
  7. DaMak420

    DaMak420 TS Rookie Posts: 189

    I was only concerned with the length, not so much the width. but im glad to know it will fit :)
  8. robc1993

    robc1993 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    only other thing i was worried about was is a 450 psu ok ?
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    The Corsair 450VX is an excellent PSU and can put other similarly-rated PSUs to shame. Needless to say, it will be more than sufficient for your system.
  10. robc1993

    robc1993 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    thanks for all your help- gonna hold a month before i buy and bit a little better mobo
  11. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

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