New Computer Build

By r3claimer · 4 replies
Oct 25, 2008
  1. Okay, I've come up with a new system build, probably much more updated than my last, and geared more towards the Home Theater system, although I do plan to play games on this.

    Chassis – Tagan Diablo Diablo

    Power Supply – NZXT PP600 Watt Power Supply (SLI –Support)

    CPU – Intel Core 2 Quad (Q9450 2.66 GHz , 12M L2 Cache)

    Motherboard – Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

    RAM – Mushkin Xtreme 2x 2GB 996599

    Video Card – XFX GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB DDR3

    Hard Drive(s) – 2 Western Digital 160GB 7,200RPM Drives

    Optical Drive – LG BLU-Ray Rewritable Internal Drive

    Speakers – Logitech X-240 25 Watts 2.1 Speaker

    OS –Windows XP Home Edition

    Chassis----------- $120.00
    Power Supply ---$70.00
    CPU ----------------$330.00
    Motherboard -----$120.00
    RAM ----------------$120.00
    Video Card -------$300.00
    Hard drives -------$84.00
    Optical Drive -----$275.00
    Speakers ---------$36.00
    OS ------------------$180.00
    Total: ---------------$1,635.00

    (Please not that the additional OS is not figured into the cost, as I may be able to receive one for free.)

    Can you guys please tell me if this mother board will support everything i'm trying to put into it? Feel free to make suggestions about tweaking. Thanks In Advance.

    Here's a link to my previous build if anyone is interested:
  2. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    If I were you , I would definately not get XP home. It will only support about 3 gigs of your ram, and a google search will reveal multi-core cpu compatability issues with XP home. I would get vista 64 bit, because it will support all your ram, and in my opinion, vista is superior to XP.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Ditto on the Vista recommendation. Also, get a better PSU, like the Corsair 550VX.
  4. r3claimer

    r3claimer TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    At least I know I can only use 3GB of RAM. This doesn't really bother me though, the extra GB isn't going to do much, considering that the computer will rarely use 3GB, let alone 4GB, also, I probably don't need an SLI supported Power Supply, considering I would only but one Video card, and my motherboard doesn't even support it, (At least, I don't think it does.) However, I do want a power supply with 600 Watts because, if you look at my chassis, you'll notice it has 2 built-in fans, one 360mm, one 250mm, and it also has room for a 120mm fan in back. I imagine such large fans will probably draw a lot of power, and seeing as i'm going to be running the 9800GX2 and a Quad Core, my guess is that I'll want those running whenever i'm doing anything remotely stressful to the parts. In any case, do you have any suggestions for such a Power Supply? Also, can I use 2 Hard Drives on this comp and format an OS on each? I would prefer to have both Vista and Xp, as I have uses for both of them, until Cloud comes out, in which case, i might ditch Vista or Xp and replace it with that.
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    The Corsair 650TX can be had for pretty low at and Newegg and is an excellent reliable PSU.
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