Review my new computer build?

By GRunyon ยท 7 replies
Jul 23, 2007
  1. Hello everyone... I've been thinking about building myself a new computer for a long time and just recently with graduation and my birthday I have enough money. I went through newegg and found the best processor I can get thats still reasonable... then matched it to a motherboard and threw a reasonable graphics card in with 4 gigs of ram. Does anyone think they can do better for less or the same amount of money?

    Oh yeah, and for my graphics card it says that it needs 28 amps on the 12v rail. The most I can find is 18 amps... help?

    CPU: $335

    Motherboard: $149

    Video Card: $516

    Memory: $245

    Hard Drive: $80

    CD/DVD RW: $33

    Case: $50

    Power Supply:
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    i've found some 22A Enermax psu's but i'm still looking ;)
  3. GRunyon

    GRunyon TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    haha... I found some 20a myself... and some 30a on a 350 dollar power unit... but nothing reasonable

    I think its kind of stupid to pay more for my power supply then I am for my Ram
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    here's one with 28A 12V rails, it's probably a bit overkill on the wattage front but still, it doesn't hurt to have extra watts :D

    enermax make amazing psu's, i used to have a 385W one and it never let me down
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Paying more for your power supply than your RAM is not stupid. A poor quality power supply can kill a whole system permenantly. So that's thousands of dollars out the door when your cheap *** PSU blows. When considering a build or upgrade that requires a new PSU, I choose the PSU first, then fit the rest of the build/upgrade into the budget, instead of squeezing in a garbage power supply with the last 10% of my money.

    Just make sure you get a good quality power supply.

    The build is looking good, although with such high performance parts you might want to get a high performance 680i motherboard instead of that mid-range board you're getting now.
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Why an SLI board if you're not going to run SLI?
  7. GRunyon

    GRunyon TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    To tell you the truth, my motherboard selection only consisted of finding something that has a 1333mhz fsb... then I found the one with the most reviews and figured that was the popular way to go.
  8. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    If you're spending so much money on a motherboard, it had better get some good reviews.

    As for something that supports the 1333mhz fsb, there are many other choices. Alot of the other boards which were designed for a slower speed have been updated to support the 1333mhz fsb as well.

    You might also want to check out the new P35 chipset, those are designed for 1333mhz fsb.

    There really isn't any need for an SLI board if you're not going to use it, its a pretty expensive feature, you actually pay extra for that.
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