What I'm getting for my NEW rig.. Mobo, GF Card, PSU, Ect..

By ZeroCount · 11 replies
Jun 1, 2006
  1. I'm building my first computer, and this is what it is going to be. I have helped my friend build his, but this is all on me. I can't wait, no seriously, I’m excited.

    This is the new Case I'm getting, tell me what you think, don't be fooled by the price.

    This is the Mobo I'm getting, it's VERY affordable, and a very good design.

    Graphics card x2, very nice..

    Processor, man I have an Intel right now, I cant wait to get it out of my house, I love AMD.

    Power supply, Rosewill rocks!!

    And I’m taking my original HD's from my old computer to put into this one. Same goes for the ROM’s, oh, and my 512 x 2 = 1GB Kingston RAM.

    Well, Ideas? Thoughts? Concerns? Anything else I can put into a question mark?
  2. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Ok, well, just make sure your HD is compatible with your new mobo, also, your PSU chice is good, but the case comes with a PSU. Otherwise, great build! :D
  3. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Get a single 7900GT, it will yeild about the same performance as 2 7600GT's, and the future option for SLI. 7900GS's are good too.
  4. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    I agree with F1N3ST. A single 7900GT will be better than 2 7600GTs and also will allow for SLI in future. It costs less too.

    XFX 7900GT $260
  5. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    How about this PC for my dad to do office work:

    GIGABYTE GA-K8NF-9 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard $67.99

    Rosewill R103A Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply with 20+4 pin connector - $29.99

    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1.8GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - $64.00

    Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory - $54.99

    CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache ATAPI/E-IDE 16X DVD±R DVD Burner W/ 5X DVD-RAM Write $34.99

    PNY VCG66256XPB Geforce 6600 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card $54.99

    Total: $306.95(without shipping)

    What do u guys think?
  6. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    You dont need a GFX card, get a integrated sw123, and you need windows XP.
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    That PC can even be a gaming machine :)
  8. VacaXXX

    VacaXXX TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Im not very knowledgeable, but your case only has space for 1 fan.
    Do you think it will be able to keep your SLI setup cool enough to run safely?
  9. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    I have a copy of XP and I no that I dont need a gfx card, but my mobo doesnt come with intergrated.
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    For office work that PC is great. You can use a lower graphics card if you want to because ordinary office applications do not demand a lot from graphics cards. Do you already have a hard drive? I notice you didn't list one.
  11. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Decent system.


  12. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Oh I missed the HD, but we have a 10 GB with my dad's data on it, so were going to use that, and also is there a PCI SCSI controller anywhere?

    Heres a link to the new HDD:

    Also, the heavy GFX card is for my sister because she plays lots of games on the old computer the new one is going to replace by christmas.

    Perhaps you guys can tell me what I can do to help finance(I'm 12)

    Cheers, sw123
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