1st build, and how to pick a PSU Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Product Last response: November 16, 2005 1:23 AM in Systems Share localrob2 November 15, 2005 8:41:26 PM This is my first build,do you notice any problems? I was shooting for <$600. I still need a case and power source MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 POWERCOLOR R43CA-GD3D Radeon X800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) CHAINTECH AV-512 6 (5.1) Channels PCI Interface Sound Card I'm going to salvage my old rom drives and keep my hard drive. What do you think? Also how can I tell what type of power source I need. I mean how many watts? More about : 1st build pick psu strikefighter November 15, 2005 8:49:18 PM There are ways to calculate it but when I built my last computer I just bought the biggest baddest power supply I could afford. I got a 600W Ultra for a very reasonable price. Just make sure you check out the amps and make sure they are adequate especially the 12v as that is what your graphics card will use. pickxx November 15, 2005 11:36:24 PM Get a 350W enermax or fortron source....they will have great 12v lines and it should be more then enough for you right now..... Related resources My first build, How to pick a PSU. - Forum 1st Build, Looking for Suitable PSU [HELP!] - Forum 1st Time PC build and choosing a psu for future upgrades - Forum building low end gaming rig ,help me pick a psu - Forum In the middle of 1st Build. Asus z87 Pro and PSU issue - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer localrob2 November 16, 2005 1:03:21 AM excellent, thanks a lot for the advice. Otherwise does this system look alright, I'm hoping to play the newest games pickxx November 16, 2005 1:10:09 AM Yeah that is a great budget system....i dont know how strapped for cash you are...but i would have gone with this http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=AA39230 because its as good as the 6800GT at all res settings and its 199.99. Someone else said they found a X850XT for 199.99 if you can get that deal get it. If not get the GS. other then that you are good to go. localrob2 November 16, 2005 1:13:37 AM really, thank you for helping. I'll probably be back here when I can't get the thing to boot up for the first time :? pickxx November 16, 2005 1:23:45 AM Have fun, you should have no problems Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow is my build (1st one) Forum SolvedPSU question on 1st Build Forum SolvedNeed help with picking parts [1st build] Forum SolvedHow Solid Is this Build? 1st timer. Forum How do you pick the correct PSU wattage? Forum SolvedPicking out parts for 1st (gaming) build, mobo troubles! Forum Solved1st, How do I overclock? How high can I OC? and what else can I do till I build my new Computer? Forum SolvedGood PSU For My 1st Build Forum How is this build, and can anyone help pick different parts? Forum Budget gaming pc build, need feedback and help to pick a psu Forum Solvedhow can i allow people to pick parts online so i can build them a computer. Forum SolvedPC build newbie - Help 1st (low budget) build mobo/CPU/PSU start? Forum SolvedWhen building a gaming computer, how do I evenly pick my CPU and GPU? Forum SolvedIs this psu descent build quality? 1st Build Help Forum Solved1st build. i7 2600k/2 570s Gaming PC. PSU/Keyboard/mouse Suggestions Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !