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 Building My 1st Desktop, Can't Pick A Graphics Card - Forum Just ordered my 1st build...how 'd I do? - Forum My 1st build at 55. - Forum 1st Build Advice - Need help finalizing the build - Forum Mentally Handicapped Person Needs Help Picking Parts 4 1st Liquid Rig! - 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 1st Build , Gaming ~$1000 Forum £400-£500 Gaming 1st build (AMD) Please help :) Forum Help picking parts with my 1st build Forum 1st timer seeking advice on an i7 2600K build Forum Need help 1st build !!! Forum My first build , How to pick a PSU . Forum Need some advice on my 1st time build Forum 1st Build ever! I5-2500K P67 $1000 under PC Forum How 's this for a 1st time build ? Forum Gaming Build: Budget $2,300 Forum Comments on this "sweet spot" $2000 new build. Forum My BOM: How did I do? (1st timer) Forum Suggestions/Comments wanted on this build Forum Any suggestions on this build? Forum Build A Computer Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !