Low budget computer build. Is the mobo and processor ok?

ECS nForce 570 SLIT-A v5.1 NVIDIA Socket 775 ATX Motherboard and an Intel Pentium D 830 3.0GHz OEM Processor


Is this mobo and processor any good? And will it all work together(hd, RAM, mobo, dvd/cd burner, case)? I'm building a home computer for gaming on MMO's. I want to know if this mobo and processor will be worth the money since its on sale. I was shooting for an upgradeable computer that is SLI enabled. Later on I can drop in another graphics card if I need to.

here is what i have so far...

BFG GeForce 7600 GT OC / 256MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card
Price: $99.99
Item # B52-7818

ECS nForce 570 SLIT-A v5.1 NVIDIA Socket 775 ATX Motherboard and an Intel Pentium D 830 3.0GHz OEM Processor
Price: $159.99
Item # MBM-570SLI-830

OCZ Dual Channel XTC 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Gamer Memory (2 x 1024MB)
Price: $199.99
Item # O261-8032

Sony DRU-120C Multi-Drive / 16x DVD±R Read / 16x DVD±R Burn / 8x DVD+RW / 6x DVD-RW / 5x DVD-RAM / 8x DVD+R DL / 4x DVD-R DL / 48x24x CD-R/RW / Black Only / Retail Internal DVD Burner
Price: $39.99
Item # S167-4219

Thermaltake TR2 / M21 RX / Socket 775 / Copper Core / CPU Cooling Fan
Price: $19.99
Item # T925-1072

PowerUp 5701 Black/Silver ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB, Audio Ports and Coolmax V-500 500-Watt ATX Power Supply
Price: $29.99
Item # TC3J-2226

Western Digital / Caviar SE 16 / 250GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive
Price: $59.99
Item # TSD-250KS

Ultra Silent 80mm Fan (Dual Ball Bearing)


Thanks for any feedback.
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  1. I've no experience with them but apparently the Nvidia 5x0 series of mobo chipsets are to be avoided.

    Also the Pentium D is a power hog, not to mention its low tech, You'd be better off with a cheap C2D (E4300) and a cheap motherboard (Gigabyte DS3)

    You said that you can drop in another card later (SLI) its actually better performance to buy one better single card than two worse cards together. i.e. 7600GT (SLI) > 7950GT (Single)
  2. These are the only compatible ocz ram for the mobo. You might have to get yet another stick of compatible ram just to set up bios & swap ram with ocz.


    1GB Module n/a OCZ DDR2 PC2-4200 Value Series OCZ25331024V
    1GB Module n/a Call
    256MB Module n/a OCZ DDR2 PC2-4200 Value Series OCZ2533256V
    256MB Module n/a Call
    2GB Module n/a Call
    2GB Module n/a Call
    4GB Module n/a Call
    4GB Module n/a Call
    512MB Module n/a OCZ DDR2 PC2-4200 Value Series OCZ2533512V
    512MB Module n/a Call

    You don't need pc6400/800mhz ram since you're not overclocking. Any 533/667 is enough. These will work out of the box.

    A-Data Dual Channel 1024MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory (2 x 512MB) $109.99


    Corsair TWINX Dual Channel 1024MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x512MB) $121.99


    You don't need an aftermarket cpu fan as well. Use the stock one. Set up bios to slow it down if it's loud.










    Shouldn't skimp on PSUs especially you're planning to run SLI.

    I would build around this:

  3. Thanks for the suggestions.

    I don't overclock does that make a difference inregards to the 5X0 mobo?
  4. No i hear they are just not that good,

    Had another idea tho

    Nvidia nForce 650i

    Its basically a 680i (their newest chipset) but the non-enthusiast version.

    So it doesnt have Dual 16x PCI-E lanes, it has Single 16x or Dual 8x (much like the 570) amongst other things.

    I've just head its a better board.

    I believe a good one is the Asus P5B-E SLI.
  5. I would stay away from the nForce 5 series and pentiums. Are you looking to use SLI in the future?
  6. Quote:
    I would stay away from the nForce 5 series and pentiums. Are you looking to use SLI in the future?

    I'm thinking of using SLI in the future, i'm not sure if SLI is even worth it. I don't even care if it is AMD or Intel based. Just to give reference of where I'm coming from.

    My old computer that just died on me was a E-Machines T2200.
    1.8-GHz Athlon XP 2200+,
    512MB of DDR266 SDRAM (pc2100/2700),
    100GB hard drive,
    40X/12X/40X CD-RW drive, 16X DVD-ROM drive

    I bought it about 4 to 5 years ago and since then I had updgraded to a Nvidia 6800 AGP graphic card (iirc it was 6800) and I put in 2 gigs of RAM. But 2 weeks ago the power supply, mobo, and processor fried on me. So I'm starting from scratch now.

    My true plan is to buy something and upgrade the parts as i need to I like to make my computers stretch out over the years.

    I plan on using my old copy of windows xp for my new pc and my old monitor.
  7. Hmm. looking things over it might be a good idea to not go SLI. Some people think its overrated for various reasons. I can always just flat out upgrade my video card as I need to.
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