First Time Gaming Build

Ok, so I have a budget of around $1,500, and I want to build a nice gaming computer. I looked through newegg and this is the list of parts I came up with. This will be my first ever build, so if you see anything that won't work together, or has a better alternative, please point it out. Also, I would like to know if the power supply can handle all of this.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail ($227)

MOBO: EVGA NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail ($159.99)

RAM: (2x) G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail ($191.98)

GPU: EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail ($559.99)

HDD: (2x) Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM ($129.98)

PSU: Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 ATX12V 650W Power Supply with Three 12V Rails 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, C-tick, CCC, CB - Retail ($109.99)

CD/DVD: LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S - Retail ($38.99)

CASE: XCLIO A380 Silver SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail ($96.99)

Total: Close to $1,500 depending on what day it is.
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  1. I'd change the psu out for something else like any of these:

    http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=1491365#1491365

    If you sli 8x00, pick a psu out from this list:

    www.slizone.com (it ain't working for me now)
  2. Great, what do you need us for? :lol: No very good start, the PSU is the only bump in your list. There is a Tier list in the power supply forum with a lot of information on what and why to buy a good PSU. Other than that, you passed the test and can start helping others.
  3. Thanks, I'll look into some better PSUs.
  4. Yep, looks great, minus the PSU. Look into the OCZ GameXtream, really good value on those. I am picking up one myself here soon. (Just to make sure I have enough power for a GTX or 2900 :wink: )
  5. I would recommend waiting until next Monday for HD2900XT to come out before dropping nearly 600 bucks on the 8800GTX.

    Ditto on the PSU. Get one that is >80% efficient as spending more on a good quality PSU will end up paying for itself in electricity savings.
  6. Quote:
    I would recommend waiting until next Monday for HD2900XT to come out before dropping nearly 600 bucks on the 8800GTX.

    Ditto on the PSU. Get one that is >80% efficient as spending more on a good quality PSU will end up paying for itself in electricity savings.


    Not only that, but buying a high power, good quality PSU now may save you from having to upgrade it the next time around. (Like me) My FSP 450 might power a stock GTX, or XT, but I wouldn't chance it.
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