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First Time Gaming Build

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May 6, 2007 9:52:47 PM

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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May 7, 2007 6:20:07 AM

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.
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May 7, 2007 10:04:28 PM

Thanks, I'll look into some better PSUs.
May 7, 2007 10:30:27 PM

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: )
May 7, 2007 10:33:39 PM

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.
May 7, 2007 10:42:16 PM

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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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