SCEPTRE X9WG-NagaV Black 19" 8ms DVI Widescreen HD Ready LCD Monitor - Retail- $179.99
total so far: $916.38 without rebates, tax, shipping, etc
and missing a GPU! besides that pretty good
so i had a few ideas. i know i dont need dx10 yet. the games i play arent graphically intensive, its not like im playing crysis or anything. so i was thinking of getting a cheap card, like under $50. i could always upgrade later when prices are more reasonable. my mobo has PCI, and PCI-E x1/x16, which doesnt matter because AGP is pretty much gone now. the sticky says to get either the 7600GS or X1650 pro, but im wondering if those could be overkill for my uses? how about one of these?
oh, one last thing. i have a gateway that i bought this past august, and my brother uses it for WoW. it has onboard video, and i was going to upgrade that. i planned on just getting 2 of whatever video card i get for my new computer.
I would get that X1950PRO Konut posted for 100$ thats a hell of a deal.
I had a Rosewill PSU 450W running my 8800GTS no problems, until one day when the power suddenly shut off when trying to restart the computer i got random lock-ups in windows hell even in BIOS my whole system when boom because i bought a 450W Rosewill at newegg.com for 35$ needless to say i bought an OCZ 700W GAMESTREAM NO PROBLEMS EVER plus it look really cool and very silent... my case fans are louder.
Look not going to argue with you, if you want to chuck in a no name brand to power stuff you worked hard for by all means do so. I learned the hard way. Someone else has said something about that brand of PSU in this thread but if that's not enough, well I wish you good luck.
I will never buy a thermaltake prduct after this review got proved the hard way http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/thermalt... Of course, the older power supplies from the TR2 series – the XP480 and the XP550 (W0070) – look least attractive of all. They are not so very bad by themselves, but their original wattage ratings were 250W and 300W, respectively, and were transformed into 400W and 430W after they were branded as Thermaltake’s products. Quite naturally, none of these power supplies can give you the specified output power. They burn out at much lower loads, although they would have received better feedback from me if Thermaltake had been more modest. As you may guess, I’m disappointed when a power supply doesn’t perform that well in my tests, but I’m just raging when I find that a power supply’s characteristics differ radically from what is specified by the manufacturer!
Well guess what, I did fry a tr2 430w (300w)and it took a HDD with it.
Stick with Zalman, OCZ, CoolerMaster and Antec. Most people will recomend these as they're a known quantity and generally very reliable and stable.
Don't skimp on your PSU, it's connected to everything in your PC. If it goes down, it will more than likely take something with it on the way. I;m not trying to scare you here but that's just the truth.
thanks i think i'll go with the antec, it's got an eSATA port which i don't use now, but might be useful in the future. on the other hand. OCZ has a 3 year warranty which soudns good for a PSU. but i dont know.
If you can wait until July 22 for your build, DO. INTEL WILL HAVE PRICE CUTS. I would say for that same $165 you could easily get an intel e6550, which will run at 2.33 ghz and have a 1333 fsb that you 680i motherboard will support. Have you looked into getting a P35 motherboard? I will be getting an Sapphire x1950 PRO 512mb, but you probably won't need that much video processing power. Don't get DX10 yet the cards that are any good are very expensive and the cheap ones have terrible performance. There isn't even a middle option, performance wise.
If you can wait until July 22 for your build, DO. INTEL WILL HAVE PRICE CUTS. I would say for that same $165 you could easily get an intel e6550, which will run at 2.33 ghz and have a 1333 fsb that you 680i motherboard will support.
great i'm always looking to save money! how do you know they'll cut prices?
Have you looked into getting a P35 motherboard? I will be getting an Sapphire x1950 PRO 512mb, but you probably won't need that much video processing power.
i haven't looked into a different mobo, but basically everyone agreed that my mobo is great for my uses. i asked on different forums and they helped me set this config up, i just came here for the video card because i think they were getting annoyed with all my questions