I'm building my second computer ever. I'm keeping my harddrive and case, which saves me a few bucks to really trick out the guts of my new machine. I wanted to run it by the forum to see if everybody thinks this new build will rock games like BF2142 and Hellgate London or simply explode in my face when I try to boot it up.
Here are the proposed components in planning on buying from NewEgg.com
All looks good - though you will likely be pushing that PSU a bit too hard. It's a good quality company, but that model is a bit on their low-end. The FX-600 (see signature block) would likely do you a bit better. There are also many other good PSU's out there.
It looks like I need to go back and do a little research on power supplies.
Thanks for all your feedback, I don't want any weak links in this machine and I get the feeling y'alls advice is going to not only make the machine run better but also save me some cash in the long run.
The power supply is the number one most overlooked important component in your computer. Its the one that provides stable clean power with no voltage spikes, over/undervolting. Computers are very sensitive to unclean power and are most of the time causing other people unknown problems, crashing, freezing etc...
I never buy a PSU without seeing lots of different reviews even if its a name brand.