I am building a $700 dollar gaming computer for my friend. It will be used mainly for gaming and will be used to replace his old Dell computer. He decided to go with the Intel route because he wants to upgrade to Core 2 Quad when he has more money. Any changes or suggestions will be appreciated. I usually order from www.newegg.com
Good build. I would change just a few things. I'd get memory that is CAS 4 not 5. Its a little snappier. Here is some crucial Ballistix which is actually cheaper after rebate. There was some Patriot memory there to that was similar. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I think that Corsair PSU would be fine for now with that system. But if your buddy is going to put a Quad in there I would suggest something a little beefier like a 550W corsair or more. The e2200 is going to suck WAY less juice than a quad.
Okay. Here is the updated system build. I tried not to go over $700. A dollar and 92 cents isn't that much more.
Any more suggestions would be great. I want my friend to be happy with his computer system. =)
4GB would be nice even though it won't see it all unless he has the 64bit version. How much are the schools selling Vista for anyways?
at the university of texas at dallas. windows vista ultimate can be brought for around $30-40. i'm assuming windows vista home premium is about $10 cheaper and my friend has the 64bit version of windows vista home premium. i remember the 3.5GB limit problem on 32bit operating systems.