I'm looking to put together my first ever PC & would love it if you guys/gals could look over my parts list & let me know if I'll run into any problems.
Some info: this is a budget gaming rig which I'm trying to keep under $700 total (before rebates), I use a 19" 5:4 LCD (1280x1024), I already have an OS. I don't intend to future upgrade the rig much, but I do anticipate doing some light over-clocking (taking the FSB up to 400).
I actually found a great PSU that's on sale at Fry's. They have the Silverstone Strider 600W (42A) modular on sale for on $59.
Also, as for the e8200, great find...but how much trust would you guys put in an OEM processor? ClubIT only gives it a 90 day warranty. I can get the e6750 @ NE for the same cost. Is the performance increase on the e8200 worth the value of a 3 yr warranty?
Well, I bit the bullet & ordered my parts just now...EXCITING!!!
I took your advice about the Corsair PSU, which I got a screaming deal on. Also, I upgraded myself to a Coolermaster Centurion case in light of my PSU boon. In addition, I decided to play it safe with the CPU & went with the e6750 + warranty lol. Here are all the components I decided on...
CPU = Intel E6750
MOBO = Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
VGA = Palit GeForce 9600GT 512MB
PSU = Corsair 550VX
RAM = G.Skill DDR2 800 2 x 1GB
HD = Seagate 250GB SATA 16MB Cache
Cooler = Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Case = Cooler Master Centurion 5
Optical = Samsung 20x DVDr/rw SATA
The total cost ended up being $642 AR ($692 BR).
All the parts should arrive before next weekend, and I can't wait to sit down & build my first PC. Hopefully I won't run into any issues, but if I do I'll be back here quick.