Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

this looks like my final build about too hit buy how does it look?

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 11, 2008 1:06:36 AM

Gonna hit buy soon this is going to me my budget gamer build. First time building a computer so want oppinions on my final thought. I want options for future upgrades why i went with 2.0 pci express board unless you guys dont think it will matter in a few years.
I also want to get into learning how too Over cloak and stuff. Im working around my 3 year old system which has 3 fans already in it.

Mobo-ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel
power-Rosewill RX750-S-B ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 750W Power
video-EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
ram- 2gig stick of G.skill X2
Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775
system-vista Home

Just want your oppinions if this looks good or any last minute recomndations comes out to be 800 before shipping.

More about : final build hit buy

June 11, 2008 1:14:30 AM

you need 4gigs of ram. vista uses alot.

* sorry didnt see x2* lol yea upgrade to home perm
June 11, 2008 1:21:39 AM

yah i do, its 2gig stick of gskill X 2 so i have 4 gigs total
Related resources
June 11, 2008 1:25:40 AM

Well..

Rosewill is crap. Get rid of that PSU. Instead- Corsair 550VX or PC Power and Cooling 610W.

Get rid of that motherboard. nVidia's Intel chipsets are crappy, and you don't need SLI anyway unless you are gaming on a monitor of at least 24". Instead look at this board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131299

One 8800GT now, stepup to a 2xx series card using eVGA's program in 90 days.

4GB of RAM DDR2 800 4-4-4-12. 2GB is fine, 4GB is better as cheap as RAM is.

Make sure its HomePrem for Vista. Home Basic is terrible.
June 11, 2008 1:35:18 AM

that motherboard says ddr 2 1200 will ddr2 800 work in it?
June 11, 2008 1:38:39 AM

sorry im a NOOB when it comes to this. Just trying my best to research and learn all this new stuff. Use to just buying my computer but building one sounds fun.
June 11, 2008 1:58:30 AM

yes it will work, the ram will simply be working at 800mhz speed instead of 1200mhz. you got some headroom left for overclcoking or getting better ram in the future.
June 11, 2008 2:01:39 AM

he shouldnt buy 4gigs at once if vista vista must be installed with 2 gigs then you can add the rest
June 11, 2008 2:08:02 AM

Thanks for all the help guys so i need to install vista with 2 gigs at first, i never read about this. Can i just install it with the 2 gigs in then after its all up and runnign put the other 2 gigs in?
June 11, 2008 2:11:50 AM

well when i was reading some info about it they said vista must be installed with 2gigs and then +gigs. i wait till someone has to say. i wish to know 2 as maybe that reviewer was lieing.
June 11, 2008 2:19:17 AM

gadgetnerd said:
well when i was reading some info about it they said vista must be installed with 2gigs and then +gigs. i wait till someone has to say. i wish to know 2 as maybe that reviewer was lieing.


64-bit Vista non-issue. 32-bit Vista could be.
June 11, 2008 5:54:10 PM

I just rolled out Vista Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1 on my PC last weekend with a FULL 4gigs of DDR2 installed without any issues whatsoever. I believe they have the4 gig issue ironed out.

My system in case you're wondering is a:

Core 2 Quad Q6600 OC'd to 3.3ghz
2x2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 Ram 1066 @ 1150 5-5-5-15 (These are timings)
EVGA 680i SLI motherboard
Antec P182 SE Case
PCP&Cooling Silencer 750 quad power supply.
2 9800GTX's in SLI

I disagree with what's been said of the 750i Evga motherboard by previous posters. Its a great product!! I've been using SLI since the 7800GTX's with Nvidia Chipsets and have had no problems and excellent performance.

Hope this helps.
June 11, 2008 6:47:12 PM

shadowduck said:
64-bit Vista non-issue. 32-bit Vista could be.


With Vista 64, some people had to put one stick of ram in, boot up, then shut it down, then add the other stick of ram. This was with 64 bit, not 32.
!