What do you all think of my pc build and help me chose better parts

Hi i was wondering if my pc build was good or not i have limited cash and is building slowly but buying the more important parts later so i dont have to worry about
having low end stuff but was wondering if u all could show me if my picks are okay?

I have bought a computer case and is quite satisfied

Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147038

Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128081

i will be using this pcs CPU for now untill i find a better deal but if u have something in mine under 150$ i am all ears
current cpu is a Athlon 3800+ 2.0 dual core not the best but gets this pc moving compared to my friends single core pc

Ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231143
getting 2

CPU cooler- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185125&Tpk=ARCTIC%20COOLING%20Freezer%2064

i have a Geforce 8600GT 256 MB Factory overclock that i will replace sooner or later with a 9800GTX+ i did measurements to see if it will fit in my case and it has half and inch left ^_^

i have Hard drives

power supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153040

and i will worrie about CD/DVD drives but if u have suggestions im open eared

i greatly appreciate it

this is a windows XP computer :) :)
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  1. Save $52 after shipping and rebates by getting a 650TX PSU instead of that Thermaltake:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&Tpk=650tx

    I'd get an AMD HD 4850 instead of the 9800GTX+, it's usually cheaper and just a bit faster. Either way, it will be a MASSIVE upgrade from 8600GT.

    CD/DVD drives: you only need one that does it all. This SH-S223F is good, and only $26 with free shipping:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171&Tpk=SH-S223F

    Good MB, RAM and case.

    CPU: your MB supports Phenom quads, just not all of them. Check the reviews or contact Gigabyte support to see what works with it. Apparently even the 9850 works, if you get the F4 BIOS.
  2. aevm said:
    Save $52 after shipping and rebates by getting a 650TX PSU instead of that Thermaltake:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&Tpk=650tx

    I'd get an AMD HD 4850 instead of the 9800GTX+, it's usually cheaper and just a bit faster. Either way, it will be a MASSIVE upgrade from 8600GT.

    CD/DVD drives: you only need one that does it all. This SH-S223F is good, and only $26 with free shipping:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171&Tpk=SH-S223F

    Good MB, RAM and case.

    CPU: your MB supports Phenom quads, just not all of them. Check the reviews or contact Gigabyte support to see what works with it. Apparently even the 9850 works, if you get the F4 BIOS.



    Hey thanks yea i was thinking about the 4850 it seems like a great card and single slot more room for me ^_^
  3. aevm said:
    Save $52 after shipping and rebates by getting a 650TX PSU instead of that Thermaltake:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&Tpk=650tx

    I'd get an AMD HD 4850 instead of the 9800GTX+, it's usually cheaper and just a bit faster. Either way, it will be a MASSIVE upgrade from 8600GT.

    CD/DVD drives: you only need one that does it all. This SH-S223F is good, and only $26 with free shipping:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171&Tpk=SH-S223F

    Good MB, RAM and case.

    CPU: your MB supports Phenom quads, just not all of them. Check the reviews or contact Gigabyte support to see what works with it. Apparently even the 9850 works, if you get the F4 BIOS.


    i have a Question if i go with the 4850 wouldnt it be better to crossfire?
  4. Yeah, absolutely. The 650TX already supports HD 4850 Crossfire. If you spend $10 more and get the 750TX it would be even better. As for the motherboard, I particularly like the K9A2 Platinum because it's able to do Crossfire at full 16x+16x, for only $150 or so. A comparable MB in the Intel world would be around $225 (GA-X48-DS4 or Asus P5E X48).
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