E8400 woldale, Biostar Tforce motherboard, hd 4850, 550watt ps, antec 900 case, 4g g skill DDR2 1000 RAM.
The only thing that worries me is the power supply, because 550 watts is some what low. It is good quality and with my antec 900 case combo and its free shipping I basically get it for 20 dollars. Not bad at all if you ask me. The whole build, with tax and shipping, is 785 dollars. Rebates will get it down to about 735. One heck of a deal.
I want to eventually overclock. I was going to get a xigymatek s231...whatever cooler and a artic passive cooler for the card but they cut my hours at work and its not happening any more. I will probably get them in the future.
I just wanted to know what all of you thought of this selection. I may change the power supply for a 750 watt corsair (single 12v rail) if my check is bigger then I think it will be. Other then that I am happy with all this. Your guys thoughts?
Oh, and what are some things I should consider/look out for/know before I put this thing together? What tools will I need? Anything that may be relevant before I put this thing together.
Thanks, toms has been invaluable to me. I am so looking for to ditching my emachines with a 2.8ghz single core processor and 256mb of RAM for this much more modern build .
Read this article about 320GB HDs. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/603
They recommend the Seagates and say avoid the Hitachi
I've been very happy with my Biostar mobos, stable and easy OC. Nice build, the Antec PSU should be fine for it.