I have been thinking on this build for about 2 months now and i cant stop thinking about it!...
I have surf the same sites over and over dreaming on how happy ill be whenever i lay my hands on it so here it goes, but before i want to make something clear for you guys before you give me some advice about it:
- I will OC it so im looking for best bang for the buck vs OC capability results CPUs
- Ill run it on a 1400x900 nat res for gamming.
- And above any priority, Ill shoot in favor of the good quality but cheapest hardware that once OCed, will indeed give me a great performance compared to its budget price!.
spend the extra money on the gigabyte board. the price difference on the ram is small enough for me to say go for the lower latency ram. as for the psu, get the OCZ one. it's cheapest after rebates, and it's a quality unit. i have a 500W OCZ psu and it's extremely quiet and reliable.
i second the P45 mobo for overclocking i just put one in my new baby and haven't had a chance to overclock her yet because i still need to get a new CPU heatsink, ohh and my recomendation if you really want a good quality board is an Asus P5Q-Pro P45 chipset mobo it is 150 dollars but worth the extra money
ok so i will give you a 9.5/10 for the parts that is a lot better than most people ever do so good job
first lets get the stuff i like out of the way
CPU, CPU cooler, hdd, case, and GPU
now my picks on the listed stuff i still like most of these
mobo: i would go with the P45 by gigabyte just a better board
PSU: the corsair has my recommendation (i have the 750watt model and i love it)
and last memory here is where i counted off: 2 gb on a gaming comp almost doesn't cut it now especially with vista i would definately recommend 4gb of memory it isn't that much more maybe $30 also go with the lower timings if you don't get more memory they are only 5 bucks more...
overall great build better buget build than most people's i see
I appreciate the advices and thoughts...
Now i made a build 2 month ago with that very psu dirtmountain, the ocz 600w one. That build was acctually with a p5q-pro, e8400 and 4850 and have perform just well so I might get the same and save 20 bucks, however, is 600w enought wattage to hold the whole system once its OCed?? and if that the case, the Corsair 550w would be enought ?
I was actually getting 4gb at the beginning but hen i cut them in half to save 40$... remember that its a budget build, however, i was prepared to upgrade to 4 gb adding 2 sticks more so that is why i chose an 64b OS for the build whether i chose 2 or 4 gigs of ram...
Alright, i thing ill go with the 55515 sticks to save some money there, and go with the Gigabyte mobo atm. keep the advices comming
The OCZ 600w would be enough, the Corsair 550w is also enough and a higher quality unit. I was just trying to get some lower priced items on your budget so you could upgrade the CPU. I think the E7200 is a much better choice if you can swing it. If you can stretch your budget a bit i'd get 4 GB of RAM for Vista. Mushkin DDR2 800 1.8v 5-4-4-12 timings $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'd look at getting 2x2gb sticks of ram. Generally it's found to be more stable when you populate the two main Dimm slots on a mobo and you will also have the option to add two more if you ever found the need for it down the road. I realize it's a budget build but at such low prices you can't go wrong with 4GB of ram.