Hello, I have built a new system for gaming + watching good HD movies (low budget).
Well there it is:
Mobo: Asus M3N-HD/HDMI (NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI chipset)
CPU: AMD 6400+ (1024KB cache)
Cooling: Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro PWN
GFX Card: Zotac Geforce 9800GT/512MB
Memory: OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 Vista Upgrade 2GB Module (4GB Kit)
PSU: 500W (18 on the 12+ rail)
HDD: SeaGate Barracuda, 250GB, SATA2, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache.
Case: An old case, don't know the model - I just leave it open all the time - I think that sould do the trick.
The whole thing cost a little less the 700 USD (Good price?)
I need your expert opinions please + a few questions:
1) Zotac, is that a good manufacturer?
2) What do you think of the memory? Cause I planing to use XP - Vista will come sometime in the future.
If you have already built the computer, isn't it weird to ask for opinions now? We are usually here to help you make choices, so you get the most for your $$$. If the money has already been spent, are we just validating your purchase?
duno whether 400W is enough but then i allways go overkill lol!
zotac ive heard of before. but one note is that overclockers.co.uk dnt sell zotec they only sell powercolour sapphire, BFG ones like that
is the AMD 6400+ the black edition?? and is it dual core? do you plan on overclocking??
have your thought about cooling??
stock coolers are ok but if u plan on OC'ing then u need a better one!!
just a few things for u too think about!
Zotac is the branch of Sapphire that makes Nvidia cards.
It is Dual Core and it is not Black - Black is for OCing right? I'm not gonna OC at all.
In the cooling part I'm gonna use an Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro PWN.
Waiting for your reply jasobnd, thank you!
I'd get a different motherboard and GPU combo. That's just me, but I would think a P45 and a 4850 would serve you better. I'd also go with an Intel CPU, but those are my preferences.
CPU: E7200 - $100 (microcenter.com)
Mobo: P45 board - $90-$120 (for a solid board - a bunch in this range)
RAM: 2x2GB RAM - DDR2 800 - Less than $50 (OCZ reaper)
GPU: 4850 - ~$150
HDD: 640GB HDD - $85 (western digital)
PSU: Corsair or OCZ 550w or 600w for $70-$80
I did that for less than $600. That's a nice gaming machine. All the prices are newegg.com except the CPU.
See if that's OK. I think that is a way better machine. If you really want a quad, I'd get a Q6600 and you'd have to add another 60-80 to the price, but that still keeps you well below your price limit.
It's an israeli site that compares prices through all the good stores across the country.
I don't want another rig - I'm happy with this one - question is - is it ok?
Will the parts work together well?
Cause my plan is to add another 9800GT + a quad processor in a year or 2.