New somewhat expensive build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: September 27, 2008 12:43 PM in Systems Share chili September 27, 2008 10:32:41 AM hey guys... thinking of buying/assembling a new pc. Btw I live in Lebanon, so prices are really expensive here, heh. The specs (nb: prices are in US $) CPU: Intel C2D E8400 ($198) mobo: Asus P5Q P45 ($201) RAM: 2 x 1GB DDR3-1333 ($128) VGA: Diamond ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB ($259) OR EVGA Geforce 9800GTX+ 512MB ($300) DVD: Pioneer DVR-216DBK 20X DVDRW - Dual Layer SATA Black ($37) HDD: Seagate-Maxtor 1TB 7200RPM S-ATA II ($160) PSU: Thermaltake W0134RE TR2-RX 550W ($151) total cost: $1,134 with the ATI vga OR $1,175 with the Nvidia vga. what do you guys think of the build in general? and do you think the Nvidia 9800GTX+ is worth the $40 extra over the ATI? I'm open for suggestions... thanks in advance More about : expensive build auscanzukus September 27, 2008 12:37:12 PM Unless you're an engineer, you can't run DDR3 on P5Q which takes DDR2. The psu is questionable. It will work for a while. Pick out a tier 1/2/3 if you want the psu to last: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=10... chili September 27, 2008 12:43:15 PM hmm I thought the P5Q supported DDR3... my bad then Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNew build : a somewhat special beast... ForumSomewhat New Build ForumSLI ( Somewhat Furture Proof) Build - Questions and Opinions ForumNeed advice building a new comp....[ somewhat a challenge!] ForumIs this build good for gaming and somewhat cost efficient? ForumSomewhat new to homebuilt and looking for a nice gaming machine. ForumNeed help on my first SB build...somewhat lost ForumGaming graphics on somewhat of a budget.... 3850 vs others ForumFinally I can get a new system somewhat soon! heres my build so far ForumCheap PSU vs. Expensive PSU? ForumPerformance new pc somewhat dissapointing.. ForumDigital SLR's - expensive hobby ForumCheap case vs Expensive case??? ForumFirst Gaming PC- Help Wanted :) ForumNew build for my wife ForumGaming and general comp build ForumGaming/Multimedia Build ForumNeed Advice for a new PC build Forumneed advise for my first build ForumFirst build in years, need your opinions! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !