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 SolvedHelp with somewhat new build Forum Somewhat New Build Forum Finally I can get a new system somewhat soon! heres my build so far Forum New build: a somewhat special beast... Forum New gaming build. Have narrowed choices somewhat. Need Input Forum Need advice building a new comp....[somewhat a challenge!] Forum New PC build; too expensive or maybe overkill? Forum SolvedNew Build, First Expensive one Forum Solvedneed help with $1600 Pc build that is somewhat future proof. Forum SolvedDoes this build work for somewhat high end pc gaming? (no overclocking 1000$ budget) Forum [New Build] Really expensive Forum SolvedSome-what Cheap $750 Build Forum SolvedHopefully future-proof (somewhat) gaming build. Forum SolvedUpgrading from a 570. Looking to be somewhat "Future-Proof" for next build. Forum I just finished my build over the weekend and both yesterday and the day before during some somewhat stressful gaming my compu Forum Looking for a new PSU and am somewhat lost Forum SolvedMost expensive computer build you can find? (Just for fun) Forum Solvedhi i am new to pc gaming. always on the xbox 360 was gonna upgrade to to the xbox one. the game are to expensive. Forum SolvedMy build's a tad expensive - where would you cut down? Forum SolvedMy Build is Perhaps too Expensive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !