Does my build look good? Tags: Build Systems Last response: October 22, 2008 3:11 PM in Systems Share Novel October 21, 2008 9:32:25 PM This is my first build ever. I have revised my build many times and am happy at where it is, but suggestions are still welcome. Please look it over for me. QUESTIONS 1) Does the PSU have enough power? 2) Is everything compatible? 3) Good for games like TF2? 4) Please look at the things well? I do not know what to expect. BUILD MOTHERBOARD ASUS P5QL PRO LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM Corsair Dual Channel XMS2 4096MB PC8500 DDR2 1066MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... HARD DRIVE Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OPTICAL DRIVE Old One More about : build good | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove jpdykes October 21, 2008 9:38:54 PM Hi Novel, Not bad list: - Swap the DDR2-1066 for DDR2-800 it will still work in the motherboard and you won't notice any performance difference. Should be cheaper - try mushkin. - The E8500 processor should be avaliable for not much of a premium, will give a good return on an extra $20 or so. - The PSU will cope with that card, you are limited to one card by the motherboard so that is fine. - Maybe look for a Seagate 7200.11 hard disk or Western digital. - Graphics card should be fine for anything up to 22" screen. Looks good. Jeremy | Report abuse customisbetter October 21, 2008 9:39:45 PM Everything is fine. Although i would get ddr2 800 memory instead of 1066. You would save some cash for performance you won't notice. | Report abuse Proximon October 22, 2008 1:41:12 PM While the 550VX is adequate, the 650TX is better. Just $2.00 more today! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse antiacid October 22, 2008 3:11:50 PM E8500, 800mhz ram and perhaps get a bigger hdd (I mean, 320gig for 60$ or 500gig for 65$...that's 5$ for 70gig or 15$ for 250gig more, in other words: A STEAL!). Good luck with the build! | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Does my build look good?> Related ressources: ForumDoes this look like a good build ? Help appreciated :-) ForumDoes this build look good / Suggestions? ForumDoes this Gaming/Video Editing Build Look Good ? ForumFirst Gaming PC Build , Does Everything Look Good ? ForumDoes this build look good ? ForumDoes this gaming rig look good ? ForumDoes this build look good to you? ForumAMD build does it look good ForumDoes this build look good ForumDoes this build look good ? ForumDoes my $800 build look good ? Forum$1500 New Build Advice... Does this look good ? ForumDoes this build look good ? ForumVideo Editing Build - Does this look good ? $993 with LCD ForumDoes this look good ? ForumDoes this build look good ? ForumDoes This Build Look Good ? ForumDoes this build look good ? ForumIs this gaming PC okay? Forumproblem booting new computer build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !