I need some help just finalizing a list of parts that I can use. It won't be used to OC or anything and I will probably stay around strategy games and CS, so the video card won't be that big, but I want something that can handle future stuff, maybe. My budget will probably be around $450, but lower is always better.
Definately change out that mobo as some have stated in there reviews that the ram slots are so close to PCI-Express slot (graphics card) that they interfere, and that on an electrical system is a NO NO
Either card will run cs no problem and most (can't say "all" because I don't know all of them) strategy games
another way to save some money is to buy an "open box" mobo. It can be risky because the newegg warranty is shorter and there is typically a 20% greater chance of getting a dud then if you bought the retail version. The other thing to remember is that open box means no sata cable so you would have to order 2-4 of those @ $3 ea. If you do this make sure you order the cables with everything else. I forgot to and had to buy them from Best Buy for $20 ea. I am still bitter. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I bought an open box board and it worked great.
Good well thought out sensible build. I have no problem with the original P31 motherboard, i have a system using that same board and no problems. The P43 DS3L would also be a good option and would probably be better in the long run. I'd stick with the HD4670 as a graphic card. Good luck
try to pickup some of the parts you listed on the daily shell shocker. I've seen your case there for a couple days ago for close to half the regular price. I would also recommend the video card to be no less than a 9600GT for an Nvidia and 4830 for AMD/ATI. I agree with the others about not skipping too much on the Motherboard. You build looks great for the cash. If you want to forgo the build: $650.00 shipped with promo code EMCABAHAH (Exp 1/14) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Yeah, I was going to try and get the antec three hundred for 48 with free shipping, but I was going to wait till the 14th or 15th so I can get it shipped to school since I am going to leave soon. by the way, I changed the psu to the antec earthwatts 380W and by the looks of it, I can still power my system easily. It is a little bit cheaper then getting a PC power & cooling psu