First build advice needed Tags: Build Intel Systems Product Last response: January 28, 2009 6:54 PM in Systems Share spyder_18 January 28, 2009 6:31:09 PM This is my first build so any advice is much appreciated. I would like a good gaming computer but can only spend around $900 - $1000. Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Intel P45 LGA775 ATX or ASUS P5Q-E LGA775 ATX Motherboard, Intel P45 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Two Mushkin 2x2GB DDR2 800 Memory Radeon HD4870 512MB PCI-E 2.0 PowerColor AX4870 640GB SATA 3.5in WD WD6400 I will be using Vista 64 bit. What would be a good power supply? What else do I need? Thank you. More about : build advice needed xthekidx January 28, 2009 6:39:46 PM Go with the Gigabyte board. You will probably want a case... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Do you need to fit a monitor into this budget? Here is a good one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Use this promo code and get $10 off: EMCABCHAC This hard drive is the fastest 7200rpm available right now, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Your other choices look good. That PSU will allow 2 of those video cards later on if you want. You don't need 8 gb of ram right now if money is tight, so you could just get one of those kits to start out with and then get another one later. Proximon January 28, 2009 6:41:35 PM Case? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Get the newer version of the S1283 that comes with bracket: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... For the same price, get the better cooled Sapphire 4870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Don't forget a SATA DVD burner. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer xthekidx January 28, 2009 6:54:17 PM The Dark Knight...lol got to love the marketing. But yeah do go with that cooler instead, it will be more secure and not put strain on your mobo. The case that Proximon linked is good, I have it but its more expensive than the Antec 300 which is a great case for the price, and you are on a budget. The S1283 will fit in the Antec 300, I checked Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst ever build , advice needed please ForumFirst Gaming Build - Advice Needed ! ForumFirst Time Build ( Advice needed thanks !) ForumFirst build ! || Advice /compatability checks needed ! ForumNew and first gaming Build advice needed ! ForumAdvice on first time build needed . Budgets + further info in post. ForumFirst Build : Motherboard Advice Needed ForumFirst PC Build - Advice Needed ForumHelp and advice needed on my first build (budget) ForumFirst Time Build . Advice Needed ForumMy first build - advice needed ForumAdvice needed for first build ForumMy First Build ($700 -under $950) advice needed ForumFirst Build , Office PC. Advice Needed ForumFirst build , advice needed . $800+(?) budget ForumFirst Build , Advice needed :) ForumIs this gaming PC okay? Forum[Solved] First Build Please Help ForumFirst Build, Advice Needed ForumAdvice needed on first build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !