Im looking to put together a cheap computer i just wanted some advice/ second opinion on parts and to make sure im not missing any thing . anyone have any ideas for a dvd drive? I plan on getting together then possibly adding a second graphics card and more ram in the future thanks guys
The above poster is correct...that psu you chose is not set up to run dual vid cards...I wouldn't count on it to run one for very long. If your into gaming, then I would definently go with a Intel set up for a few reasons. The E5200 beats that AMD heads up, and when both cpu's are overclocked...the Intel eats that AMD up hands down. If you want more bang for your buck...well than it's a no brainer. Also that case you chose is actually set up to run a third fan....a 80mm that screws into the lower vent on the inside of the door. Heat = not good, so for a $1.99 I would definently add that fan to your build.
1. Are you looking to OC do not know how to and so run at stock?
Here are GAMING benches out of box speeds and OCed:
2. If you are very comfy with OC i agree - get as big an OC headroom with that E5200 else (like most peeps i do up rigs for) the 7750BE gives the best $$ for performance out of the box and even more so once u factor in chipset and certain mobos having software that could add 300-600mhz hehe Yes on the stock cooler and value rams hehe
3. This would be my sub $600 configuration w/o rebates
You wouldn't want to know how much more frames u getting with a HD4870!
To the OP...thread starter....drop the mulitplier on the E5200 then bumb up your FSB to 9.5x333=3.16Ghz. That's a very mild and easy overlock and it will give you a 1333 FSB. No bottlnecking the vid card, no having to crank up the volts, and you have a great cpu that stomps those AMD's.
Even if you don't overclock the Intel still beats that 6000 AMD.
Nice! thanks for the great replies guys! i always thought amd was the best bang for the buck but apparently Intel has taken the market, so i think i will take you up on that Intel setup, i do plan on using my computer for gaming, but im a college student and im only a casual gamer so im trying to keep my budget 'around' 500 but as time goes on (more paychecks) i want to add a second graphics card and bump up the ram as i mentioned before i will obviously update my shopping cart with all your great suggestions, im going to add that Intel setup Why_Me posted up it seems to be what im looking for, if any one has any other advice or suggestions feel free to keep posting, Thanks again guys for all your help! (and on future posts ill make sure to label the parts lol )