I need help with a new PC Build

Hello, I am attempting to build a new PC. I have been gaming for the past 4 years and am now deciding it is time to be a big boy and build my own system. Over the years I have been continously updating my computer as problems arise and am now fed up with it. I plan on recycling my additions to my PC to lower cost on my new build. Here is where I currently am.

Case: N/A
Motherboard: N/A
GPU: BFGTech nVidia 8800 GT OC 512Mb
PSU: Thermaltake 850wt BlackWidow
CPU: N/A
HardDrive: I will use my previous sytems, not sure on specs,
Memory: I believe I have 4GB from my previous PC, again not 100% positive.
Disk Drives: Previous Systems.
OS: N/A

As you can see I have a bare-bones layout as of now and am eager to recieve help :P. I have never had a constant frame rate and am not looking for amazing, top of the line equipment, just enough to get me 250FPS constant in newer releases. Your suggestions and help will be eagerly awaited.
Thank you,
-Chris
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  1. Whats the Budget?
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129032 LG DVD Drive $22
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 Antec 300 Case $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003 Xigma CPU Cooler $36 - $10MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.165025 Phenom II 720BE and Biostar 790GX $212

    $330 - $10 MIR

    The cool thing about the 720BE, its like gambling, you could get one of the magical CPUs that actually have 4 working cores.

    If you need RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184 Corsair XMS2 4GB DDR2 800 $45 - $25 MIR
  3. As of now I would like the budget to be between $250 - $450
  4. As you could most likely see, I'm rather new to this prcoess. My main concern is MoBo/PSU compatibility so if someone can clear this process up for me I would be very grateful. Thanks :)
  5. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8990559&type=product&id=1218007088315 Are the specs I could find quickly. I see no reason as to why it wouldn't be compatible with your motherboard.
  6. t0pherbud said:
    My main concern is MoBo/PSU compatibility ...

    It's not a case of compatibilty. Is it a good brand? You have excellent brands, pretty good brands, average brands, one step above junk, and junk. Generally you get what you pay for - especially if you find a particular model on sale.

    Does it have the capacity to power your system? The 12 volt output is crucial. Don't worry about the rest. If you have enough 12 volt power, you will have more than enough 3.3 volt and 5 volt power.

    Does it have enough connectors without resorting to adapters? This particularly involves SATA and video card connectors.
  7. I dont know about biostar products, they have a simple bios setup but, when oc'ing, more easier to be deffective. I have had a couple biostars myself. 2 died from oc's 1 had a deffective pci slot.
  8. Excuse me I did not mean MoBo/PSU I meant MoBo/CPU* if I have been misguided in this concern please let me know.
  9. Check the manufacturer's site to see what CPU's a particular motherboard supports.
  10. I have just bought a case here is an updated list of items.

    Case: Raidmax Aztec ATX 619-WB Black/Silver 1.0mm SCC Steel ATX
    Motherboard: N/A
    GPU: BFGTech nVidia 8800 GT OC 512Mb
    PSU: Thermaltake 850wt BlackWidow
    CPU: N/A
    HardDrive: I will use my previous sytems, not sure on specs,
    Memory: I believe I have 4GB from my previous PC, again not 100% positive.
    Disk Drives: Previous Systems.
    OS: N/A

    So now I am going to be purchasing A motherboard, any suggestions? :)
  11. I have just bought a case here is an updated list of items.

    Case: Raidmax Aztec ATX 619-WB Black/Silver 1.0mm SCC Steel ATX
    Motherboard: N/A
    GPU: BFGTech nVidia 8800 GT OC 512Mb
    PSU: Thermaltake 850wt BlackWidow
    CPU: N/A
    HardDrive: I will use my previous sytems, not sure on specs,
    Memory: I believe I have 4GB from my previous PC, again not 100% positive.
    Disk Drives: Previous Systems.
    OS: N/A

    So now I am going to be purchasing A motherboard, any suggestions? :)
  12. Since you have an 8800GT already I would say go with an SLi board and pick up another 8800GT

    MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum $129.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130161

    or if that's too much for you

    ZOTAC NF750A-A-E $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813500013

    Both are AM2+ boards so you can use your DDR2 RAM.
  13. I wouldn't think of those boards as "stability" type boards at all.

    If your going to get anything in particular, it's ASUS or Gigabyte.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131323
    Asus

    Since gigabyte doesnt do 700 series on amd
  14. CPU - Gaming x3 720BE + Biostar Combo.
    CPU - Future Proof/multitask/little bit of gaming/ x4 940BE + Biosar Combo.

    RAM - if your not sure, get DDR2 800mhz PI Black G.Skills/Corsair.
  15. My current RAM from my old PC i 3GB of DDR not DDR2 has this been outsourced? Does this RAM have an effect on my in-game frame rate?
  16. After reading customer reviews on the Asus MoBo I am not sure that it is the right board for me. It seems as though it hs some installation difficulties? I am extremely green to this process so I am trying to find a balance of simplicity and realiability / quality.
  17. I am not sure about disk drives? Are they something that needs to be updated as vid. cards with latest models? Or will old ones suffice?
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