Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Hey I need some help and guidance for new build

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 26, 2009 8:54:14 PM

ok so im building a computer mainly for recording and gaming. I use Pro Tools and m-audio products. I play old and recent games. Right now im using a laptop and it's pretty lousy...i don't really want to buy more Ram for it. I would rather build a computer. So anyways, i will be using it for recording, gaming, audio, web browsing etc...

My Budget is 1000 or below...with a monitor. I already have mouse etc...

I just put some parts together and i would love to have some different opinions and suggestions if it's good or not and ways to make it better :) 



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -------CD/DVD


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ------Hardrive WD 1TB


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ------Corsair Power Supply


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -----Sapphire Video Card


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ------Gigabyte MOBO


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -----AMD Phenom II X4 940 (quad core)


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -----G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -----Asus 23.6 Monitor (recent price drop of $30ish)



More about : hey guidance build

June 26, 2009 9:37:39 PM

Looks pretty good except you didnt link to the motherboard, you linked to the graphics card twice. Also if you are not dead set on a modular PSU then i would go for the Corsair 650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Comes out cheaper and gives you more room if you decide to crossfire in the future.

Also you may want to switch out the GPU for this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It will exhaust the heat outside the case and gives you a lifetime warranty.

And do you already have a case? If not there are some pretty nice PSU/Case combos out there
!