New build trying to help my son. Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: July 15, 2009 6:45 PM in Systems Share midloglen July 15, 2009 6:23:03 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 Week BUDGET RANGE: US$500-750) SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (midrange gaming, some video editing possible) PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, Fry's PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (none) OVERCLOCKING: Maybe MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is a learning experience. I used to build computers a looong time ago. I think the last one had a intel 486 processor. I guess that tells you I'm old. My first try: Case w / 500w power Supply(RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Combo processor/MB Processor (AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb): http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Motherboard (BIOSTAR TA790GXB A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Video (XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HD (Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Ram(G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thanks Glen More about : build son shabaa July 15, 2009 6:33:46 PM Not a bad choice of components.... Helloworld_98 July 15, 2009 6:39:00 PM change the PSU to one made by corsair or PCP&C, try for 500w or above from your choice of components. then for a case, get an antec 300 or coolermaster 690. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hunter315 July 15, 2009 6:45:46 PM The PSU in the raidmax leaves a bit to be desired, this set up will cost you a bit more but will be easily upgradable whereas a CPU upgrade for the system you listed will require a new motherboard and ram. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Comes out to $606 before MIR Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDad trying to help his son build a gaming PC needs some help. Forum HELP.. Trying to Build a WarCraft Computer for my Son. Forum SolvedBuilding a computer for my son around the new i5 4590. Forum SolvedI am having a hard time trying to find an optical drive for my new build. Any help is appreciated. Forum SolvedSon's new build. Forum SolvedI need help building an awesome gaming computer for my 18 year son with a budget of $1000. Forum Solvedmy son's 1st computer build - please help Forum SolvedGaming PC- Help Wanted With First Build (father & son project) Forum SolvedHelp with New builder build trying to cash in on Sandy Bridge Hype Forum building a gaming pc for my son, any advice help appreciated Forum SolvedNew Build for son Forum New gaming computer build for my son. Forum SolvedI need help finding/building gaming computer for son Forum Help with a $600 build for my son? Forum help with asus motherboard . new setup for son asus max v extreme asus gtx670 Forum First time Build for young son......HELP!!!!!! Forum Building a new PC for my teenage son Forum Christmas Day Disaster: New Build won't post! Son loses faith. Forum SolvedHelp value my computer. Trying to sell and new to this. Forum New Build for 1st Desktop with my son Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !