This will be a big step coming from my cough (comp** presario s5000nx) cough desktop with a GeForce 5200. Thought I would give AMD a shot this time.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within two/three days
BUDGET RANGE: US $975 before MIR
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (FPS, MMOs), internet multitasking, music, movies, coding, photoshop, etc.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD, ATI, Triple or Quad Core Cpu, ATX mobo
OVERCLOCKING: Yes in the future
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Own CRT need to buy LCD
I would like my system to be able to play upcoming games eg. Diablo 3, Bioshock2, and so on.
I would like my build to last me a for quite some time.
I don't mind playing games on medium settings.
This will be my first time building a pc
Newegg charges tax where I live
I will have pc on 24/7
Following from Newegg
the ocz fatality looks like a good psu with 25amps per rail
one of the main concerns i found with it
"Cons: The O-ring that protects the main ATX power cables from the metal PSU case comes out every now and then. Wires inside of the power supply were hitting the fan causing it to not run."
what do you think about the seasonic psu i posted? only negative reviews so far from newegg mention noise but i dont mind a little noise at all. afterall it cant be as loud as my current pc
Seasonic are a great brand . They manufacture Corsair PSU, so when you buy a Corsair you are buying a Seasonic .
I think you have a well balanced and well thought out computer , but in the past I havent beed much impressed with anything foxconn have made . I hear they are better now , and starting to produce quality components but I would still prefer to build using ASUS or Gigabyte motherboards .
everything seems really good, besides that foxconn mobo (would probably perfer a gigabyte or something along those lines)...you'll be happy with your rig for sure...too bad you live in either jersey or cali (stupid tax)
I changed the GPU and Mobo to the ASUS suggested.
Will buy cm 590 at frys for 25 (have to love giftcards)
The combos and prices change within a few hours I was surprised.
Last night there was a combo for the 955 BE with the Asus m4a78t-e which cost less than the combo with the 945
i disagree with a 'big name' PSU, alot of times the customer support rma is terrible with the big names, do a little research with the companys (call em' before you buy and act as though you need help, cause you do!), i have a Hiper, and i have been using it for awhile now, and i love it. runs cool, and i have to admit i was a little unsure at first, but i had alot of issues with the so-called 'big' name psu's.