hey guys im new here and im want to ask what do you think about this new rig (prices are of newegg.com) im not a gamer but i want to play good games lika gta 4, prototype, by the way my budget is arround 800-900 dlls:
AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX250OCGQBOX
Here's is a pretty good build for <$600. You can substitute the CPU for a the Athlon II x4 620 (same $) or even upgrade to a PhII x4 955 for $65 more. Or you can upgrade the GPU to a 5770 for an additional ~$50-70 more. You can decide what you might want to do.
But like lunyone stated, if $900 is your hard limit, and you would rather save than spending the whole budget, then you could definitely pick up AMD's entry quadcore x4 620 or a x3 720, which has an extra (guaranteed) core over the CPU you listed but a higher clock speed than a x4 620.
I can't recommend a MOBO without knowing if you plan on overclocking, do you want to run SLI/CFX in the future, or if usb 3.0 and sata "3.0" are important features to you.
When deciding on your RAM, it is important to look at the cas latency and timings. Tighter (smaller) timings should be your aim.
These have nice timings with a low voltage, which is good if you want to save energy or if you plan on overclocking. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The reason the previous HDD was suggested is not because of the 500gb, rather that the spinpoint f3 is an incredibly fast HDD. The 1 tb spinpoint f3s are out of stock, but the 7200.12 is a good alternative. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
You can just buy the 7200.12 itself, but the link I provided comes with a free dock.
I don't blame you for stickign with the p183... it's a nice case. 500w is fine for a single 5770 (card I listed), you might want to consider going higher if you plan on a crossfire setup in the future. The important thing to consider here is that paying premium or more for a better psu is a wise investment. Diablotek makes crappy, generic PSUs. Look into the good psu brands: corsair, antec, pc power and cooling, seasonic, enermax, etc. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ocz is a popular budget brand, but if I were you and had extra money, I wouldn't hesitate to go corsair or enermax (my personal favorites).
vznoobie12 you are the men you are very much help for me and.. in new year! im from mexico (sorry for the bad english) and im going with my friend tomorrow, he has an account in newegg.com and the products come to his house.
By the way my dad was seeing that i was make a computer in a white sheet and he want to make his own rig with a budget of $400 and watching on newegg.com i make a configuration with him and he took an amd, sempron (36dlls) and reading, i discovar that i can unlock a second core, really it doesnt matter really much, because my dad only uses his computer for writing and rarely edit photography, but not pro just for hobbie we used to had an old pentium 4 1.8ghz with (for fun) adobe photoshop cs3 so you will recomend me a configuration of $400 please?
BSOD!!!! FTW!! thx but he wants a 80gb hdd and a 16¨ monitor!! he is selfish and fool so he want that specifications im sorry for being so annoying and for the bad english bot.. this is all my best effort