Hello everyone! I've decided to build my own system since my old HP's hard drive is fried and one of the RAM slots (of two) is broken. I am using some parts from my old computer however. Those would be:
1. Video card (ATI Radeon HD 5700)
2. CD Drive (I have no idea what kind)
3. Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply - ATX
4. My own extra fans, just incase
Anyway, I've bought my case, I wanted to go cheap:
Thats about it, I know I'm probably forgetting something, so it would be cool if people could give me feedback. Let me know if I forgot something, or if some parts aren't compatible with eachother, or even if some of the parts I'm about to get are crap. Thanks in advanced guys!
Ah I see that did actually post the link to it, sorry, late here, that's my excuse. This harddrive is usually a better performer, cooler, quieter and cheaper: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB $55
If you can afford to get 4GB of RAM, then that is pretty standard these days and would be nice to have.
I think I did some research on that PSU awhile ago and it was decent and plenty of power for the components you are using.
No, it is not from experience, it was from the benchmark charts on this site. As well as it being suggested often. I was under the impression that it was the previous generation of drives - 7200.11 - that had loads of issues, whereas they have been cleared up in the new 12th generation. So it is possible that the reviewers are going after the wrong drive.