My Custom Build

I'm considering ordering a new desktop to replace my 18 month old laptop. Any problems with my configuration?

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8400 (4x 2.66GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1333FSB)-

Memory: 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand

Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5570 - 1GB-Single Card

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3LR -- Intel P45 Chipset Supported w/8-ch HD Audio, Dual Channel DDR3, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16 MB-

Power Supply: 600 Watt -- Power Supply-SLI Ready (No brand is listed so whatever the "store brand" of is)

Primary Hard Drive: 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s-Single Drive

Optical Drive: 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Black

Sound Card: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard-

Network Card: Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)-

Any comments would be helpful. I'm not looking to make a super amazing computer. Just something that works well and will last me a year or two and shouldn't have any problems running games. Sorry for all the spaces it was pretty confusing without them.

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  1. From where you will be buying the parts ? Are you buying pre-built ? How much does the above build cost you ??
    Fill this and paste here...
    There are newer CPUs and more powerful GPUs, which can be got for a decent budget...
  2. What are you going to be using it for? You could probably get as much performance for less with an AMD Athlon II x4 630, there isnt a good reason to get a new build based around LGA 775 processors when you can get an AMD build with equal performance and a modern board for the same or less.

    Edit: damn, beaten by a single second, now that has got to be a record!
  3. ^ Lolz good one...Nice timing...
  4. The total cost of the build was $748 from I don't know if it would be considered prebuilt (I'm assuming not) but I pick all the parts and they put it all together for me. And I would be using it for games like WoW and Dawn of War.
  5. ^ How about building it yourself ? Do you want to try that ??

    For that budget, you can get a far more powerful setup if you buy parts and build yourself...

    As for that build, the 5570 is not considered as a gaming card...atleast a 5670 or above( For resolutions above 1440X900, even more powerful like HD 5750 or above)...
  6. I'm definitely up for doing a full build on my own I've just never looked much into it.
  7. Get this :D

    AMD PHENOM II X4 965




    G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ PC-12800 CL7 DUAL CHANNEL 7-7-7-24

  8. Use that to replace parts in my current configuration or use that to build from scratch?
  9. Sweet thanks. I already have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit disks so no I don't need an OS. But this will definitely help a ton.

    Edit: Since I really don't have a budget, if I were to get a better version of one of the parts you listed, which should I upgrade first? If that makes sense.
  10. ^ And forgot to ask, what is your screen's resolution ? The above setup will be able to play most of the current titles @1080p say at High-Very High settings...
  11. ^^ Dint refresh...
    If you want to upgrade, then maybe a SSD...Apart from that, for a good gaming PC, I dont think you would need anything more than the above setup...
    And maybe in a years time, a more powerful graphics card, if you want...
  12. Alright. I currently do not own a monitor that is good enough to perform on a gaming desktop setup, so the two monitors I'm deciding between are:

    Edit: Not to seem like an idiot or anything, but would I need a network card? Or is that only if I were to go wireless?
  13. Hello thank you for such information.


    For connecting to remote desktop of another computer (via internet or network) and controls. Also connecting to VNCServer through Repeater or directly to VNCServer and a lot of other configuration options.
    For more details VNCServer
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