Solved Help me buy 1/2 a computer! Tags: Homebuilt Components Systems Last response: August 14, 2010 1:21 AM in Systems Share dragonarmy001 August 13, 2010 8:40:42 PM I've been a TH lurker for a while now...let me finally say, you guys are incredible, and thanks for the ongoing tech lessons. So...I've been upgrading my xp dell somewhat intelligently for 5 years. But I'm ready to make the leap to a new mobo/processor. This is my first solo build...I'd like to end up with a mid-high end gaming machine of the i5 processor variety. Perhaps with a bit of overclocking on the graphics and cpu. Components I have (and want to use): 2 1.5 GB SATA Drives Radeon 4850 HD Components that might be useful...or junk? 4 1GB DDR2's, 667 gHz Components I'm semi-settled on: Win 7 64-bit OEM Intel i5 - 750ish TBD: MOBO Ram (if above is unsalvageable) Case (looks mean nothing, ability to keep overclocked components cool = everything) Power Supply (600 ish?) I can probably afford to spend $500-$800 here...and I'd consider i7, etc, but I don't want to leave my current components completely in the dust here. Looking for balance. I'm a mid-level gamer...I don't see myself growing into dual graphics cards. Just want some good frame rates, ability to cut some home movies...and a little bit of upgradability. Greatly appreciate the advice! More about : buy computer | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution dan4patriots August 13, 2010 8:53:04 PM ddr2 wont work with the i5- it is ddr3, you can keep those sata drives and your 4850 but ddr2 is a dying memory spec here is a build that will let you play all your games and give you upgrade room since socket am3 will still be used by AMD and not replaced like intel's will Lite-On DVD Burner- 19.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CM Storm Scout- 59.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OCZ ModxStream 700w PSU- 84.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GSkill 4GB DDR3- 81.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... AMD Athlon II X3 440- 76.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Windows 7 HomePremium 64bit + MSI 870 G45 AM3 Motherboard Combo- 159.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Total- $458 AR | Report abuse dragonarmy001 August 13, 2010 10:44:36 PM After 3 hours of research (I was AMD skeptical going in) I pretty much bought your system as linked. Power Supply and the case I chose were both cheaper at Tiger, rest from NewEgg. Thanks Dan! | Report abuse dragonarmy001 August 13, 2010 10:44:53 PM Best answer selected by dragonarmy001. | Report abuse kawasaki_kinger August 14, 2010 1:21:04 AM intel i7 930 .289. main p6x58d pre .290. ram Corsair xms3 3*2gb 1600 .180. Power ocz 850w .75. case atx .50. kING OF THE BEST 884$ | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Help me buy 1/2 a computer!> Related ressources: ForumTrying to buy new computer case. please help me ForumHelp me decide between AMD and Nvidia, 30" IPS or 57x 12 ForumHelp Me buy /build a PC! ForumComputer will not boot-only gives me F2 and F 12 options ForumComputer will not boot-only gives me F2 and F 12 options ForumHelp me buy a budget pc case! ForumNew Buy , Help me decide between components ForumHelp ! Review my build before i buy 1.2 k-1.4k gaming comp ForumTwo Possible CPU's to buy . Help me choose please. :) ForumHelp me find out which computer to buy please. ForumHelp me build a gaming computer for around $8-900. (First timer) ForumHELP me choose - 172x, Benq 767- 12 , Acer AL1731 ForumI want to buy computer help me ForumHelp , daddys gon buy me a new comp :) ForumHelp ,I need to buy a gaming computer ? Forum(Gaming) 23-24 inch Monitor? Forum[Solved] Amd based gaming computer < 500$~550$ help needed ForumHelp With Building A Computer ForumBudget AMD Computer Help ForumNeed help Building a new computer for friends More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !