O.k I'll start off by telling a little about what I will use this for.
I play a Game (if you want to call it that) Called Second Life Allot and
well My pc strains in Frames per second to the point it drops down to sometimes 1 or 2FPS in certain Areas
The max since i tested it today when i was up in the air (3k meters)and only a single Prim rezzed and my avatar I get 17.7 FPS, I add allot of attachments to my avatar say prim hair which could be over 200 prims, this drops down to 9.7 then around a bunch of people, forget it, 5 or less FPS, So I, to say the least, struggle.
2.8ghz celeron northwood (socket 478)
An Intel P4 board with only 3 pci slots (no AGP port)
the on board 845G Graphics (doesnt meet the minimum requirements )
I have set aside a budget of 250$ to to build this ...
I been going through build possibilities
but curious to see what some others could come up with.
bare in mind Im using a Gateway Case with a Dvd player in it and some fans i have laying around.
ok Thanks for the suggestions so Far....
A few things i definitely left out of the details that i should have put in.
Case is a micro ATX case , and the harddrive is a 80gb 5400rpm Seagate from 2003.
I had two in it the original Western digital 7200 80gb and this as a storage
2 months ago the WD went out on me. along with my sound blaster sound card went kapoot.
@HeyImGodly I liked everything you suggested except the motherboard...Ive read the support on those boards are next to none.
@ siva150 the combo is not available any more ,, and I never thought about the 5570 especailly for that price ,,, I think I like that idea
@general MOOn The Ram You suggest is Perfect for the budget ,, nice find.
The PSU is 380 watt is low wattage like i need high ,, but i may go a bit higher in case i go higher on the card.
@reaper .. i set a 250 budget so i can buy it by this week I am waiting for black friday sales to kick in see what i can grab up
when the sandy bridge cpu and motherboards are out I have money set aside for that right now , this is my get by for now build
Go with the Antec Neo Eco 400C if you need a more beefier PSU for down the road. It can support a i5-750 and 460GTX no problems so don't be afraid to push it. Was going to recommend the Corsair 400CX even thought they are the same PSU but its been discontinued I think.
@General M00n yeah I'm considering that one ,, chances are i wont go any higher than a 9500GT i just picked up for 15$ from a friends shop. so that should be quite adequate. I also went ahead and ordered that Geil ram... i don't think Ill find cheaper,
also got lucky on a hard drive so thats also out of the way. i bought 250gb WD Caviar Blue from the shop for 30$ (bare in mind i forgot to specify im in the US.... so now
its down to PSU , motherboard and cpu.
so now I got 176$ left on this build.... i think I may have a little more breathing room.