First Time Build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 25, 2010 7:50 AM in Systems Share blakehunter69 December 22, 2010 11:01:50 PM So this is my list of pc parts i have compiled just need to know if it will all work or do i need to change parts around.. Case/PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... MOBO/CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CD/DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... any advice or opinions will be appreciated. More about : time build mdd1963 December 22, 2010 11:46:11 PM Are adequate framerates in any modern games of a concern? There is a reason the video card is sub-$50, but, if playing Crysis, etc., is of no concern, proceed... m 0 l calguyhunk December 22, 2010 11:51:49 PM Difficult to actually suggest anything without knowing the exact requirements. The stuff's compatible enough but not necessarily the brands I would have suggested. If yours is a general usage computer, drop the GPU and go with a board with integrated video. If however you need a discrete graphics card for gaming, get something like the GTS 450 for around 100. Drop the Biostar Mobo and get this Combo. m 0 l Related resources AMD first time build - Forum First time build - Forum First time build - Forum 2-2.5k Gaming PC Build (First Time) - Forum First Time Build! Buying soon! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer blakehunter69 December 23, 2010 2:51:17 AM my main purpose for this is to build a decent pc to be able to run WoW/ SC2 at decent settings without much graphical lag or fps drop m 0 l blakehunter69 December 23, 2010 2:52:04 AM and also im tryin to budget it all w/o the OS for around $400 m 0 l drewtech December 23, 2010 4:46:33 AM You will want more graphical horsepower then You could change the gpu to a hd 5670 to drop to $400, but the gts 450 is worth the $30 imo. m 0 l calguyhunk December 23, 2010 12:52:07 PM WOW basically needs next to zero gfx power. StarCraft ain't that gfx intensive either, especially at lower resolutions. The Radeon 4650 at around 50 odd is gonna be plenty good if you wanna stick to your above mentioned budget. To me, that's basically the default go-to card at this price range. The GTS 450 that I talked about is gonna let you play more demanding fps games should you want to at some stage. By the way, the ODD in your link's gotta go. It's an IDE DVD-ROM-Read Only Memory. You need a SATA DVD+-RW. Get one from Samsung, LG or Sony - LG SATA DVD Burner - Bulk LightScribe Support m 0 l drewtech December 23, 2010 3:58:53 PM It depends on what you mean by decent settings. These articles might help you decide. Wow seems to benefit from DX11 cards. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-c... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/starcraft-ii-radeon... m 0 l joelmartinez December 24, 2010 9:29:05 PM What's wrong with an Asus ODD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The reviews and customer awards I think justify this as a viable alternative to a sony, lg, or samsung m 0 l calguyhunk December 25, 2010 7:50:31 AM Asus is plenty good. Can't name every single decent manufacturer in a particular product category now can I? The thing is, almost everything Asus makes or puts their stamp on, is either the default go to product in the segment or a viable alternative. I was just talking 'bout the Lite-on in Blake's original post, which is an IDE DVD-ROM drive - That's gotta go m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst Time Build Forum SolvedFirst time build, looking for opinion on components Forum SolvedFirst time building - Budget build Forum SolvedFirst time PC Build Help Forum SolvedCan I get your opinion on this build? this is my first time and I could use all the help i can get. Forum SolvedFirst Time Entertainment/Light Gaming Build Forum SolvedNeed help for a first time $650-700 budget build. Forum SolvedFirst time build - won't post - help please! Forum Solvedwhat do you think of this build? heavy gaming (first time building) Forum SolvedI am making $600 gaming pc build (first time) and want help Forum SolvedFirst Time Build Need Help Forum SolvedIs this a good gaming pc build (this is my first time building) Forum SolvedIs this a good gaming pc build (this is my first time building) Forum SolvedIs this a good gaming pc build (this is my first time building) Forum SolvedFirst time gaming build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !