been reading through the forums a lot before asking about this my pc right now is a pentium 4 dell with no sound on win 7 that's well it's a p4 you know how old it is.
Any suggestions for improvements or thoughts on waiting?
That OCZ PSU passed HardwareSecrets review, but I'd still go for a more efficient Antec or Seasonic myself. If this is your first build, be aware that the Antec "Eco" and some "Earthwatts" models do not include a power cord.
Otherwise, assuming you do not wait for Bulldozer or a fixed Sandy Bridge, that's a decent build. If you think you might overclock, consider a decent $30 120mm air cooler like the Hyper 212+.
Well, I'm trying to wait for Bulldozer, if only to see how it does. Still, it remains true that any currently available quad core CPU will be decent for games. If you've already got a system that can play your games (e.g. how are you posting here?), it isn't going to hurt to wait. Upgrade your GPU if you need a boost; you can always move that to the new build later, so no money wasted.
Well if you need a 600$ build I have one on my siggy/website.
Otherwise my personal opinion is to wait until BD releases. AM3+ will be its own platform, meaning AM3 motherboards can't use BD chips while AM3+ boards will be able to use AM3 chips. So AM3 will become a dead end IMO especially since AM3 is 45nm while the chipmakers are moving on with the 32nm production.
As for not playing games, then the 450$ build on my sight should work as well. Err.... Not much else to say.
i saw your builds i think i loosely put mine together based off it. i know i did the case. thing is i wouldn't mind playing games, well i want to play Starcraft 2 but want a future proof machine, that will be around for awhile i cna crossfire later and update the ram on.
YES I was somewhat a base of your build Makes me happy I helped.
But uhh yeah, it'll future proof. All the builds I have on my site I mainly do to future proof/room for expandability. For instance the PSU, you really don't need that much power, but it'd leave room for expandability. Plus the mobo is a great 8x/8x mobo and isn't half bad.
With the site of that even the 450$ build on my site would be good enough, getting a 925 and a 4830 would be good enough to perform those, I don't remember if BD will have the lower end (it should as AMD has always gotten the whole range) but even a current build would last for only those needs.