My very first build Tags: Build Computer Systems Last response: May 25, 2011 2:52 AM in Systems Share Desused May 24, 2011 9:22:22 PM Hey everyone. I'm looking to build my first computer. So basically my Dell Dimension 3100 isn't cutting it anymore, especially since I will have to use virtual machines and I need a more powerful computer. Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in the next month or two Budget Range: 650 - 850 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet, Music, Virtual Machines, Games Parts Not Required: OS and Monitor Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca (since I live about 40 mins from the Canadian warehouse... which means fast shipping) Country of Origin: Canada Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Since I'm pretty new to the whole "Building you're own computer" thing, this doesn't really apply. Whatever is reliable! Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe: No SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe: No Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200): 1440 x 900 Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC): Can't think of any atm! Thanks guys, I know you can help More about : build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove jbakerlent May 25, 2011 2:11:42 AM Welcome to the forum. I'd try to squeeze in a i5-2400, a P67 mobo, maybe an ASRock Extreme4, 4GB RAM, a 6850 or so, and an Antec Neo Eco 520W. | Report abuse Desused May 25, 2011 2:27:08 AM Thanks jbakerlent, all these parts seem promising! Would I need any additional cooling on it? And what case would you recommend? | Report abuse jbakerlent May 25, 2011 2:52:18 AM Since you're not overclocking the stock HSF should be fine. For the case maybe an Antec 300 Illusion or CoolerMaster HAF 912. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>My very first build> Related ressources: ForumRate my very first build ever?:) ForumFirst build , very nervous ForumMy very first build . I need some advice. ForumVery first custom build for Battlefield 3 ForumVery first build ! ForumHow To Ask For Build Advice ForumHomebuilt PC Buying Guide ForumHow To Ask For Build Advice ForumHomebuilt PC Buying Guide ForumVery First Build Just Completed... Well? ForumBuilding tomorrow my very first home built system ForumMy Very First Build ! ForumVery first -ever build -Enthusiast $1,100-1,200 revision 1 ForumVery first -ever build -enthusiast $1,100-1,200 ForumVery First Build Help ForumBuilding my very first computer! Need some inspiration. ForumFirst Computer build . Very overwhelmed, need help! ForumUnder $1200 Build (My very first build ) ForumVery first build ForumThis is my very first build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !