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 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. m 0 l 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? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMy Very First Build!! - Some assistance please Forum SolvedFirst Gaming PC Build! Recommendations are very welcome! Forum SolvedVery first build...Everything was great until I increased RAM speed to 1866 Forum SolvedNeed your guys' thoughts on very first build :) Forum SolvedHelp with my very first PC build Forum SolvedI needed the cd to install win7 OS for the very first time on new build pc.....it start up well and I booted up from the disc, Forum SolvedVery first PC build. Forum SolvedFirst Time PC build (very inexperienced in builds) Forum SolvedI need assistance with my very first PC build (gaming) Forum SolvedVery first build, feeling nervous. Looking for an expert look-over of my component selections. Forum SolvedFirst PC build very low budget, need comments/advice Forum SolvedNeed help with my very first gaming PC build !!! Forum SolvedNeed help with my very first gaming PC build Forum SolvedMy very first build! Need advice!! Forum SolvedVery first build, advice needed please :) Forum Solvedneed help w/ building my very first build Forum SolvedVery first build! Good or no? (hope to run bf4/cod ghosts) Forum SolvedMy Very First Build.....Thoughts? Forum SolvedVery First Build Forum SolvedVery First Build, Can Someone Look At It? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !