Hello, My name is preston and I'm very interested in building a pc. Heres what I've hunted down so far.
AS rock conroe x fire esataII motherboard
250gb green seagate SATA 7200rpm hard drive
Core 2 duo 2.4 ghz or Core 2 quad not sure depends If I get a different motherboard
8gb DDR3 corsair ram 4x2 sticks
Nvidia Ge force 9500 gt 1gb direct x 10
I need help picking a case and powersupply and maybe a decent cd/dvd drive. If te motherboard I listed sucks please suggest a different one. Also help me decide core 2 duo or core 2 quad???!!!
I'm on a tight budget so low prices are preferred. But I can handle about 100$
If you can get a C2Q, i would highly recommend that over a C2Duo.
As for PSU a decent 500w+ would be perfect.
The case, i would recommend Antec Darkfleet DF 30. its not a massive case but it looks evil and isn't over priced.
After owning an antec Df-85 I can tell you that the Df series and antec in general are very nice looking cases and have very good cooling however after changing to the corsair 600t I realised theres alot of things wrong with them (and most cases for that matter); the right hand side panel to mobo tray gap is far far too small, the hdd cages push you to really work for a clean looking build, having them side facing is so much better, the holes for cable management arnt in the optimal positions.
I cant say I dislike the antec cases, I absolutely love the looks but I just think that they are a little lacking on the internal functionality aspects.
If you haven't brought any of the parts I'd suggest posting the full budget.
The 775 socket is dead
The motherboard only supports DDR2 which has had its peak and is now expensive
The green harddrives are terrible for general use (installing the OS and applications)
The 9500GT is a very low end card, don't let the 1gb fool you.
Well I have a case but it doesn't have side panels so don't know how that's going to work how ever I'm not going to use the As rock anymore it doesn't have quad core support going to buy this ASUS M3N78 PRO AM2+ GF8300 DDR2 HDMI MOTHERBOARD HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO then gonna get a AMD phenom II X4 processor. ram 4gb of DDR2 I know it's outdated But i really don't care lol. Hard drive is Sun 400GB 7200RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s 8MB Cache 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
not sure about ram need 8gb DDR2 for cheap.
need case and cd drive/dvd drive
Like I said I need a cheap affordable cd drive and case and a powersupply.
Budget is 154$ can earn more but generally speaking only 154$
I would earn more, if you can get your total budget to even $500, you can build yourself a great PC with current hardware rather than stuff that is a couple generations old. You will be much happier with the end result if you do so.
How much money do you have left? By the way I built my system a few months ago when I was 13, and I was able to get this money by selling things to people through craigslist and the help of my parents. Do you have any spare things that you do not use and you can sell to earn more money? Then you could get a much faster computer and not have to upgrade for the next 5 years!