So I'm trying to get a cheap build together to replace my old Core 2 Duo machine from Cyberpower. I managed to get a Phenom II x4 955 BE for cheap ($50) so I'm basing this build around that. Trying to get the best gaming performance I can for what I have, which isn't much. So, without further adu...
Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of June
Budget Range: As little as possible, under $500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing, movie watching, etc.
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, case, HD, DVD drive/burner
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tiger, anywhere else that's cheap
Parts Preferences: No preference
SLI or Crossfire: possibly in the future
Additional Comments: Best I can get for little money
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB 01G-P3-561-RX
From EVGA's B Stock site
This is my first time building over buying prebuilt, so although I'm not completely ignorant to computer parts, I'm feeling fairly close and definitely overwhelmed. I have a 650W PSU in my current computer (5 years old) that I'm sure I should replace, but I don't know how to determine how big of a PSU I need.
Any advice on additional components I need, please feel free to add. I'm sure I'm leaving more than a couple bases uncovered.
if you have a local micro center check them for ram and mb prices sometimes there cheaper then new egg. with a power supply look at the max power rating of the card. two thing is the 12v rails the amps rating of the rail and the wattage. some old power supply have more then one rail. if the amps rating is to low on a rail a high end video card will cause the ps to reset or fry or not boot. if the video card needs 200w you would not put in a 250w ps. you have to add the wattage of the cpu and drives. most times a good 650w ps and these new cards are fine.