|02-16-2007, 02:45 PM||#1|
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Help for new build
This is my first time building a PC and after sifting through various materials I think it is time that I get some serious advice from people who know what they are doing. I am trying to build a starter gaming rig for right around $800 I want to go with an AMD Platform.
These are the parts that I have looked at so far.
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
APEVIA Chameleon ATX-AS550W-BL ATX12V v2.03 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CSA, FCC, CE, CB, TUV
AMD Athhttp://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103741lon 64 X2 4200+(65W) Windsor 2.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
I could use some input on RAM and video card. I should note that I just want enough on this rig to get it up and going for right now. I plan to add more to this system pretty soon. $800 is just to get me up and gaming. I already have speakers, monitor, keyboard and mouse. Would also like some advice about an OS. Should I go ahead and get Vista or wait? Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!!
|02-16-2007, 03:51 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Kaneohe, Hawaii
Don't get that Apevia power supply, that brand isn't known for producing good quality reliable power supplies. Look at this thread for more information on power supplies.
Since you're going with the AM2 platform be sure you read up on RAM compatibility for the motherboard you're getting. The AM2 platform is real fussy about the RAM you use.
Personally, I'm staying away from Vista until at least the first Service Pack. I feel WinXP is still a very good OS to use for what I do.
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