That system looks pretty good but if you want to be doing alittle overclocking I would change the memory brand to something like Gskill, Mushkin, A-Data, GEIL or patriot and you will still be in the same price range because all of those brands have from low end to high end ram and yes you can find Gskill 2gb for $55 aswell.
Wintec memory is solid if you run it at stock speeds but you wont get much overclocking from them.
I would definitely go ahead and get a better powersupply because that 430 would be pushing it. Yeah it would probably be okay but if you get into overclocking at all then NO. So yeah its a very good idea just to buy a new powersupply with 600ish to 700ish watts for future upgrades on the machine. Id go with something like 700w so you will have the power you need later on and you can even transfer that over to your next build after a few years or so.
The 8800gt will fall down in price soon because they are new the shops drove the prices up..
Look at the OCZ GameXStream 700W powersupply you can get it the cheapest at www.clubit.com for $92 which is cheaper than all the other places.. FOR that price that is the best deal on a powersupply with 700w and good 12volt rails pretty much.
jrm20 Thanks I will look into the gskill, The reason I went with wintek is because I picked it up at a DIY article at toms hardware at toms hardware
But if the gkill does better i Will go with that oneedit:
The gskill goes for 80 bucks cheapest i can find (new egg)
about the PSU I wanted a more powerfull one just for the sake of convenience but if i can get away with what i have I will keep it, also my currient antec 430 is over 6 years old and has been on 24/7 ever since, It has proved it's worth but I don't want to jeopardize the new parts with the old PSU if it's going to die pretty soon
I highly recommend Vista Home Premium. It is 5x better then XP and to play DirectX 10 games you need Vista.
Also would it be a good idea to switch to windows vista to take care of HD content in the future? I like xp but wont games in the future like in the next 3 years work better in vista?
Also have you given any thoughts about a Quad core processor? The new DirectX 10 games that are coming out are really utilizing the Quad cores better and benefit from them a lot.
Edit: any of these Antec power supplies will work good: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371010
I have True Power Trio and love it. The other two are just a little bit fancier.
Thanks, the budget just doesn't allow me, but i guess quad core and games that make use of it is truly the future,
is home premium better than Ultimate? price not an issue with the OS so i can go with what ever I wish, The only game i would play would be Unreal Tournament 3
the budget is $870.00 BTW, If i add that new PSU I will be over that value allready not including shipping
No, under load the GPU consumes over 200W alone. Factor in overclocking and your existing hardware, you'd be very close to exceeding spec.
What's your budget?
Edit: Forgot to post this and had it sitting here in a post box for an hour not being posted, I got beat, wonder why.
While that OCZ PSU is fairly good, you need to look at the fine print, it can only ouptut a maximum of 50A over the 12V rails, meaning it wouldn`t be enough to run a high end SLI rig, though for a single card configuration, you cannot beat it`s price.
The OCZ powsupply that jrm meantioned is better then then those Antec power supplies, especially for the price.
Games will not utilize quad cores for another year, we only have about 5 games that will utilize 2 cores, nevermind 4.
I guess the PSU is in order for a change, the antec I have is 6-7 years old.
Edited by r55741, 11 November 2007 - 05:27 PM.