Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Building\Buying New Computer


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Gabriel1

Gabriel1

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 156 posts
Well, Seeing as this is by far one of the most helpful sites i've been on computer wise i thought it would be the proper place to post.
I'm looking to build\buy a new computer with my budget being only $650 (maybe upto $800 if i sell some stuff) so i was thinking if anyone could help me buy\build a new computer. It's cheaper to build a computer i know, but i dont mind buying a refurbished pc..... i've never built a computer so putting it together seems kinda scary to me. One of my friends helped me build a nice PC but its around $800 this is his specs:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115017


BFG Tech BFGRINF650iU LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813189005


CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Desktop - Retail
ABS Tagan ITZ Series ITZ1100 ATX12V / EPS12V 1100W Power Supply 115 - 230V ± 10% tolerance TUV, UL, CE, CB, FCC, Semko, Nemko, Demko, Fimko - Retail

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145034


$XFX GeForce 8600GTS PVT84GUDF3 Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150228

HITACHI Deskstar T7K500 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822145137


Rosewill R5604-BK 0.8mm SECC Screw-less Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL ATX12V v2.01 600W Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182032


i dont need a monster PC just one to run moderate games and watch movies\videos. help is always appreciated :)
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
james_8970

james_8970

    Trusted Tech

  • Retired Staff
  • 5,084 posts
Do you have a monitor, speakers, keyboard or mouse?
James
  • 0

#3
stettybet0

stettybet0

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 2,579 posts
You have 2 PSUs listed? A Rosewill 600W and a Tagan 1100W. Rosewill isn't that great of a brand, so I wouldn't get that one. Tagan is a terrific brand, but 1100W is WAY overkill... Try something like this, or to save a bit more money, try this one.

Also, define "moderate games" and what resolution and settings would be acceptable to you.

Edited by stettybet0, 21 January 2008 - 08:56 PM.

  • 0

#4
Gabriel1

Gabriel1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 156 posts
resolution would be 1024x768 low settings by moderate gaming i mean like... counterstrike and a game called silkroad not THAT graphic intense.. i have a monitor, no speakers and i have a keyboard\mouse

since this is my first PC i would really rather buy a prebuilt if u kno any =\

Edited by Gabriel1, 22 January 2008 - 10:53 PM.

  • 0

#5
Gabriel1

Gabriel1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 156 posts
no more help :)
  • 0

#6
wannabe1

wannabe1

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 16,645 posts
Have a look at a few of the barebones computers and kits available HERE. If you find one to be of interest, post a link to it here and get some opinions on it... :)
  • 0

#7
Gabriel1

Gabriel1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 156 posts
http://images.tigerd...452-2840-G-.jpg

looks nice

http://www.tigerdire.....u=E145-2030 B

really cheap with some nice specs

Edited by Gabriel1, 25 January 2008 - 10:53 AM.

  • 0

#8
james_8970

james_8970

    Trusted Tech

  • Retired Staff
  • 5,084 posts
Please give us a link to the specs of the computer not the image :)
While a computer may look nice, it may be a low quality rig.
James

Edit: thank you for editing that information in :)

Edited by james_8970, 25 January 2008 - 10:54 AM.

  • 0

#9
james_8970

james_8970

    Trusted Tech

  • Retired Staff
  • 5,084 posts
I personally wouldn't. That PSU isn't a high quality unit.
If you install a GPU and replace this PSU, you'd have a decent unit. Keep in mind that I do not believe this barebone units ship assembled (or do they?).
It'd be best to overclock that CPU if you know how to.

Also considering your lower budget, it may be worth investing into AMD over Intel (i'd recommend it).
James

Edited by james_8970, 25 January 2008 - 07:15 PM.

  • 0

#10
Gabriel1

Gabriel1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 156 posts
http://www.tigerdire.....u=M452-2840 G

this one also.

also, if i buy a cheap barebone kit i could maybe change some parts around

Edited by Gabriel1, 25 January 2008 - 12:56 PM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#11
Troy

Troy

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 8,839 posts
Hi Gabriel1,

I don't know why that kit includes 2x 8400GS video cards as the list down the bottom (Nvidia SLI-compatible cards) does not include the 8400GS!

The rest of the kit seems pretty decent, I would then upgrade the PSU and video card myself.

Troy
  • 0

#12
james_8970

james_8970

    Trusted Tech

  • Retired Staff
  • 5,084 posts

http://www.tigerdire.....u=M452-2840 G

this one also.

also, if i buy a cheap barebone kit i could maybe change some parts around

The thing is, if they don't come pre-assembled, why not just build your own? You save a little bit buying these kits, but on the downside you just end up replace some of the stuff that comes in it, so why even bother with these kits? I completely agree with Troy's statements as well about that build.
James

Edited by james_8970, 25 January 2008 - 07:17 PM.

  • 0

#13
Gabriel1

Gabriel1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 156 posts
ok then can you help me build one from scratch or help me find a cheap preassembled? again, i dont mind a refurbished comp
  • 0

#14
Troy

Troy

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 8,839 posts
Hi there, here's some suggestions:

Case $34.99
Extra Case Fan $9.99 - Put this one at the front
Power Supply $84.99 after rebate
Motherboard $79.99
Processor $169.99
RAM $29.99 after rebate
Hard Drive $69.99
DVD Burner $31.99
Video Card $159.99 after rebate
Operating System $109.99

Add it all up, I have to rush to work! Give us some comments on what you do/don't like about it, I'm sure some others may be able to find a better deal on a certain part for you if you wait :)

Troy
  • 0

#15
Gabriel1

Gabriel1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 156 posts
comes around 650 bux without the OS and DVD burner (only need XP, and dont burn dvds)
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP