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

First custom build, advice please!

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
Hello, everyone. This is my first custom built PC ever. I'm building it for gaming and general use. I want this machine to last me exactly two years, not necessarily future-proof beyond that, but also the best I can get for my money. This is what someone else set me up with, but if you could look over it and tell me what you think, I want it to be as good for my dollar as possible.

As I said, it's for gaming and general use for 2 years. My price ceiling is about 1500-1600 before tax.

Here's the list I have now:

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $119.99

GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3P LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard - Retail $159.99

EVGA 640-P2-N824-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $249.99

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-600-PCAR ATX from factor 12V V2.01 600W Power Supply - Retail $79.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail $249.99

OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPX10004GK - Retail $139.99

Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $79.99

SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $289.99

Total: $1369.92
  • 0





  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 604 posts
Welcome to GTG!

I notice you didn't include a DVD-writer, do you have one already?
I strongly suggest you get this video card instead as it performs way better than what you selected. Its $259.99 (with $30 Mail-In-Rebate).
I'd also suggest this Mushkin Redline RAMs as it better quality for $119.99.

  • 0



    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 8,841 posts
Hi there,

In addition to kamille's comments, I would strongly recommend a better power supply. Something like this would be much better.


  • 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