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1st time Computer Build Help


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rolomata

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Hey this is my first computer build. I think i know enough to do my first build . I plan to use this computer for games. Not serious games just wow, cs, css. Here is list for the parts i plan to buy. Im open to all suggestions on part changes. Please recommend me a PSU and a graphics card please. im not to sure which to buy. thanks

Case : http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=ULT33180

CPU: http://www.tigerdire...ku=CP1-AM2-5000

Drive: http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=TC3H-1148

Motherboard: http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=A455-2408

OS: http://www.tigerdire.....=M17-7402 SP1

Ram: http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=O261-7056


oh and I am trying to keep this computer under $500 bucks

Edited by rolomata, 04 January 2009 - 03:20 PM.

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Hey this is my first computer build. I think i know enough to do my first build . I plan to use this computer for games. Not serious games just wow, cs, css. Here is list for the parts i plan to buy. Im open to all suggestions on part changes. Please recommend me a PSU and a graphics card please. im not to sure which to buy. thanks

Case : http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=ULT33180

CPU: http://www.tigerdire...ku=CP1-AM2-5000

Drive: http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=TC3H-1148

Motherboard: http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=A455-2408

OS: http://www.tigerdire.....=M17-7402 SP1

Ram: http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=O261-7056




Since you are buying everything from tigerdirect I would probably go with:

http://www.tigerdire...e...5&CatId=106

OR

http://www.tigerdire...e...3&CatId=106

If you look on newegg I know the bottom one is cheaper and newegg usually has the same item a few dollars less than tigerdirect has on all items.



For a video card I would try and get the fastest one possible, if you can afford it. Get nothing less than a 9600 or 8800gt/8800gts (g92) IMO. If I had a budget I could help you pick the best for your buck.

Edited by jrm20, 04 January 2009 - 03:31 PM.

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I saw you edit your post above stating $500 budget so I did the best I could by not going over as You forgot to list a Hard Drive so you will need one unless you have one at home you can reuse..

http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=P450-9616


http://www.tigerdire...;sku=ULT-LSP650


Do not go lower on the Power Supply as I recommend the ocz,pc power and cooling, corsair from tigerdirect.

I don't have the time and redo a whole pc list for you from newegg but you might end up saving $20-$30 if you shop from them.

With the 2 items listed above it comes to $466.90 at the time I posted this. You need a hard drive so I left some room..
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ok thanks
would this ocz one on ebay do good?

http://cgi.ebay.com/...m...:1|240:1318


looks like a good deal

Edited by rolomata, 04 January 2009 - 07:33 PM.

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ok thanks
would this ocz one on ebay do good?

http://cgi.ebay.com/...m...:1|240:1318


looks like a good deal



That is a good deal but that is the 500w version which would be enough for your system. The 500w version if I am not mistaken is actually made from a different manufacturer than the other OCZ psu's are. It is still a pretty good PSU although there is better. The other OCZ Psu's are made by FSP.

You will be fine though with that. :)
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