New computer!

Should I buy these parts?

  • Yes
  • No
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Okay so i picked out a few parts for a computer. Tell me if these are good parts, a good chipset for the mobo, etc.

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
pqi POWER Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model MAD44GUOE-X2 - Retail
Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W SLI Ready-ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply - Retail
ECS N9600GT-512MX EDM GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Hanns?G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Rosewill R624-P BLK Black SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache ATAPI / E-IDE Super Multi DVD Burner - OEM

From newegg, everything costs $985.47 with shipping and vista.
My only question is what kind of framerates am I looking at for Source engine-based games as well as HL2

You know… PC’s using BIOS suck ass!

Anyway: You should get a 10k RPM or faster system disk. And a separate Cache disk.
You are going to use Vista so you need the fastest parts you can buy.

Or… you could buy a real computer that uses EFI: a Macintosh.

Trying to tell someone that a mac could make a good gaming computer? Hah! Prepare to be laughed at and possibly insulted…
Also, I’m curious as to why you chose newegg. Their stuff usually seems horribly overpriced to me. I personally like tigerdirect.
I also personally like AMD better than Intel, and I like having a spiffy looking case if I’m putting that much money into a computer <_< But other than that, the stuff looks all right… you might want to check if that case comes with all (or any) fans, and fill all the fan ports.

Gaming computer?
Where did i write that?
Well, I think my Mac Pro could scare the shit out of your PC, but that’s not the point.

I thought he would use the computer to do something creative. Silly me.

And why would anyone want to buy and use parts from AMD?
Intel are number one when it comes to x86 processors.

AMD was better about 3 years ago. Intel is leading now.

that settles the fan question.

newegg is slightly cheaper than tigerdirect i’ve found and been told.

i don’t think i have the budget for a 10K rpm hard drive. i’ll take a look though.

Not you, but he said it. And I agree, I just know from experience that the large majority of other people won’t. And I also know many of those people are ignorant dicks who insult macs and their users every time they come up… And while we’re on the subject, it’s not that hard to scare the shit out of my computer. I mean, it has a 32 mb built in graphics card <_<
Sure, it has a 512 now, but still…

Eh, I just personally like AMD better for gaming computers.

…I would like to remind everyone that I’m much better with software than I am with hardware.

Edit: Hm… that figures. I bought my computer about two and a half years ago <_<

Maybe the tiger direct thing varies between products, but I know my computer was going to cost around $100 more from Newegg.
Mind you, I got a lot of my stuff when there were some kickass rebates on tiger direct <_<

no. 10K rpm is out of the question. it’s roughly 3x the cost of the 7200 ones.

oh lord… a tigerdirect CONROE 3.0ghz processor is 1.5X as much as the newegg one >.>…N82E16822148261
Buy this hard drive instead. Same exact specs, but 120 GB more (for 10 extra bucks).

Just looked at that diagram again… I take it that’s the official newegg diagram? <_< Usually there’s at least a fan on the front…

=/ if you think that’s all the airflow you’ll need, then go for it. But I know my computer needs more air flow than that, and it uses a lot less powerful stuff than you are using, specifically in the graphics card.

i have NEVER seen a fan on the front of a tower O.o

i can always remove the side panel if it’s not enough ventellation too.…N82E16811119151
This is the case you want. It’s what I have, and I guarantee you, you will NEVER find a better case for the price. It’s simply amazing. About the same price, too, I think…? (Power supply included.)

Oooh, spiffeh… I still like mine better, but still nice. Can you put a fan between that air duct and the side panel, or not?

Yeah, you could probably due with that case and power supply. 390 watt (while seeming like a completely random number <_< I mean… when considering that 400 is really common…) is plenty, I think… I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t pull much more power than me, and 400 is plenty for me.

i was told i wanted at least 600 watts psu.

belive me it’s not in the same pricerange… 90 bucks vs. 25!
that would push me over my budget. i need a cheap case that gets the job done and has adequate cooling

Or any of the cooler master cases, really.
If you want a bit cheaper, check out:…N82E16811119153…N82E16811119118

Also, you suck at math.…N82E16817182032 $70

  • $25 case = $95

Mine’s $5 cheaper.

EDIT: Also, I don’t think you need 600W. But ask whoever said that just in case… maybe you need it for overclocking or something.

i wasn’t planning to overclock it.

390 sounds like a wimpy supply even to me and i know next to nothing about PSUs

Yeah, you can also just buy it without the power supply.

And, I don’t know what exactly power supply wattage affects, but I do know that my computer, which is pretty darn high-end (name a game, and I can play it on max specs), runs entirely fine with the power supply that came with that case.

Uh… I just looked at my power supply, and it says 500W on it. I think newegg’s description is wrong… or they downgraded the power supply. Weird.

umm i wasn’t factoring in the PSU because i probably would’ve replaced it with something higher.


Get a small 10k RPM hard drive or a 4-8GB solid-state disk drive (which are really expensive but hopefully will eventually go down, haha) for what game or operating system you want to load the fastest, if that’s important to you.
For mass storage, though, I see slower hard drives as acceptable. I have a 160 GB IDE drive and a 80 GB higher-speed SATA drive.

According to benchmarking, AMD processors run way faster than Intel processors with the same hertz rating.

>_<!!! I didn’t know you changed your name…

Anyway… see, that’s what I thought. I mean, about the AMD thing. But I haven’t checked up on it recently, so I thought maybe he knew something I didn’t. shrug