1st Post- Build Help - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-24-2008, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5
Default 1st Post- Build Help

Hi, this is my first post and I'm buying my first computer. I don't know much about computers but this is the one I think I have settled on. Any advice would be great.

I know video cards are important so is it worth the extra money to upgrade to a 8800 GTS? I heard moving from the 512MB to a 768MB is worth it if you have the budget. I would like to keep it under $2000. Thanks for your help!

Processor: Intel® Core™2 Q6600 Quad-Core (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB)

Video Card: 512MB Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT

Memory: 2GB Corsair Dominator DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz OC'd to 1066MHz-2 DIMMs

Hard Drive: 160GB - WD Raptor 10000RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache

Optical Drive: Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability

Monitor: 22 inch UltraSharp™ 2208WFP Widescreen Digital Flat Panel

Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium

Gus the Bus is offline  
Old 01-24-2008, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 156
Default Re: 1st Post- Build Help

if you do decide to go with a 768mb nvidia card just be careful which one you buy. Only the 768mb (g92) revision is better than a 512mb.

also, the 10k rpm drives do not make much of a difference now, get a 7200.11 (32mb cache) HD instead.

masteroc is offline  
Old 01-24-2008, 11:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
Corrupt Techie
aetherh4cker's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 752
Default Re: 1st Post- Build Help

The G92 8800GTS is 512MB also. It's the GTX that is 768MB, which isn't worth the price increase, in my opinion. A G92 8800GTS will be just as good as the GTX, but $100 cheaper.

Also, don't get the 320MB or 640MB versions of the 8800GTS. I thought those ones were all based on the older GPU, but Newegg lists those as G92 also... so maybe Newegg is wrong? Or do they have G92 320MB and 640MB cards...?

Either way, I recommend the 8800GT 512MB or the 8800GTS 512MB.

Also, as mentioned, the Raptor drives give questionable performance increase.
aetherh4cker is offline  
Old 01-25-2008, 01:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5
Default Re: 1st Post- Build Help

Thanks for the advice. I'll go with the 8800GT and the 7200 drive. Is it worth upgrading the drive from 320GB to 500GB or 750GB?
Gus the Bus is offline  
Old 01-25-2008, 04:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Luke's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fonthill, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,601
Send a message via AIM to Luke Send a message via MSN to Luke
Default Re: 1st Post- Build Help

well it depends if ur gona use alot of space, if u are then its saves money in the long run,
3770K @ 4.7 Ghz H100 Water Cooled | GTX 970 MSI Gold Edition SLI
32GB G.Skill RipJaws (Rendering/ Virtualization) | Corsair 650D | CORSAIR RM1000W w/ White Cable KIt
Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB SSD Boot | OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Secondary | WD Black 1 TB | WD Green 3 TB
Server: Core i7 920 | 8GB RAM | Intel 240gb 730 SSD Boot | 3 x 2TB WD RED | Fractal R4
Luke is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
POST Troubleshooting Guide SYL\X/3K Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 7 03-07-2009 10:24 AM
New build doesn't post. Hookster264 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 5 12-11-2007 05:25 PM
1st build, high end pc, non-gamer ksmart New Systems | Building and Buying 14 11-04-2007 04:51 PM
First Post, NEW SYSTEM BUILD HELP!!! SirCyber New Systems | Building and Buying 22 09-26-2007 02:24 PM
New build won't POST... couple quesitons dkh Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 10 06-29-2007 03:28 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.