Building a new PC, gaming/editing/general multi tasking Need help - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-25-2006, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1
Default Building a new PC, gaming/editing/general multi tasking Need help

Hey,
I decided recently that i wanted to shed the old PC and build an entirly new one, i havnt fully built a PC before but i have worked on my present one. Anyway i have about £1200 to spend, i play a lot of games, but i also work regularly on photoshop, audition, and video editing software.

I already have a fair idea of how computers work (due to reading up) and what i want in the new one, but i wanted some opinions first and after reading a few threads here i think you guys are just the people to ask.
Anyway heres what i intend 2 buy

Aspire Xplorer Black/Blue Neon Mid Tower Gaming Case
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200 (yay, nay? 4400? 3800?)
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe MB
2 GB DDR Kingston
GainWard Bliss Geforce 7800GT 512MB
Hiper 580W type-R modular PSU
Western Digital WD3000JD Caviar SE 300GB 7200RPM SATA/150 8MB Cache
LG GSA-4167BRL 16X Dual Layer Dual Format DVD ± RW Writer

o and im buying an ACER 19" widescreen TFT too

but umm hey, yeah like i said im kinda newish, so your comments and critisims would be very helpful! (Though i plan to order tomorow :P)

thanks a lot
kind regards

WS
__________________

Whitespeed is offline  
Old 04-25-2006, 08:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 586
Send a message via AIM to infiltrator7
Default

looks great to me however there are two things i'd change.

1.) the processor - the 4200 is really bad value, you're better off getting a 3800 and OCing it and saving money, or just pay the extra and get the 4400.

2.) The video card - Its a great card and everything, but by the time you build this the new g80s will be coming up soon. i would buy a 6800gt to hold you off until then, and then spend the extra money you have on a nice 8000 series when it comes out.

otherwise, looks good
__________________

__________________
If you're interested in joining a MOHAA clan, send me a PM.

JOIN THE 24 ZONE FORUMS
infiltrator7 is offline  
Old 04-25-2006, 09:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Nitestick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,473
Default

i agree with infiltrator except on this point
Quote:
i would buy a 6800gt
buy a 6800gs, the 6800gt is all but dead and is overpriced. the gs performs almost on par except for cheaper and it overclocks better
Nitestick is offline  
Old 04-25-2006, 09:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 586
Send a message via AIM to infiltrator7
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by nitestick
i agree with infiltrator except on this point

buy a 6800gs, the 6800gt is all but dead and is overpriced. the gs performs almost on par except for cheaper and it overclocks better
ugh, i knew it was that one. i always get the 6800gt and gs mixed up.
__________________
If you're interested in joining a MOHAA clan, send me a PM.

JOIN THE 24 ZONE FORUMS
infiltrator7 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




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.