Hi, new to posting, but been a-lurkin for a while. Great site btw. Wed nite my computer gave up the ghost (p4-3.0) pretty sure the psu went out. Since it is older, I'm going to attempt another build instead of upgrading and would like some suggestions from you knowlegable peoples.
The new build will be used for general computing and gaming. I'm not really a "high end" gamer, but want a good solid machine on a budget.
What I have found so far:
- AMD 64x2 5200+ 2.6
-ECS KA3 MVP AM2 580X crossfire ATX or Biostar T-Force 550 Nvidia N force 550 MCP
-Antec Nine Hundred mid tower
- Hiper HPU-4K580 ATX12v 580W
-G.Skill 2GB (2x1GB) 240 pin DDR2 800 (volts 1.8-2.0) or same except for (volts 2.0-2.1)
-EVGA GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128 bit GDDR3 PCI-e x16
-Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB 7200 16MB cache 3.0GB/s
-Hanns 19" 5ms DVI widescreen LCD 300 cd/m2 700:1
Sorry about all the typing, but wasn't sure how to post links.
If I added right it comes to a little over $900 from newegg.
Any input will be appreciated. I would like to get the best MB/CPU I can afford right now and worry about upgrading the other parts later.