I'm new here, looking to get some advice/thoughts/input on a build I have been putting together. I've never done this before (my current computer is 7 yrs old or so) and have decided to take a base model XPS 410 and add to it. I don't necessarily do any hardcore gaming, but I want something that will perform well for what I do play (Oblivion, Guild Wars, HOM&M V, Civ) and hopefully has some staying power. I will not be overclocking. I'd like to keep the price around $2,000, although I am open to suggestions if the added cost would have a large impact.
Here's what I am looking at so far:
XPS 410 case, mobo (P965 BTX), power supply (375W)
Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.40 GHz 4MB shared L2 cache)
Vista Home Premium OS
320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache
16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW)
13 in 1 Media Card Reader and 3.5 in Floppy Drive
(I would be removing the memory and vc that are included and adding to my existing machine)
total is about $1100
EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 640MB SUPERCLOCKED video card
OCZ Plat. 2GB DDR2 800 RAM
Samsung 226BW 22" monitor
Samsung 18x DVD/48X CD burner
Creative Sound Blaster x-Fi Xtreme Gamer sound card
Logitech x-230 32 watt 2.1 speakers
SYBA PCI 1394a firewire card
total again is about $1100 for a grand total of $2200.
The main questions I have right now:
Do I have enough of a power supply?
Any problems with the 800 (PC2 6400) memory?
Performance of the moniter?
Any other thoughts or suggestions are welcome, thanks.