Help building my first PC - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-31-2009, 06:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 5
Default Help building my first PC

I have an old Dimension c521 that can hardly play any games so I have been wanting to build a new computer but am limited on money though

This is what I think ill be using

-RAIDMAX ATX-248WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (3 fans)
-AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Kuma 2.8GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core Processor
-ASRock A780LM AM2+/AM2 AMD RS780L (760G) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
-EVGA e-GeForce 8800GTS 320MB
-PC Power and Cooling Ultra-Quiet Silencer Series 420W ATX12V Computer Power Supply PPCS420X, Supports PCI-E, SATA, 80 PLUS Certified
-Kingston 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory

All together little over 300$

Would this run most upcomming games? And any New games that are already out? And I don't need to be able to run games on high, all i want is to make sure the games run smooth. And i keep the resolution at basic 1024x768
__________________

shurikanx1 is offline  
Old 07-31-2009, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lady Techie
 
Yami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 7,774
Default Re: Help building my first PC

All good choices, but you'd probably be better off getting a 790 chipset mobo, and an ATX one instead of mATX.
And you'd be better off going with 800MHz RAM.

That rig should play most new games at least on medium, considering you're running at 12024x768.

You might want to get 512MB version of the 8800GTS instead.

What OS will you be using?
__________________

__________________
Desktop i5-4440 - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - EVGA GTX970 - 4x4GB 1600MHz - Samsung 850 EVO 250GB - Be Silent Base 800 - 3TB+1TB+1TB+640GB
Laptop i7-3740QM @ 2.7GHz, 2x4GB 1600Mhz, GT640M, OCZ Agility 3 120GB
Smartphone Galaxy S7 Edge

LinkedIn Kiera Mitchell
Yami is offline  
Old 07-31-2009, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 5
Default Re: Help building my first PC

I would be using XP as the OS
shurikanx1 is offline  
Old 07-31-2009, 08:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 178
Default Re: Help building my first PC

I agree with Yamikotai, get a 512mb card to be on the safe side, it won't be much more expensive. As long as you stay at that resolution you will be able to play modern games at reasonable settings.
Domestic 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
Building System, Stuck on Motherboard etc. rocknje New Systems | Building and Buying 33 07-12-2009 08:32 PM
Building a Personal Gaming Computer. Budget: $600.00-800.00 centcuse New Systems | Building and Buying 2 06-10-2009 12:34 AM
Is Apple Building a Search Engine? Osiris Apple and Mac 0 11-14-2008 12:25 PM
Computer Building Help FATAL FLAW System Upgrades 11 03-20-2008 04:00 PM
A Computer Building Guide.....by Elbatrop1 Elbatrop1 System Upgrades 31 04-07-2007 08:26 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:09 PM.


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