I just joined today, and I think I will like it here!
Well, in all of my efforts to compile a cheap, compatable, high preformance gaming rig for myself, I came up with this:
(keep in mind that I already have a monitor, speakers, KB+M, and a CD/DVD/CD-RW drive)
: eVGA 512-P2-N568-AR Geforce 7900GT KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16: $300.00
: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2000MHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor: $125.00
: eVGA 133-K8-NF43 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD: $97.00
: Corsair ValueSelect DDR400 (2x512= 1GB): $98.00
: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value SB0400 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card: $64.00
: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KSRTL 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s: $150.00
: Antec Sonata II (includes 450W power supply that sadly, won't be used): $109.99
: ePOWER Puma II EP-450XP-P2B ATX12V 450W Power Supply 100-120V AC/200-240V AC UL, CE, CB, FCC: $47.00
: Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2 - OEM: $90.00
Is that a good build, it only comes up to about $1080.00.
Also, I have been assured that all of these parts are compatable, but I have never built a PC before. I have installed RAM and PCI cards before, but I have never actually put one together before. I have read a couple guides on this site and from random google searches, and I know pretty much where everything goes, but I am still really nervous. Is there anything that I need to know, or is there aything I forgot to list, including miscelaneos items, right down to extra screws or something like that?
Also, if the parts are actually incompatable, tell me and tell me what to replace it with.