New PC Build - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-23-2010, 10:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4
Default New PC Build

Well Here's a new build. comes to 680

AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2Ghz Black Edition AM3 Processor
8GB DDR3 1333Mhz Memory
GigaByte MA770T- UD3 AM3 Motherboard
1Gb Nvidia Geforce 250 GTS 738Mhz Core / 1100Mhz Memory
1Tb 7200rpm 16mb Hitachi hard Drive
CD/DVD R/RW Optical Drive
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Any thoughts?

spirosbert is offline  
Old 02-23-2010, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
aliasaid's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,400
Default Re: New PC Build

8GB seems like a lot. What you planning on doing with this computer?

Get the 5770 instead of the GTS 250.

I wouldn't get the hitachi drive, get a caviar black or samsung F3.

What power supply will you be getting?

"Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand." -Confucius
aliasaid is offline  
Old 02-23-2010, 11:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pac NW
Posts: 70
Default Re: New PC Build

Basically what was said above:

Are you stuck on the GTS250? For a little more $ you could go with a 5770 and future proof the system and gain a little more performance.

You wont be needing 8GB of ram for gaming so You could pull the money from that.
iBaker 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
Great Beginner Build Guide Spit-wad New Systems | Building and Buying 5 04-29-2009 09:17 PM
Need advice on 1st time budget build Dudeman System Upgrades 6 04-12-2009 05:29 PM
$1000 CAD Build xxfirexx New Systems | Building and Buying 15 03-12-2009 04:00 PM
Windows 7 Build 7000 Beta Review KSoD Official TF Reviews 11 02-15-2009 12:33 PM
First PC build, any help appreciated. relapserebel System Upgrades 16 01-29-2009 12:02 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.