Thread: Getting Ready to Build First PC
July 19th, 2009, 01:23 AM #1
- Join Date
- Jul 2009
- Bean fields of Ohio
Getting Ready to Build First PC
Im looking into building my first computer. Im unsure as to what is actually good so Im wondering if any of you could help me out on what to get. The computer will be used at home for engineering programs-(CAD,NX5, solid edge) with some gaming on the side. My budget is around $800 and is for the case and everything inside it, nothing else. I plan on ordering everything from newegg so if you guys could give me a list with links it would be very helpful. Thanks for any help.
Here is a incomplete list of what I've already sort of looked at. Nothing is set in stone and was just quickly looking around. I know I still need a power supply and driver. Please let me know what you guys think and if there is a better cheaper setup. I think im close to also blowing my budget with just this stuff alone lol.
ASUS P5Q3 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #:P5Q3 - $139.99
APEVIA X-SUPRA G-Type X-SUPRAG-BL Black / Blue SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #:X-SUPRAG-BL - $59.99
Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD7500AYYS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM
Model #:WD7500AYYS - $69.99
ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Model #:EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 - $159.99
SUPER TALENT Chrome Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800 (PC3 14400) Desktop Memory Model WB180UX6G9 - Retail
Model #:WB180UX6G9 - $112.99
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q8400 - Retail
Model #:BX80580Q8400 - $174.99
Thanks in advance!!
July 19th, 2009, 02:22 AM #2
This is about $800. With rebates its nicely at about $750. Do you need an OS? If not you could get a more powerful GPU. If not thats where the rest of the budget is gonna go.. Then again you could go with Windows 7 for now if you want, which is free. But you have to pay when the trial period ends next year.
BTW the ram you picked will not work with the parts you picked, its for core i7 and is lower voltage stuff and tri-channel compared to the C2Q's dual-channel memory controller.
mobo: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
ram: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Desktop Memory
video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130434
PSU: Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies
HD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
DVD: Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners
Last edited by pullmyfoot; July 19th, 2009 at 02:35 AM.i5 3750 | ASUS P75 | GTX560Ti | 8gb Corsair Vengence
PII 720BE X3 @ 3.7Ghz | Gigabyte 790GX | HD6850 | 8gb OCZ Reper
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By Patrick in forum Applications and Operating SystemsReplies: 9Last Post: May 12th, 2008, 11:57 AM
By LilStilo in forum General Tech DiscussionReplies: 6Last Post: March 2nd, 2007, 06:21 PM
By Dachipsta in forum General Tech DiscussionReplies: 19Last Post: February 21st, 2007, 10:15 PM
By gunstar in forum Processors, Memory, and OverclockingReplies: 13Last Post: December 15th, 2005, 05:53 AM