Aug 7, 2008
Hi everyone, im buying a new computer (mostly for gaming).
What do you think about this setup?

Motherboard: Gigabyte EP43-DS3L
CPU: E7300
RAM: OCZ 4GB 800MHz Platinum Kit
VGA: Asus HD4830 512MB
HDD: Samsung 320GB Sata2
ODD: Samsung S223Q
PSU: Gigabyte Superb 550W
Case: Thermaltake VB2000BWS M5

Monitor: SAMSUNG 2043BW
Speakers: Logitech X-530
Keyboard: Logitech G15 v2
Mouse: A4Tech X750F (already bought it)
I love gigabyte mobo's, but they aren't known for their psu's. Maybe a corsair or PCP&C would be a better choice. The card may be a little weak for some of the more intense games if you want the settings on high.


Aug 23, 2007
I would recommend trying to upgrade to an HD4850, even if you have to downgrade the cpu...believe me, it will be worth it...

4 gigs of DDR2 800 is a no brainer...

I dont know how much you are spending on the Gigabyte psu, but a solid choice would be going with an Antec psu...they really arent that expensive and are extremely reliable (ask anyone)

I also dont know how much you are spending on that case, but if you need to save money, always downgrade the case...I currently use a Thermaltake WingRS case which was ridiculously cheap and Ive been extremely please with it...