Jun 18, 2009
Hi, I have $600 dollars for my first build as I have never did this before. I will mostly use this for gaming only. Is everything I picked out compatible with each other? Any recommendations that will not go over my budget? Do I have everything I need? I will probably use windows 7 as a OS. Thanks a bunch. SAMSUNG 22X SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F..newegg $24.99
Rosewill R6426-P BK ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811147068..newegg..$29.99
Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JB 80GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM..newegg..$37.99
Item GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail..newegg..$79.99
Item SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail..newegg $149.99
Item OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail..newegg..$67.00
Item G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail..newegg.. $64.99
Item AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor Model HDZ550WFGIBOX - Retail..newegg..$102.99....(went with amd for low price) Its comes out to a little under $600.00...I just looked thru newegg trying to find the best deal hoping to get it right but I have you peeps to help me out..If you know of something better let me know and why...Thanks


Jul 1, 2007
Looks all right ,,don't you think that your choice of hdd is a little small,plus that old of a hdd will slow the whole system down I know I have 2 of them and compared to say a 500g hdd they are really slow,,,suggestion,,if you can stretch your budget a little and go for the 500g WD,you will be glad you did,and for what it is worth do not worry about going ide as opposed to sata,neither you or your system will really notice the difference,my WD 500g can copy/move a 4g file in less that 3 min flat sometimes even quicker,you gotta look at the whole system...:)