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ShenmueZero v2
06-26-2011, 11:10 AM
This is my 1st time building a pc. Total came out to $680. Any opinions or advice would be helpful.

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL

Acer P215HBbd Black 21.5" Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor

APEX PC-389-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer case

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD phenom

EVGA 01G-P3-1467-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support

GIGABYTE GA-P45T-ES3G LGA 775 Intel P45 atx intel motherboard

Intel Pentium E6700 Wolfdale 3.2GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor

LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Model GH22NS50

06-26-2011, 11:36 AM
"building a cpu"
"building a central processing unit"
Building a computer component....

Joking aside, I would increase your hard drive size a little bit. 160GB will fill REALLY fast.

Besides that, without researching every other part, I can say it's an alright build. Your going to be bottlenecked by your CPU. With everything else your running, a Quad will likely run smoother with everything else. Also, next time you do a build out like this, some links to the components would be nice. Assume everyone else is lazy. For example, I am too lazy to manually search for all the parts.

KMS Ahrnaiaenin
07-21-2011, 11:27 PM

Wow, you're building a CPU. I built one in an emulator once, but man you're hot stuff if you can build one from scratch!

Just make sure all the parts go together. Just make sure you PSU can handle the load. If it's a cheap PSU you'll overload it and it'll blow out. Also, make sure that all the parts go together. Nothing worse than getting DDR2 RAM instead of DDR3 when the mb only supporters DDR3.

You could probably upgrade to an Intel i5. I think they're a tad more powerful than the Woldale model. Just my couple of cents.