Hey Guys! New poster here! Need some help putting together a new system for me. I am maybe one step above novice so bare with me and PLEASE ask questions! I am really trying to learn so you know I’ll be bringing the questions.
My current system:
64mb geforce 3 (i know… I told you I need a new system!)
I will be using my system to download movies and songs. It is important that I can connect the tower to my HDTV. I will also be using it for lite gaming (i.e. half life 2 and CS: Source). I have a 5 piece speaker set as well as a sub that has 2 12" speakers.
As a side note, one speak stopped working and later my sound card (turtle beach santa cruz) stopped working so I’m not sure if the speak is truly broken… Other then this speaker set that I got with the dell 4400, I do not have a home audio setup. However, I’d like to make sure that this new computer will be able to handle one if I get something in the near future.
I would not mind piecing a system together through newegg or whatnot. However it seems when I get just about everything, I am at the same price if not even a little more expensive then what I have below… Also, could I rip out the power system of my current dell 4400 and use it in this new system? Thanks for any input!
So far I have pieced this system together using cyberpowerpc.com:
CASE: ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) Xion III Gaming Mid-Tower 420W Case with Side Window (BLACK COLOR)
CPU: AMD Athlonâ„¢ X2 4000+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
MOTHERBOARD: Asus M2N SLI NVIDIA nForce 560 SLI MCP Chipset DDR2/800 SATA RAID PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN, IEEE1394, USB2.0, &7.1Audio
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS 512MB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
Optical Drive: (Special Price) 20X DVDÂ±R/Â±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: 16X DVD ROM (BLACK COLOR)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
TOTAL: $700 Shipped