New Pc Build


Limp Gawd
Jul 2, 2006
1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing?
Programming,Virtualbox,Webdesign, Web browser
2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
Not higher than 1500
3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible.
Lafayette La
4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. The word "Everything" is not a valid answer. Please list out all the parts you'll need.
Cpu, Video Card, Mobo, SSD, DVD writer, cooler, ram, hard drive
5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
Case, old evga 7600 video card, sata dvd burner
6) Will you be overclocking?

7) What size monitor do you have and/or plan to have?
8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
With the next month
9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Firewire? Crossfire or SLI support? USB 3.0? SATA 6Gb/s? eSATA? Onboard video? etc.
Sata 6gb, usb 3.0
10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If so, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit?
Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Monitors - Acer S231HLbid Black 23

Video Card - EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450

Power Supply - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650

Motherboard - ASUS P8P67 DELUXE

Processor - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz

Memory - G.SKILL 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600

OS Harddrive - Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB

Storage Harddrive - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB


[H]F Junkie
Aug 7, 2005
Any reason you choose the Deluxe board over the PRO? A lot of people recommend the MSI boards over Asus because of some early issues Asus had (I never had any though). Something to think about though. Also, do you need a black drive for the second drive? Assuming it is just for storage, you can save some power, heat, and money by going with a Caviar Green drive instead.


Ninja Editor SuperMod
Dec 15, 2005
Any particular reason why you want to spend this much on a video card? You should be fine with a cheapp HD 5450 or HD 6450 unless the applications you're using takes advantage of Nvidia's CUDA tech.

Nothing you've said justifies that motherboard considering that this cheaper mobo meets all the requirements you've stated so far:
$170 - MSI P67A-GD65 Intel P67 ATX Motherboard

Storage Harddrive - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB

This Samsung actually performs the same as that WD Black drive while being $30 less:
$60 - Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Also, what case are you reusing?