1. Post #1
    Griffer's Avatar
    November 2008
    198 Posts


    Is there anything incompatible or anything like that? I'm just trying to make a relatively inexpensive build here.

    Also, is there anything crucial missing? I already have a monitor,keyboard, etc.

  2. Post #2
    Nilus's Avatar
    July 2008
    361 Posts
    DO NOT GET AN 8400!
    I don't care if you're on a low budget, you won't be able to play shit on it.
    9600gt should be your MINIMUM if you intend to play games at all.

    Oh and I heard that most thermaltake power supplies except for the truepower series or whatever it's called suck ass.
    If you want quality, corsair is never wrong.

  3. Post #3
    JDK721v2's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,451 Posts
    ASRock, 8400GS..

    :barf:

  4. Post #4
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    Dennab
    July 2008
    17,590 Posts
    If you're buying an OEM processor, you're going to need a heatsink or fan. It's cheaper to buy the retail than it is to buy OEM proc + fan.

  5. Post #5
    McSanchez's Avatar
    April 2009
    887 Posts
    What will you be using this computer for?

  6. Post #6
    Griffer's Avatar
    November 2008
    198 Posts
    If you're buying an OEM processor, you're going to need a heatsink or fan. It's cheaper to buy the retail than it is to buy OEM proc + fan.
    Ah that's right, I forgot the OEM processors don't come with anything else.

    How is this CPU?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103235

    I also swapped out the GPU for a 9600GSO (as that came with CoD:WaW and only cost 55$).


    It's not meant for any solid gaming, just as a general machine for emails, burning, webcam chats and older games.

  7. Post #7
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    Bladerunner1's Avatar
    September 2007
    1,115 Posts

  8. Post #8
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    ManningQB18's Avatar
    April 2009
    9,855 Posts
    That vista is 32bit, you have 4gb.
    It will only see 3gb

    And that CD drive can't read DVDs, which is the modern format, meaning you wouldn't be able to read most stuff, Not sure if vista is a DVD, but you do need a different drive

  9. Post #9
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    mblunk's Avatar
    June 2007
    2,646 Posts
    That vista is 32bit, you have 4gb.
    It will only see 3gb

    And that CD drive can't read DVDs, which is the modern format, meaning you wouldn't be able to read most stuff, Not sure if vista is a DVD, but you do need a different drive
    :ughh:

    http://www.facepunch.com/showpost.ph...84&postcount=3

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    Bladerunner1's Avatar
    September 2007
    1,115 Posts
    its bettter then OP's