So I have been wanting to build a computer for some time but never got around to it so I picked a build and wondered what the tech geeks of Heresy have to say. Keep in mind this is suppose to be entry level gaming pc.
Athlon II X3 455 Box AM3 3.3G 512KB 95W
Gigabyte Nvidia SATA RAID Preinstall D Motherboard
Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 PCI-Express Graphics card
Crucial CT2KIT25664BA1339 4GB 2GBx2 240-pin...
Hitachi Deskstar 3.5 Inch 1 TB 7200 RPM SAT...
Power Supply Unit:
Corsair CMPSU-430CX CX Series 430-watt Powe...
LG Electronics GH22NS50 22X SATA Super Mult...
Basic DVD reader/writer, but priced well.
GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower Interior Steel Chassis (Black)
Your PSU seems a bit on the small side, you are not going to have a lot of room to upgrade and I am curious why you went with a tri core versus a quad core. I wish you luck with your ATI card, I have nothing but trouble from them. So far though for what you have spent it is looking nice. Post some pics up!
Make sure you keep constant data backups. Hitachi drives are rubbish and it will die on you for no reason. I'm a PC repair engineer and they are the worst for random failures. I recommend upgrading it to a Western Digital 7200rpm drive asap.
And the man in the rain picked up his bag of secrets, and journeyed up the mountainside, far above the clouds, and nothing was ever heard from him again, except for the sound of TUBULAR BELLS!
looks a good build, the only thing i would surgest is a PSu upgrade and maybe a better graphics card (one that wont break the budget) as ive read mixed views of the 5670 and its not a great performer, one review compared it to an older 4670, and in the tests' the older card out performed it. so either look at a budget 5750/70 or even for now a 4870 card
*looks back at first (failed) attempt at building Pc*
Wasn't a good idea to do that when I was 12.
In my opinion anything below quad core isnt worth your time, although it is more expensive.
My older cousin bought a Hitachi hard drive, not sure what model, he lost all his files from the main drive and he was still skint from buying another part (graphics card I think) meaning he didn't have any external backups.
I currently use 2x1tb seagate barrecuda and they seem to be working pretty well.