#1
I don't really know anything about computers, but I need some help. Here are some parts I found online at Tiger Direct. Keep in mind it's mostly to play games (Mostly Spore, but I'll also be getting the Star Trek MMO when it comes out.)

Video Card-EVGA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card 1gb-74.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4111742&CatId=3669

Ram- Corsair XMS2 4GB PC6400 DR2 800MHz 4gb-44.97

Sound Card-Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy GE-40.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=4459743&sku=C44-3400&srkey=Creative%20Labs%20Sound%20Blaster%20Audigy%20GE

Case-Cooler Master Elite 330Mid-towercase 350-watt power supply Front USB and Audio Ports-74.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2541414&CatId=1843

Modem-USRobotics 56k'V.92 Internal FaxModem PC-33.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=406084&CatId=563

Processor- AMD Phenom X4 9600 Quad 2.30 GHz Retail-109.97
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3476411&CatId=3496

Motherboard-Gigabyte Ma785GM-US2H Motherboard- AMD 785G, ATI Hybrid Crossfire X, PCIe 2.0 USB 2.0 RAID, HDMI, DVI, VGA-107.99

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4936681&CatId=2838


I already own a Hard drive.

Will I be able to make a computer out of this?
#2
Hmm, well... if you're willing to shell out more cash, I'd suggest a better graphics card. The one you're considering using will most likely become obsolete in a few years. Most of the newer games coming out are beefing up the requirements quite a bit.

And the RAM you're getting seems orgasmic.
#3
The Graphics card only has to last me till Christmas, I have about $500 to spend on this Computer right now, I'll go back and upgrade some of the stuff later.
#4
Quote by Packedcracker
The Graphics card only has to last me till Christmas, I have about $500 to spend on this Computer right now, I'll go back and upgrade some of the stuff later.


In that case, you should be perfectly fine dude. Spore doesn't look like it'll take much. Not sure about Star Trek...
#5
Quote by Packedcracker
The Graphics card only has to last me till Christmas, I have about $500 to spend on this Computer right now, I'll go back and upgrade some of the stuff later.

If you're short on cash, ditch the soundcard and go for a better graphics card. On board audio is not that bad enyways.
Last edited by metaldud536 at Aug 18, 2009,
#6
on the lowest graphics, i can play spore on my laptop. so its not that graphics intensive unless you want the good textures and stuff.
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#7
Quote by Zugunruhe
on the lowest graphics, i can play spore on my laptop. so its not that graphics intensive unless you want the good textures and stuff.



I really don't care about graphics, I'm used to playing my Wii
#9
if the mobo has ethernet (which it does), you wont need that modem card.

the 350w psu is NOT enough to run the hardware you have. get a case without one and get a seperate psu, i suggest around 600w, and i also suggest corsair but any will do.

youd be better off getting 1066mhz ram, the speed is better suited for the mobo. id only get 2gb, 4 is a bit overkill for what you need.

other than that its fine for compatability. i suggest looking on www.newegg.com for better deals, thats where i get all my parts.
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#10
tiger direct is fine and all, and the parts you picked out seem pretty fairly priced, but i would recommend newegg.com.

i didn't know anything about computers so i studied for a week, bought the parts for $500 on newegg, received everything in two days, and built my first computer within two hours of receiving it.

the rig i built was able to play all the recent games back then on high / max.

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#12
You're better off getting DDR3 memory just for future-proofing, but if you're getting DDR2 get 1066MHz, not 800. It does make a difference.
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#13
Why would any man play Spore for more than 3 months. Seriously.


But if it's your "thing" then I guess I'll have to respec - *Grabs Op's copy of spore and destroys it*


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#14
As you have been told, you need a more powerful power supply. I suggest ditching the soundcard and using the rest of the money on something in the range of 750 Watts, especially if you're considering upgrading your video card soon.

You're better off getting DDR3 memory just for future-proofing, but if you're getting DDR2 get 1066MHz, not 800. It does make a difference.


The board supports DDR2. DDR3 has the same number of pins, but different key notches. It wouldn't work. Besides, it uses a different interface. But the part about the frequency is true. 800 mhz is pretty outdated. Although, if you know anyone really good with modifying computer parts, it's possible to overclock your memory to ~1066.