Thanks a lot for all the feedback. I made a few changes like putting the 4 gb instead of 2 and the upgraded motherboard. I think i'd just wait for the new power supply for when I buy a new graphics card because if it works for right now I'd rather just save the money right now. The total before shipping and tax and everything went up to 650, which is about 1000 less than I was expecting to pay so that's perfectly fine with me. I was going to upgrade the case but 100 bucks more for something just a little cooler looking isn't really worth it, plus I can always upgrade in the future if I feel like it. Thanks again for all the feedback from everyone. So I buy all this and I'm good?
Tequila's build is good, but I'd spend a little extra in a few places.
1: Higher-quality motherboard. The Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L offers a fair bit over its older P35 sibling, and is definitely worth a bit extra in my book.
2: A little more space wouldn't hurt. For around $25 you could double your hard drive space, which isn't a bad way to spend $25. Game installs are getting pretty big, and if you have a lot of stuff, you could find yourself without room fairly quickly.
3: A slightly better power supply wouldn't hurt either. Graphics cards are becoming more and more power-hungry, and while the Earthwatts 430w is more than enough for right now, it might not cut the mustard next time you want to upgrade your graphics card.
4: I just read an interesting article on Bit-Tech showing that running 4GB of RAM can significantly impact performance of certain games over 2GB. While the average frame-rates generally weren't generally affected, the minimum frame-rates often shot up quite a bit - and to be quite honest, minimum frame-rates are what I'd be more concerned about than average. I'd rather play a game that averaged 30FPS and never dropped below 20 than a game that averages 50FPS but dips down to 10FPS occasionally.
5: This is entirely optional, but I'd be open to spending a bit more on a case you like the look of than the cheapest case you can find. If the look of the case doesn't bother you, don't worry about it, but don't be afraid to check out a few different cases as well.RayvinAzn
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