Need advice for buying a new PC.

paul1290 01-22-2007 03:55 PM
I'm thinking of buying a new PC. I haven't bought one in a really long time so I was hoping you guys might have some advice.

My budget is around $800 and I don't need to get a monitor, keyboard, mouse, or speakers with it (I already have those).

I found a PC with some of the following specs to be within the budget:
-Athlon64 X2 4600+ Dual Core
-1GB RAM
-GeForce 7600GT 256MB
-160GB Hard Drive


I'm not quite sure about the following questions:
-Would this set up require any extra cooling? (extra case fans and the like.)
-Would the usual 420Watt Power supply be enough or would i have to get a 500Watt?

Any other suggestions would also be welcome.
X Prime 01-22-2007 06:17 PM
What fans does your current case possess?

You do realize by the way you can transfer your old HDs?
Jonny Axehandle 01-22-2007 08:50 PM
quote:
Originally posted by paul1290
-Would this set up require any extra cooling? (extra case fans and the like.)
-Would the usual 420Watt Power supply be enough or would i have to get a 500Watt?


The fans depend on what you will use this for. Judging by those specs I'd say you were looking for a powerful gaming rig. If that's the case you'd want some extra cooling.

And 420W isn't anything nowadays. Heck, I'm getting a case for a new PC that has a 450W pre-packaged and the thing is ultra-cheep. Go with the 500W.

BTW, if you are looking for a way to transfer your data, let me know. I can guide you through it. (in fact, I just transfered some data from one HD to another not so long ago)