New Rig coming in the mail...

My old PC is getting a little rough around the edges (including a hard drive with the OS on it that is fragmented 42% and won't defrag further), so... I just ordered pieces to part up a new computer...

- 550w power supply and case
- eVGA Mainboard (680i SLI)
- 4GB RAM (PC-6400) - wtih two more slots open for another 4GB for the future
- MSI NVidia 8600GTS OC
- Intel E6600 Dual-Core CPU
- 2 Hard drives (Western Digital).. System drive: 160GB, backup: 500GB.

I have Microsoft Technet subscription, so will put on Vista, and dual boot with Abuntu Linux.

I know it's not a "Boss" system, but it fits my budget and is a lot better than what I currently have. Since all I do on my present computer is surf the Internet, email, torrent, and play DoD:S, I think it'll serve it's purpose.

Oh yeah.. Getting a 20" LCD monitor too (5ms).

Happy hunting to me !amazed


EGO Is My Life!
wow thats impressive. if you want you can have it shipped to my address!


EGO Zealot
send it to me not outbreak
hmm, I might have to agree with roguesniper on that one. 2 weeks after I upped my computer to a 8800gts, my Ultra 550 P.S. went south. Seeing that you are running a 8600, it shouldn't be that different. I know that the 7800 series were pretty power hungry, but I have a friend in Irvine that has a 7800, AND a 500 power supply. Its been working fine with him for more than a year. Soooo......I guess it just depends on what PS you buy. I recently bought a silverstone 750, and It seems to be working well. The fan is pretty quiet too (knock on wood)

Meisster -I|G-

Forum Fiend
not a bad budget pc at all...i wouldn't reccomend getting vista's a toal system hog...i reccomend trying to get xp if u can...but it is your comp...either way...great budget system
Very nice rig,i've got 4 gigs of ram but i need 64bit Vista for my rig to notice all the lovely ram i've packed into my mobo.

As some people have said i would get something around 700+ watts if i was you.