A few weeks ago I go the go ahead from my wife to build myself a new computer. I have been rocking a P4 at home for quite some time…so long in fact that I just started using my work laptop as my home computer. It wasn’t horrible but definitely time to upgrade. I knew I wanted to keep the cost down even though I think I could have gotten my wife to agree to nearly any reasonable price and I knew I wanted it to be FAST!! 🙂 That is a relative term but the items I did purchase SEEM very very fast to me. It would blow my mind if I were to get all the high end stuff :).
Case: Ultra X-Blaster ATX Black Mid-Tower Case
Power Supply: Ultra LSP550 550-Watt Power Supply
Memory: Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 4096MB PC6400
Processor: AMD Phenom 9500 Processor
Motherboard: Asus M2N-SLI Motherboard
Hard Drive: Seagate 500GB Serial ATA
Video Card: XFX GeForce 7600 GT (already owned)
Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 32Bit (already owned)
Total: $374.98 + Tax/Shipping
I thought that price was pretty darn good. By the way, I don’t have all 5.9’s on Vista’s experience rating, I only have 5.9’s on everything except graphics. I have 5.5 there but will hopefully be able to get a 9800GT Video Card here soon which will put me up to 5.9’s 🙂 The operating system was free because I let Microsoft spy on my Windows XP machine for a few months. In return, they gave me a copy of Vista Ultimate 32/64 Bit.