Originally Posted by Morizuno
ULTRA is like the Rosewill of Tiger Direct, except the reasonable products.
That LSP psu probably can't supply 550w's os power and will most likely EXPLODE under load.
Anyways, I've worked at compusa and it really sucks. Prices are a lot more than newegg if you start adding things together and my old co-workers / employees are pretty dumb when it comes to choosing parts.
I think with that budget, you could've gotten a lot better parts. But, since this was your first build, you'll make better choices the next time around.
I remember my first build, it was total crap, but I made wiser choices the next time around.
Some things which I would change would be the mobo, as it uses DDR2 RAM and DDR3 is not only cheaper, but future proof as you can reuse it in other builds. Another thing would be the CPU. That's a Gen 1 phenom, which runs hot and pretty bad. An athlon II x3 would be a lot cooler and powerful. Lastly would be that ultra psu as I'm just worried if it'll explode under load.
Buying from the "for sale" section and newegg could save you mucho $$$
Have fun with your first build, it's actually pretty good for games depending on what games that is and probably looks awesome to non-techy people
Well I honestly don't play the new demanding games that much. I stick with MW2, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, Test Drive Unlimited (Most Likely am gonna get the 2nd one), I do some flying in FSX and Lock On, Counter Strike Source, and my favorite, Battlefield 1942 and Vietnam
Thanks anyway though, Even though you guys consider some parts as junk products, I did my best to try make a cheap budget gaming computer for a good price, I mean after all, its a Budget Gamer Computer, or else id be going for SLI or Crossfire