Building A PC or Hac............advice on parts?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by allbrokeup, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. allbrokeup macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2008
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hi there,

    In a few months, I will be assembling my first PC/Hac. But I need some advice on parts that I will be using.

    The guy where I bought the computer case (Asus Vento TAK11 incl. 450w PSU) outlined the recommended parts that I would need in order to do what I want with the computer I am going to build.

    They were:

    Asus P5Q-Pro Motherboard (775 Socket)
    2GB RAM
    Asus Hd4850 1GB Video Card
    Intel Q2800 (Intel Core 2 Quad)
    LG Blu-Ray Drive
    22-24" LCD Monitor
    WD 500GB Int HDD

    I told him that I wanted to play games like GTAIV at the same speed as the PS3 or near to it, also to be able to decode/burn/backup/watch BluRay or HD Movies at full speed and size. Can I do better? Or won't I have room in my Mid Tower? Should I get a "Glass Wall Tower" instead?

  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    you will have better luck getting help with this at
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
  4. Beric macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2008
    Bay Area
    Yup. Also try hardforum and

    I'm building a PC in a couple of months as well. Good luck to you!

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