I've been lurking these forums for the past few months, and have decided to build my own computer using the guides and stickies! Primary purpose is for gaming. Think WoW, CSGO, and maybe some recent games on medium settings. I want to be able to cycle several of the parts through future builds as well (hoping to learn as I build).
This will be my first build ever. I've done my best to make sure all of the parts are compliant with one another - and though CPU cooler is uncertain in fit, all else looks "decent" enough for me. Peripherals such as audio and mouse are already supplied. Have I overlooked anything?
You only need 500 or less watts. Go with the newest cpus if buying new.
You probably don;t need a cooler unless you need to overclock now.
Also you can probably make a build for less than 1000 if price is a problem.
Finally do you want to overclock.
Thanks for the fast responses guys! I will redo my build according to this advice. In order to keep parts to cycle through for future builds, I presume that a good PSU and case is key. Are there other factors I should keep in mind for future builds?
Dvd drives might be outdated by your next build, you can keep the psu sometimes, case, dvd drive, and usually the ram unless the amount has changed or the channel type. A new motherboard graphics card and cpu are the most expensive and gives the computer new life. Also the more expensive the graphics card the faster it looses value and their is diminishing returns after 250-300 dollars right now.