i want to build my next Computer and i need help on what hardware to buy. My main use is Gaming and Design programs and my budget is a little over $1,000....i dont need a monitor right away and dont i really need a sound card or am i just fine with the onboard audio????
hello, I was wondering if you have any particular requirements for your system? I know you say that your building it for a gaming/graphics system. Your main concern should be whether or not you want to build your computer around AMD or INTEL. Once you decide which one your prefer, than you can start the selection of motherboard, memory, video card, etc.
I personally prefer the AMD chips, but that is just my preferance. I have all ranges of CPU's that I currently have and I have no issues with any of them. From Sempron's to Prescott to the socket 939 AMD 64.
Okay back to your original question. If you want to get tried and true hardware I would go with either the AMD 64 (socket 939) or Intel's more recent CPU's (not Prescott--too hot, I know this for a fact).
If I were to build one right now I would start with at least the socket AM2 chip from AMD.
Here is just an example of a system you can start with. Please understand that any of these components can be changed and modified to fit your budget (This is just a starting point to look at). I'm not an expert, but I have built 7 computers in the last year, so I have some experience. Just make sure you use quality memory and motherboards, because if you do than you will have a better chance of having a somewhat worry free computer (not always true, but at least you have a better chance).
If you have any other information that you would like answers to, I'd be glad to help you.
P.S. I got this information from Zipzoomfly.com. Newegg.com is another good website to do some research on. Newegg has customer reviews on most of their items that they sell, so you can make your own opinion about whether or not you like what you see/read.
Swap the motherboard for the Asus M2N-E. A $1000 budget means SLI is not an option. You only see the true benefit from SLI out of high end cards like the 7900GT. But unless you get both card within 3 months of each other, it's pointless again because the next generation of cards beats your 2 in SLI by itself.
yea ive read that AMD is more compatible for Gaming.....i was thinken of goin AM2.....not sure what chip to get just yet....will wait till Conroe comes out and see what i can afford.....still not sure what mobo to get but right now i have an ABIT AT7 Max2 so i was thinken ABIT cuz that board hasnt given me any problems....thanx for all the info, too.......