Ok, since I cant upgrade my older computers much, I have decided to build my own. I know a good deal more than most people, but not as much as you all. I know how to build the hardware part of the computer, just not much about the software. I have to start from scratch, I have no parts.
I have a $750-$850 budget, and am going mostly for gaming. I would like a MOBO with 2 pci-e16x so, if this works out, I can sli or crossfire the rig. What would be the cheaper option? AMD and ATI, or INTEL and NVIDIA? I want to at least have X2 or PD, prefer C2D. I know more about Intel and Nvidia than I do of ATI and AMD. But it doesnt matter.
I dont have any configurations as of yet. I was hoping you guys could suggest me a few things. Basically, I want the best bang for the buck, and easy intallation. This is going to be my first complete build, I have installed memory, GPU, and a few other things. They have worked fine.
Thanks guys, any suggestions are appreiciated.
I like this CASE
because its cheap, atx, 3 fans, nice size. Dont care about the lights. Just a thought.
Hello, good build although I suggest changing several things: Buy dual channel Ram, That means buying to 512 memory sticks instead of one 1gb stick. You could spend $16 more dolars and buy a DVD/CD burner which is much better option. If you could get a better board. I also recommend taking a look at a Core 2 Duo option which also has cheap processors (e6300). Also forget those X850XT with no SM 3.0, if you want a good card with lastest technology look for the X1K radeon series, or the Nvidia 6 and 7 series. Both of the 6 and 7 series I had very good experiences with.
Yes, I like the C2D, would you prefer the 6300 to the AMD I chose?
Well, I plan to add SLI or crossfire later, year or two. I can suffice with only 1 GPU for now, but prefer to get a mobo that will work with them later. Whats wrong with the MOBO? It comes with $30 rebate.
Do you suggest Nvidia or ati?
I know that I dont have to use ati and amd together, or intel and nvidia together. I just think it will be easier to build like that.
What PSU do you suggest?
I am not going to be doing hard core gaming, just moderate-low high. So i think 1 gig will suffice. I am trying to keep this low priced.