Hey all, I am new to the forums here. Looks like a great place that I will be looking forward to participating in.
I am looking to build a new computer. The one I am using now is about 6, maybe 7 years old. I am running PhotoshopCS2 with only 512SDRAM and a PIII 800MHz, hehehe. I was wondering if I post a link to my wish list at newegg, can someone look it over and see if I have any conflicts? Like I said, it has been a while and some of the new jargon I cannot decipher and it's the first time I am seeing it. Thanks all. (I will post the link once I have your permission, I don't want to just barge in and say hey, look at my crap, although I guess that is essentially what I AM doing, haha)
sweet, thanks for the warm welcome. Well, basically I am going to be doing some higher end gaming, a good bit of photo editing with lots of high res. stuff. As far as software goes, I have all the software so I didn't include that on the purchase list, also I am sticking with XP Pro as my OS until Vista matures a bit. My budget is at most 1500 and that's only because that is what the total is so far. That's a bit more than I wanted to spend Ideally, I would like to come in under a grand. I am trying to keep it mid range for now and possible upgrade later. It's just my computer now is having a hard time communicating with my digi. cam. and my iPod, etc. *SEE BELOW FOR CORRECT LINK*
OK, I shared my list with myself via email, let's see if that works haha
*SEE BELOW FOR CORRECT LINK* <-------that didn't work either! hahaha OK, I just saw the tab for 'public wish list', and I did click on share, but it's not showing. be back in a few mintues.
That's $1461 before rebates I think, best I can do with your budget.
One thing you have to understand is if you want to do any gaming at all, Graphics card > CPU > Ram in that order, Graphics card is just so much more important than the CPU (This does NOT mean you should cripple the CPU). You were not going to get much gaming done on that 7600GT.
well, I still can't get the link working, but I guess it does if were able to get the info. Thanks for the reply, that makes sense with the video card. Funny, that was actually my first choice for my mother board, and my first choice for power supply as well...AND my first choice for the CPU cooler. Get outta my head! hahaha
So, is the RAM cooler and Video card fan not necessary?
All of the items I excluded were completely unnecessary, however being out of the hardware loop for so long justifies that you didn't know that. Ram doesn't even get that hot to even need a heatsink, let alone a cooler (They just put heatsink because it looks cool) and the GTS has a monster stock cooler (Can OC pretty well with it, I have one of these cards), you can only beat it with water cooling (only necessary if you're going for intense overclocking).
I was able to force the link by pasting together, took a bit of effort, but I got it working
I mean that if there are empty slots and the package doesn't bring enough fans to place there, then you'll need more... I haven't seen what those cases come bundled with, I just know how good the case itself is.