I have got a few questions about my new gaming rig.
I'm planning to build a good budget/performance computer, I need some advice on the power supply and other parts. Feel free to comment my choices as i'd probably learn from it.
I don't know how much power my power supply need, i calculated it somehow with a website, and it said about 400 watt. I've sawn few power supplies which looked good but I don't know if this is enough for the whole system etc.
Please help this newb
Processor: Q6600 2.4ghz G0 stepping $280,-
Mobo: Msi P35 Neo FR (dont need firewire, and don't know if it should be helpfull) $120,-
Ram: I don't have an idea, but I'm looking for a good budget deal. Was thinking about GEIL Black Dragon ddr2 800mhz cas 12 2x1gb
I've seen G-Skill ram for $47,- and I'm buying 2x1gb
Graphics Card: EVGA or an XFX 8800GTS 512mb (I know it's overpriced but it still is a nice deal here, my dad has a GTX and that is just waste of money... $360,-
Case: Thermaltake Armor Va 8000BWS Full Tower $130
I'll get HDD's and DVDRW+- myself, what brand for the DVDRW? And how much storage do I actually need with downloading music videos dvd's etc. I'll get 2 Sata's anyway... but I was thinking will 2x 320gb be enough? or should I make it 160gb and 500gb? I guess so the other one will be put windows on and some other stuff like photoshop and music. The Second one dvd's and games.
Also, will the 16mb cache have a big effect? Please fill me in.
Should the DVDRW also be sata?
And last question, how much power will it take and what kind of powersupply will I need for this system? I don't mind having a good headroom, as there will be a soundcard , printer, mouse and keyboard, few fans, good videocard, overclocked q6600 , and overclocked ram in the system probably.
Feel free to leave comments
Thanks in regard,