i didnt put any motherboard or fans on the list.. cause i knew id need help pickin those out.. i know i could choose a lesser processor and overclock it, doesnt matter to me.. id like an SLI or CrossFire gpu/mobo, just in case i pick up a second gpu later down the road.. but whatever..
im assuming itll come out to around $800 with all the pieces (not including monitor, mouse, keyboard).. and id like that to be knocked down a bit.. my intention is to be able to play somethin like call of duty 4 with the settings up pretty high.. but iono how low i can go with the gpu/cpu while keeping that goal still in sight.. any help would be appreciated
imo if your not overclocking amd is the way to go, if you are iv read people are having trouble getting the 6000+/6400+ over 3.4ghz (im running 3.45ghz on my 6400, but cant seem to keep it stable much higher). the e8400 is predicted to clock over 4ghz easily.
as for cpu cooler, may i suggest the tuniq toer 120.
it took my old oc'd 4400+ from 30/40c (idle/load) to about 25/30c
The case may be ok , but the PSU that comes with it, isn't. You're going to need clean, stable power no matter what other parts you choose and you need more amps on the 12V rail for the video card. Here's the deal of the day on a power supply; http://www.buy.com/prod/Corsair-VX-550W-Power-Supply/q/...
I don't think a 380 will handle the video card, I could be wrong though. Of the other video cards, go with the MSI, it has 512 Mb of ram , the other two are only 256. You went from and Intel CPU to AMD, stick with Intel. Look at the 21XX series which can OC to around 3 GHz, you can always upgrade later.The motherboards linked above are all under $100.
I would swap the ram for Crucial Ballistix cost less after rebate and it has better timings and overclocks great; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Do you need an OS?
comes out to $610.. the mobo is probably crap, but i cant tell.. i tried to get pieces that would be compatible, but i probably failed miserably at that.. assuming that this rig would work, how well would a game like Call of Duty 4 perform on it? thank you all for your responses
Comes to $164, more bang, less $$$. Take the 24 bucks you just saved and get the corsair power supply.
ok thats awesome.. how powerful (maybe weak is a better term) would this setup be? like what FPS would i be able to get out of a high-end game and with what settings?.. im asking because if it seems too weak for what i want im willing to pay more.. once again, thanks for the responses
If you wait a Little you can get an E8200, same chip just lower multiplier. or, if you go AMD, get a stripped down 7-series board. My personal policy is never skimp on the Mobo or the PSU. the other parts are mostly workable. If you live near a MicroCenter, you can get a Samsung DVD burner for $25, a Coolermaster CM690 for $20, pay the tax but save the cost of shipping. you could use OEM cooling and still OC a little bit if you're really trying to save money. prolly shave $30+ off your build using these suggestions.
I agree on the Corsair though. either that or a Seasonic.