I am very new to building computers and am interested in building a gaming computer to play MMO games such as WoW. I am looking to spend 1600-1700 CAD on the computer not including monitor/mouse/keyboard.
I dont really know where to start and what to look for in compenents. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
p.s. i was looking around at a site called memory express and put together somthing that i thought looked good. any suggestions?
Product Name Qty Unit Price Price
Cooler Master - Cosmos 1000 Silent Full Tower
ILC: 870423006336 SKU: MX18544
1 $199.95 $199.95
ARCTIC SILVER - Arctic Silver 5 High Density Silver Thermal Compound, 3.5g
ILC: ARCTICSIL5-3.5G SKU: MX1577
1 $9.99 $9.99
Lg - Super Multi Security DVD Writer 20x DVD +/-RW Dual-Layer, Black (OEM)
ILC: GSA-H55N-BK SKU: MX18022
1 $29.95 $29.95
Microsoft - Windows Vista Home Basic x64 (64-bit) DVD w/ SP1, OEM, 1-Pack
ILC: 66G-02141 SKU: MX20441
1 $99.95 $99.95
ANTEC - TruePower Quattro 850W Power Supply
ILC: 761345278508 SKU: MX18433
1 $149.95 $149.95
Western Digital - 500GB Caviar SE16 7200rpm SATA II w/ 16MB Cache
ILC: WD5000AAKS SKU: MX18678
1 $89.95 $89.95
Zalman - CNPS9700 NT Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler for Socket 775, AM2 / 754 / 939 / 940
ILC: 823884000986 SKU: MX15680
1 $54.95 $54.95
Stay away from Nvidea boards if you can help it. They are junk. The PSU is overkill. No need to spend that much money for what you need for a gaming rig. Better to save money now so incase some new fangled peice of hardware comes out you can upgrade to it later on in the future. btw, that acrticl cooling MX-2 > arctic silver 5 ...it brings your temps down more, there is no curring / set up time for it, it's non conductive, and it has alot longer life span. That memory with the cooler was like way overkill.