Hi folks, brand new to this website and brand new to trying to build a home system. I have a few friends who are quite experienced in building systems so they will be helping me put it together and have helped a bit with selecting components. I am looking for my rig to do the following:
1. Play today's games smoothly as possible on and HDTV.
2. Play DVD's and possibly TV in HD.
3. Act as the player for a high quality soundsystem (will look at speakers later).
4. Play games 2 and 3 years from now at acceptable quality.
I'm looking to spend between 1000 and 1200 bucks. I plan on using a 32" HDTV I own as my monitor.
Here's what I've selected for components thus far:
I am sure there are some dumb mistakes above, I am really learning as I go here. Please give me your thoughts on my mobo choices, my rig overall, and what I should change if anything. Thanks in advance!!!
WOW that was fast! Thanks! Could you explain why the 4850 rather than the 8800GT? I have heard very good things about the 8800GT. I was thinking the same thing about the memory, will make that change. I will also take a look at 32MB cache hard drives. Again, thanks!
Okay, so I'm not sure why everyone goes for the Q6600. From everything I've read, almost no software makes use of more than 2 cores. I'm getting ready to build a gaming rig at the end of the month, and as far as I can figure the e8500 is a much better way to go. Am I wrong? I want to know.
Also -- wrt to case. I love my old Antec Sonata. The P180 / 182 look great but I HATE doors. I went with an Antec Three Hundred instead. I couldn't bring myself to put a door between me and the drive bays. It's just annoying... but probably my own idiosyncratic pet peeve.
just make sure that the patriot ram is supported by your mobo,check online,download the manual and the q v list,some ram will work in mobos that they are not approved for,,but it is a hit or miss scene,the "egg" are good takerbackers,, have to mail it etc,,,,if you can,, buy your ram locally,then if there is/are any issues[?????] ..:>)