I've been looking for a good computer related forum for a while, and this seems like a great one.
Anyway, after a couple weeks of reading and comparing different parts, I think I have a general idea of what parts I need and what I want out of my new computer I am going to build.
It'll be in the 1000-1300 dollar range; it will be used primarily for gaming, guitar recording, music/movies, and other general/basic uses. Initially, I will be running everything stock, but in the future, I look forward to learning about and attempting to overclock...
Since this is my first build, I just wanted some input to make sure I essentially picked out the best parts for my price range. Furthermore, I wanted some help to make sure all the mentioned parts are compatible.
if you have the mooney you could buy another 4870 and buy 1 hard drive and two gigs of ram to safe some mooney and later buy another 2gig and if you wants to save even more mooney u could have 6400 instead of 8500 the ddr2 800 is very economic and fast (just a suggestion) hope this helps ..either if you wanna keep that way is still a great gaming rig
Pretty good build, here's a few ideas.
Get 2x2 GB of DDR2 800 1.8v instead of the 1066. I've been trying to check www.asus.com for their qualified vendors list, but as usual asus is down for such things. (it's one thing i really hate about Asus)
The E8500 is only $20 more expensive, a good bang for the $20. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you do a lot of video editing, you may want to spend the extra $$ on a quadcore. The Q9550 just had an impressive price drop. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That's a good choice for a 4850, overclocked and with a factory cooling solution. Worth thinking that for another $70 you can get a HD4870 which has a better cooling solution and 20-30% more power.