Okay so I decided to build my own PC instead of buying one from Best Buy or Futureshop. Ive never built a PC before but I have a general idea of what to buy. Processor,graphics card, motherboard etc. I want to build a decent-high end gaming PC, my budget is around 1200$. From researching on the net ive decided I want a Radeon 4850 or 4750, 22inch hp monitor (want it to be crystal clear) and a Q6600 processor. Im not worried about overclocking or any of that stuff I just want a PC to run the latest and upcoming games on medium to high end settings. Could I get some suggestions on what kind of hardware to buy for the PC and whats suitable for high end gaming. Also I want to be able to upgrade parts in the future so I dont want anything ''future proof''
BTW those are all good upgrades that increase performance and allow future upgrades
August 31, 2008 12:11:25 AM
Well, I think im gonna stick with your original list, accept maybe get an AMD 9750, I hear their 180$ now. Is that true? Il stick with the p45 and forget about xfire and just buy a stronger single graphics card down the road. other than that does everything look good!
August 31, 2008 12:16:55 AM
Actually wait, scratch that. Il have to upgrade the motherboard. Il go with the X48
buying an oem hard drive from newegg may not be a good idea. from what i read they just wrap the drive in bubble wrap and add packing peanuts. if you order from zipzoomfly, it comes in a foam enclosure with peanuts which is slightly bettter.