Help me build a ~650 PC please
I have been searching around a few days and came up with a good PC for ~850 http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=5497649, but my parents just told me I have t limit to something near 600-650, I already have Vista Ultimate 64 and a Monitor, but I don't know what parts to get for a good cheap, and long lasting P.C that plays the latest games(Far Cry2,GTA IV,Crysis, etc) and will continue to do so. So my question is"Please build me a P.C for around 650". Sorry If I'm asking too much
Ok, your not asking to much
Everything is www.newegg.com prices
CPU and MOBO: Asus P45 and cpu E7300=$196
Video card 4850 ati: only $129
CPU cooler:XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm=$21
Memory Ram:CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin=$19.99
Hard Drive:HITACHI Deskstar 500Gb=$54
DVD Burner: lg light scribe burner 22x =$24
Power Supply: Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W = $14
Grand total only $513
However I would recommend to leave everything the same and change the 4850 video card for the GTX 260 core 216 (keep the P45 motherboard). If you do this Grand Total is= $623
Hope this helps
In that case the E7300 I recommended is going to bottleneck the GTX 260 core 216. Unless you overclock it, do you plan on overclocking. If not, maybe you should get the E8400 cpu and the gtx 260 (not core 216) or the 4850. Either way on a 17in you should be able to max out aa and settings in all games except crysis, in crysis you will probably be able to use cheap very high max resolutions but no aa.
Hope this helps
In that case it is your call. You should be able to get the E7300 to a least 3.8 if not 4.0GHz, which should keep up with the gtx 260 core 216. This is what I recommend you should get a good system, and if you overclock you should be able to play every game on max settings with aa on you 17in monitor.
Or if you want the slightly stronger E8400 and the gtx 260 (not 216 core), you can do that as well.
I recommend the the above, but it is your judgment call. Either way you are going to get a very fast computer that can play all the latest games.
The only thing is that you will not be able to sli the gtx 260 without changing the motherboard to the 780i which is out of you budget, but it does not matter at you screen resolution because you will get very little gains from that.
Let me know what you decide,
Hope all this helps
Paul seems to have written an article just for you ($625 gaming machine):