Please review my build and let me know if I'm ordering incompatable parts or over/under doing anything.
I'm basically trying to build a machine that will easily play MMORPGs such as Vanguard, EQ2 etc...
Also, as a side question, I have somewhat of a professional desk set up where the PC fits into a cabinet that has a solid front door with a vented slatted back. Is it a good idea to house a machine such as this build in an area such as this?
the hard drive he chose isn't affected by the firmware fix firstly, and secondly the firmware fix has worked flawlessly for me. you would probably benefit from a bigger hard drive though, unless you really don't need the space. but remember, you won't use what you don't have. I used to have a 120GB hard drive and never wanted to fill it up so i would have extra space just in case. so i never really went over 85GB or so. but now that i have a 500GB hard drive, i'm using 260GB of it.
tabbakh looks like a good build to me,a lot of the same parts I have. I went with bigger psu for future upgrades psu power every thing in that pc.
also to the question about the desk I have a oriental Computer Armoire.with slots in the back where the case goes and I have had no problem with it I don't run my pc 24-7 and I aways have the doors open when its on hope this helps you out.
Its a really good case and its the same price, Plus it has all the essentials and a good trusted brandname. But it will Light up blue So if u sleep in the same room it may be a bit bright, but lights always look cool, and its got a side panel so u can look at your beautiful new PC when your done building it.
Thanks for all the input.
I'm going to upgrade my PSU to the Corsair 650W. Based on the feedback and more research, I agree that I should get the WD HD, so i'm switching out to the Caviar Black 640GB model.
I also just read about the upcoming Lian Li PC-A05N case that I think I'll wait to buy in March (?) when it's hits the stores. I think the reverse air flow will be ideal for my particular office space set up.
Lian Li case fanboi huh? Well I guess you can't be faulted for that...they are probably the best cases around...
Get the 750w PC P&C its the same price but a better supply, after the mail in rebate its cheaper. There is no reason not to do this. It won't use more power just because its bigger, in fact it will probably use power more efficiently and give you lower power bills. With the 650tx you are stuck with one graphics card, which you will have to replace every time you want to upgrade. Just buy the PSU now and wait until march for the rest of the stuff cuz the deal on those 750w PCP&C PSU's will not last at newegg.
Fanboy is a term used to describe any individual who is devoted to a single subject in an emotional or fanatical manner, or to a single point of view within that subject, often to the point where it is considered an obsession.
I've never created a custom PC in my life, so i have no reason to be "hopelessly devoted" to one manufacturer over another.
The reason I like the looks of Lian Li cases is that they are clean and professional looking as I am an adult.
Chill, it was just my ill-fated attempt at a joke. I meant no offense by that, I was just saying you seem quite fond of them, which is not a fault at all. Lian Li's are awesome cases, but a bit overpriced in my opinion. However if that is the look you want, then by all means go for that Lian Li case. Also, Most people looking at spending $800 on a PC wouldn't be spending over $100 of it on the case, so it just seemed somewhat disproportionate to me.