I new to the forum and trying to get some help on building a new gaming computer. I have not built a computer since the 486 days.I have bought computer since then but the last one was in 2001.
I plan on playing mostly RTS and some FPS. So I am looking for some thing that can do both but not looking for blazing speeds. I am willing to spend up to $1200.
The motherboard that I have picked is the
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P .
The CPU is a Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz.
The case that I am like is a coolmaster with this power supply.
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower
COOLER MASTER UCP RS700-AAAAA3 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Power Supply
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
The only questions that I have is
This is the ram that I have picked
I like your list. There is no problems with your specs. Just keep in mind the component speeds. The memory runs at 800Mhz, the maximum you can install is 1600Mhz. 50% Performance lost on RAM. But at the end of the day if your not a serious gamer then 800Mhz will be sufficient.
Go with the 4850 or a 4870 if you can afford it, they are the best value for performance. The 4850 outperforms the 9800GTX+ in most games, some games prefer Nvidia over ATI, but the 4850 comes out on top more often. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Saphire HD 4870 512MB $175 after rebate.