This is going to be my first system build. This computer will mostly be used for gaming and maybe some internet browsing. I want to keep the total cost under $800, closer to $700. I'll probably be purchasing this in the next month couple of months. Haven't picked out keyboard, mouse, speakers, or monitor yet. I prefer parts from newegg.com. I don't have any parts preferences, except that they be reliable. I might think about overclocking in the future but not at this time. Not made for SLI/Crossfire. Here are the parts I picked out from what I learned recently about building rigs.
Thats all I picked out so far. With that setup, I should be able to play the newest games out now? CoD4 WaW, GTA IV, Steam games and future games? I don't need to play games on the highest possible settings. How long do you think this system will last me? 1-2 years?
Can I use a 550W PSU instead of the 650W? I used that page on Newegg which tells you the amount of power you need in the system, it said i needed around 620. I've read other forums where people running SLI use 650W but that's not the case here.
Oh, and CD/DVD burners can also read CD's and DVD's? I mean, I don't have to buy a seperate CD/DVD ROM in addition to the burner, right?
Can I upgrade some parts without going over my limit? Any information you can give me will help out greatly. Thanks for reading and replying.
1) The Cm 690 is a great case, but it's over kill for a single card set up
2) The 650w psu is also over kill. A decent 550w like this OCZ down below will push card such as a gtx 285...so if and when you decide to move up to a more powerful vid card, this psu down below won't hold you back, and it's on the cheap right now at this price. Not to mention it's modular...which makes for a cleaner and easier build.
3) This gts 250 down below runs neck and neck with the ati 4850 yet it uses less power.
Thanks for your help guys. I was going with the Antec case at first then started leaning towards the cm 690. I don't know how I missed that HDD for the same price. In the end, I chose the Antec 300, switched to 4850, and a step down to the 550W and the Kuma 2.7ghz CPU. All good now.
AMD 770 is an older chipset, i'd prefer 790GX or nVidia GeForce 8200/8300 chipset, which are far less expensive also meaning you can put in an SSD maybe. That would improve the system far more. Perhaps able to do within your budget.
I plan on using the keyboard and mouse combo from my old computer. I think it's about 6-8 years old lol Now that I think about it that might be a little too old. If you guys can suggest a good keyboard and mouse to use that would be great.