Hi everyone this is my first time ever building a desktop and after about 10 hours of research and reviews I came up with the following configuration for my best bang for the buck entry level gaming PC that should be able to hopefully run Starcraft II and Diablo III at decent frames when they come out. Could someone verify for me if this setup will fit together and run properly? I plan on using this PC for (Most important to least) Gaming/inetbrowsing/movies/audio. I also plan on hooking this up to my Samsung 50" plasma display VIA HDMI but am not familiar with this should I have any problems with the resolution or anything related? Also does anyone recommend Vista Ultimate 64 bit or Vista Home 64 bit I have not decided on the OS yet.
CASE (Was intitially going to go with the Antec 900 but am willing to pay a little more for neater/easier wire routing)
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i doubt you need the sound card, onboard sound is pretty good these days. Also you can get a stronger build if you go AMD, you can get a top of the line AMD Quad core and top end motherboard for less than the motherboard and CPU you picked out which will make up for the higher cost of DDR3 ram.
I was under the impression these AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor were not quite as good for gaming and are only worth it if you are going to be doing a lot of multi tasking? Is this incorrect?
Thats wrong, AMD CPUs are far more cost effective than the intel ones, the quad cores will help with multitasking but it is on the same level for most tasks as the Intel Q9550. For quad threaded games it will beat a C2D easily and even for dual threaded games it will out perform it due to allowing windows background tasks to run on a different core and you will have an even easier time OCing it because its a BE.