I'm in the process of putting together components to build my first gaming pc. After reading reviews on newegg and feedback on the forums here and other websites, I'm planning to place an order today, with the hope of receiving everything to build the pc this coming weekend.
Does anyone see any issues with the components below or have suggestions for alternate hardware? All info is from newegg, and I am planning on adding additional hardware (blu-ray drive, video card for SLI, etc) in the near future. Thanks in advance for the help.
Now to the Operating System. My suggestion would be to download Windows 7RC and then buy the full version when it comes out. You should get the 64-bit version, but if that is too much of a chore, then go with Vista Prem. 64-bit.
I’m currently using a 19” Dell monitor and was going for a video card that would allow me to play the latest games and last awhile. As for the Rosewill toolkit, I figured I could afford to spend $15 to be sure that I have all the tools needed for building a PC in one small package.
The other option I was toying around with was building a micro atx pc to save some space (The room where my PC resides is rather small). However, I’m concerned about airflow and being able to maneuver hardware of various sizes in a smaller area.
I knew I had forgotten something – it was getting late when I was working on this, and the monitor was burning my eyes. I was planning on ordering the OCZ DDR 3 RAM. Thanks for the note about the coolers and power extension cable too – I wouldn’t have known I needed that if you hadn’t mentioned it.
With regard to the D0 stepping core i7: will MicroCenter allow me to specifically request one, and do they charge extra for them? Any other thoughts before I finalize my order?
PS – my current PC doesn’t have a DVD burner, so I figured I’d just buy Vista Business (I want this version for remote desktop) and get the free Windows 7 upgrade coupon.