gonna go for a new hardware pretty soon ( sept. 2009 ).
Havent posted so far, so please be kind =)
So here is the config. please leave constructive criticism so I can make changes. Bare in mind that I do not have access to 'all' hardware that is out there on the web. Try to keep yourself in 'widely accessible' range of hardware.
Trying to build a descent gamer's machine ( mainly focused on MMO's and Strategy games)
INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8400 BOX 2x 3.0GHz 1333MHz 6MB Sck.775
DDR II 4GB (2X2GB kit) 1066MHz OCZ Reaper
GIGABYTE EP45T-UD3LR Sck.775
GIGABYTE ATI HD4850 1GB DDR3
HDD 320GB SEAGATE S-ATA300 16MB NCQ3
OCZ StealthXStream 500W
SAMSUNG SM 2233BW
All of the above totaling around 850EUR. That's the range I want to be in.
Maybe a bit lower, if possible, but same performances.
All of your comments and suggestions are more than welcome!
Where will you be buying from so i know where to look for parts?
What resolution is the monitor that you will be playing on?
In general linking to the parts helps a ton so we know exactly which one you are talking about as there are often multiples with similar names, like that seagate HDD, i dont know if its a .10, .11, or a .12 series.
You can get an AMD triple core build that will perform better for about the same price or less, atleast here in the states.
@hunter315 www.plus.ba that's the page of the local shop. It doesnt provide very detailed information of the parts, so I have no idea which series it is.
@outlander_04 Looking forward to work on 1680x1050 resolution.
So if I'd want to get a new computer now, in a range of 800-850E with that syncmaster monitor ( no access to others... ) what kind of config would you recommend ( if you can, try linking parts from the url I gave above )
With you prospective build (keeping in mind outlander's advice), you have spec'd a DDR3 motherboard with DDR2 memory. I'd recommend the DDR2 model - GA-EP45-UD3L.
Regardless of which motherboard, make sure that the Seagate drive you get is a 7200.12 model. Some of the .11 models had firmware problems and any .10 drive has spent too long sitting on a shelf. And I think the 500 GB .12 is a single platter drive, and therefore a little faster than the older ones.