Hi im looking to build a new gaming pc but have no clue where to even start. The pc ive got now is older then ff11 haha so that should tell you how much i know about recent builds. Im looking for something cheap but still able to run half decent for the next few years. dont want to spend a ton eaither.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming,internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard mouse speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg dont really know anyothers
PARTS PREFERENCES: leaning towards amd but not sure
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: no clue
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: like i said im not too up to date on new things i know theres new processors comming out soon so the older ones will be going down in price. just want something thats gonna run the new games good haha thank you for your help
Ha, I just did two of that nearly exact same build with a few modifications:
Case: Cooler master Centurion 5 (different on second build)
CPU: Athlon II X2 250
Gigabyte 770 AM3 (forgot exact name)
PSU: exact same
Ram: 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1600
HD: WD 500GB Black
Graphics: Sapphire 4650 (this was more for light gaming/CAD/work)
DVD: Same w/o lightscribe
OS: XP Pro SP3 from College
So, pleny of major differences, but alot the same too. I'd try going for the DDR3 if you can swing it, but if not, no huge loss. Also, all the parts that I got have been great and I would highly recommend. I think you are definitely on the right track with that build, just a few tweaks, perhaps.
Actually, the original motherboard (GA-MA770-UD3) DOES support the Athlon II X2 240. The rev 1.0 board requires the F6 BIOS released on 07-31-09 and the rev 2.0 board requires the FD BIOS released on 08-12-09.
With the board you have chosen, you can't use DDR3. But as for the difference, as usual, really good DDR2 will beat the bad DDR3, but decent to good DDR3 is great IF you actually need the extra bandwidth. So for now in most situations, the difference isn't large.