Hello. I am currently thinking of building a computer for the first time since the one I am using is really old. Could you guys give me some suggestions on a computer build? I would like to keep the price within $500 - 600. I will most likely use this computer for school and some casual gaming. For games I would like for it to run some of the newer and future games decently.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Hopefully in a few days
BUDGET RANGE: US$500-600
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, school
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, amazon.com, tigerdirect.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use an AMD CPU
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x900 (widescreen)
This is a computer build that I put together. I am not sure if all these parts are compatible with one another. If you guys have any suggestions or a better computer build for the money that would be great. Thanks.
Pt ddr2 is not compatitable with an AM3 motherboard , but instead of buying the AM2 mb if you can afford to do so then substitute DDR3 ram into the build . A good 2 x2 gig kit will be about $80 .
If you down grade the psu a suggested you would have the budget for
Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $79.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I disagree with the hard drive substitution Proximon is suggesting . The samsung F3 500 gig is a single platter drive that has probably the highest performance of any conventional sata hard drive . Its also cheap which is about as good as it gets IMO
Batuchkas build all works and is amazing value . Its also more powerful than the other suggestions we all made thanks to the quad core processor and 4870 . It would be better multitasker too
Maybe theres a way to compromise and still keep under $600 and have an AM3 build . We know that in gaming the forth core doesnt contribute much so theres no performance hit in that scenario by using an X3 .
Theres an article in the cpu section called something like " how many cores do you really need "