PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Only brand preference is using an Intel chipset. Thinking about the new i7 series. Also, I prefer Nvidia graphics cards. Had bad experiences with ATI back in the day.
OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Forgot to add that I am a complete newbie to building a computer myself, I have always just bought premade ones. I have never built a computer before and I was wondering how hard it is to do so and if i should even attempt to do it.
Hi, I was wondering if some of you can help me choose parts to build a complete gaming rig for under $1000. I already have a mouse/keyboard/monitor/computer case (a NZXT case since my friend owns the company) and I might also take out my DVD-RW drive from my current computer to put into the new one (if thats a good idea). Also, I have never ever tried to put together a computer before so is this a good idea for me? Is it really hard to do so? Also should I change cases or keep it? this is the one my friend installed for me.
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Retail
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM | Includes free Windows 7 upgrade coupon
You can wait for the next generation DX11 cards, but they'll be expensive when they first release, and there won't be many games utilizing DX11 until further down the road. Check your power supply and look at the specs for it. It will help determine if you'll need a new one for your video card upgrade.
That system is fine for now. I'd wait before building an entirely new system.