APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This month (Early Next Month)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (General Games - Some Competitive Shooters)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Optical Drive.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel, Bioware.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe? I will decide after build but most likely when my knowledge isn't nothing on it.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Alright I am spending roughly 1500 $ on this computer I have picked out my parts after researching and reading the forums. Plain and simple I am a newbie to building computers (1st time, eh.) so I just wanted to list down my parts and see if anyone catches any snags here and see's if I have an incompatible part.
Judging off of prices of the items on the link you can assume the budget for each part with my total ceiling being 1500. Also don't suggest new cases please I found one I want after a long time looking over several.
OS will just be Windows XP since I dislike Vista, possibly 7 at a later date. But im the kinda guy who used Windows 98 over XP for a long time.
My preferred site to buy from isNewegg since most all the things I wanted were there.
Unless I list x2 or whatnot will not be using over 1 item.
I read up on the Biostar i55 and heard good deals with overclocking over the older motherboard. Are we talking the i55 or just the Biostar product in general? I have a few friends who like using them and have had no issues. I will take everyone's word for it just would like to hear if this was directed generally or with specific knowledge.
yes i know biostar has been cruddy in the past for overclocking and in general but from everyone ive been hearing from lately ive been getting good news and feedback. Honestly I don't plan on pushing it very hard for my needs.
I really don't like gigabyte with what i have heard from people and asus is decent but honestly I think I want to give this biostar tpower i55 a shot and see how she works out. I am more looking for a stable run.
Plus the big factor here is my friend can get it for me from his computer shop for cost and will sell it to me without mark up so i save quite a bit of money.
I didn't mention that fact.
It seems that the i55 is pretty stable overall so I dunno. I will continue to read and research more on all of these and I appreciate the info and input and I won't snub anyone's advice or opinions. I just prefer to see posted info and test such as dndhatcher posted.