I have been in the process of building a computer for some time now but its been kinda a tough trying to find parts. Im a beginner so if some some of the stuff in this sounds far fetched please correct me.
I already have an Antec 900 case along with an Antec Earthwatts 750w Power supply. On my wish list i wanted to get an AMD 955 AM3 proc but since the 965 is around the same price ill probably get that. the problem is that from reading alot on it, i got the impression that the stock cooler provides the minimum cooling so i opted for an aftermarket but cant seem to find one that would fit the proc ...any suggestions. Also can u suggest the best ram to go with an ASUS Crosshair III mobo. I was also thinking about EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ video...is there something better for a good price? this is my first build although i am a TECH ENTHUSIAST!!
THANKS IN ADVANCE!!
Getting an nVidia card with an ATI Crossfire capable board is a waste, i would suggest dropping the board down to the 790X, i have the M4A79T, and while it is a nice board the additional features arent worth the price premium over the M4A79XT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That frees up some of your budget to get a better GPU, the EVGA 9800GTX+ on newegg is 135, with the $80 saved on the motherboard you can move up to a 5770 which is a good bit stronger than the 9800GTX+, and you still save about $45 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Oh man thanks for the suggest and im sorry i couldnt reply back until now just been a little busy. i dont know what games yet but im sure i want to play at full settings lol (if possible). i looked at the thermalright Ultra 120 but was getting some mixed reviews on it but i liked it anyway. i think im going to stick with the 955 but ill probably be on a forum asking how to change the multipler to get it Overclocked. My hands are still in the air on the motherboard selection cause i like both boards but i really want a great video card like the 5770 or the 5870 and maybe hopefully i could go dual. Is there any good reason to go more than 4 GB of ram or it wont matter.
any good suggestions on a Monitor.
Thanks so much guys you have been a great help but i had one more side question if you dont mind....Are there any forums for newbies in the computer arena on this site that i cant go on to ask questions and get help with stuff??
Thanks again...maybe one day ill be able to give computing advice too lol