OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI~but motherboard i chose only has 1 pci-e x16
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024, will be upgrading to 23inch samsung widescreen in about 3 months
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to know if compatible, what i could switch out for something cheaper, but more effective. and it would be nice to have it quite although i don't mind aslong as it doesnt sound like a plane taking off!!
I would like to make it as cost efficient as possible, as cheap as possible, i dont what the best of the best parts i just want a pc for gaming preferably cod6 atm, with as best settings as possible with the 8200 thats on that mboard
If you can find a bettermotherboard and a cheaper gcard better than the 8200 i would b thankfull!
Thanks for all comments~hope you guys can help xD
Im australian so tell me if you converted the price to aud or not kay..
Firstly, the PSU that comes with that case is junk. If you want a reliable PSU buy from a respectable brand like OCZ, Corsair, Coolermaster, Antec, Rosewill etc - Some of the better cases come with premium PSUs.
Although the ram is DDR3, for the same price you can get one with a higher bus of 1333MHz or even 1600MHz. Take a look at the more premium modules like Crucial Ballistix, OCZ, G.Skill, Corsair etc which can be had for the same price.
The motherboard looks overpriced, do you even plan on using SLI, if not you can save like $70!
The integrated video card on that motherboard is a "NVIDIA GeForce 8 series", as far as gaming its junk and most definitely slower than a 9600GT. Saying that the 9600 GT isnt a very fast video card these days I wouldn’t recommend it either (not because its Nvidia) not only because its mediocre performer by today’s standards but because the earlier batches had a well known hardware defect which resulted in lock ups and blue screens of deaths due to a conflict it had with certain motherboard chipsets.
BTW the Phenom II X4 965 looks good.
That type of attitude does not fly around here
We try to put together the best system for the price by selecting the most powerful components for the cost, hence price/performance ratio. If you are too ignorant to explore other brands due to "loyalty" of another brand then you are essentially saying you want to be ripped off.
If you want my honest advice and pretty much my help again from this point forward you are going to have to put this brand loyalty behind you, because for $500 I can help you select components which will be more reliable and perform much better for your money, but you are handicapping yourself and shooting yourself in the foot if you're claiming to want a "gaming" machine yet you're considering integrated video cards and dedicated video cards from 2 years (9600GT) which were only average performer even then, then you shoot yourself in the foot again when you restrict yourself to a mere $80 for a new video card when the video card is the backbone of a gaming rig, then you empty the clip on your foot when you do not consider other brands apart from Nvidia.
okay mate, i like your coment, as far as sli, i will be using it, see i have $500 atm and im going to sell my 360 and probably get $250-300 for it on ebay. So atm i only have $500 to spend, so for a case i dont care as long as med tower that fits a motherboard.
Plus the fact im going to be using sli is 1 reason i chose that motherboard 3 pcie 2.0 x16 slots.
As far as ati, i used to play bf2 when it was popular and i had an ati card, everytime i loaded a map or sumthing it would take an extra 5mins just becuase it wanted to heck all the settings.
I will buy an ati if its better for me atm but i will in the end buy 2 nvidia cards for sli.
That 8chipset i can live with for about 1 month. As when i buy these parts ima use em for cod6, then when i sell my 360 ima buy my gcards.
As far as psu i know when i picked that case it was rubbish, but it was cheapest way.
The problem with being hardcore about nVidia right now is that they suck. ATI has made a lot of improvements in the last couple of years. Right now, they're at least 6-9 months ahead based just on DirectX 11. If you're counting performance, they're a lot further ahead than that.
As far as insisting on those parts, we're really only trying to get you the best price to performance you can buy. If you're going to just ignore it, why should we give you any advice?
i can use newegg, then have it sent to a company which will ship it too me other ppl do it.
Since i keep insisting on them and u guys dont. can you guys show me a list of good parts??? remembering i would like to keep that phenom ii as i would say thats good, but a motherboard with at least 2 pcie slots would be great, im gonna listen to ur adive xD so which parts u think i should go with for this build