Ive done quite a bit of research but ive never reached anything conclusive, always bouncing between liking different video cards (GTS 260, 9800gt, 4790HD etc.) from review to review. Also from reading ive come to understand the importance of a good power supply and ive heard good things about corsair, but the price frightens me. And ram as long as its stable is fine, havent done much research into different brands. G-Skill is most likely to fit my budget and needs the best i imagine though.
So really im wondering about ram, suitable video card and a decent power supply for around 230$ which im guessing is severely pushing it. Any ideas?
for your budget i don't think that the 955 is a good idea. I have been working on a build for myself and i think i got a good one for you. an operating system will set you back about another 100 for an oem edition.
I was thinking the Phenom II X2 550 then, i have a Windows 7 Disc ready to go so an OS isint a problem. I like all of your suggestions barring the Motherboard/PSU combo(although the combo discount PLUS the MIR are amazing) It only has one PCIE slot, and id like to grab a second card in the future. I have an optical drive also, sorry i forgot to mention that.
the 550 doesn't come with a mobo combo so i didn't list it. you might want to compromise with 3 cores
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... couldn't find a mobo combo. I don't know your faves so you should look. go on newegg and use the filters. Then you can search by brand etc. once on what i want i usually look to see if ther are any combos. My slogan is "ABUSE THE COMBOS"