Budget: $450 Purchase: 1-2wks Don't need: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, OS, Optical Drive, Monitor. Overclocking: Maybe Retailer: Newegg.com Use: I'm mainly going to use this computer to play World of Warcraft and I want good FPS.
This is my current build. The Memory is currently the most expensive part to this build and I was looking for a alternate solution of a cheaper price. I also never bought a case/power combo and was wondering if this would be a solid selection. As I mentioned before this computer will be used primarily for World of Warcraft so high end graphics are not needed. Any suggestions on cheaper upgrades or a more solid build with a $450 soft cap are appreciated. Thank You.
The Memory you recommend was 1600 and the motherboard "Memory Standard" is DDR3 1666(OC)/1333/1066. Does that mean I will have to Over clock my mobo so I can use the 1600's? It seems as if 1333 is the limit unless you O'C.
When you put any 1600 memory in it will technically be an overclock, but you would want to go in to the bios and set your timings anyway. The memory does not have to be set at 1600, all the 1600 means is that the manufacturer has spec'd it out to be stable up to that speed(in this example, 1600 at 9-9-9-24 I believe).
As for the PSU, I have been hearing nothing but negative things about Rosewill's PSU's lately. I would go for this Corsair for $20 more: