I am quite a newbie at this, it's my first build which I decided to do on Tuesday. Until then I had "basic" computer knowledge, enough to be the go to person for my parents computer questions. Well I have had a complete crash course these past couple of days, and this build has consumed a lot of time, but it has been fun.
I plan on getting back into gaming with this system, as well as home entertainment such as watching online shows and movies, surfing as well as everyday computing.
Here is what I have so far and look at doing the purchase this weekend.
RAM: This is where I am having some issues. I really am not sure what I should get. Right now I am looking at the;
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Out of those two I would go for the 1333Mhz set. Altho there are better sets for about $10 more.
I have determined that it is pointless trying to find a good monitor by researching online. Best to go round looking at actual monitors in shops.
Thanks for the info, I was really stuck on what ram to get. Reading about latency and voltage, 1333 vs 1600 was getting bit overwhelming. I think I am going to go with the G.SKILL 1333Mhz, but would be curious to see some your suggestions.
As for the monitor, I was planning on getting them at the store, I am lucky enough to have a frys and microcenter near by so will be paying them a visit. I do have a question or two about which type.
I plan on watching movies and online TV as well, so I was leaning towards a 1920 x 1080 16:9. 22 or 23 inch. How will this affect my gaming compared to at 16:10 ratio?
Also would there be any issues with 1920 x 1080 resolution compared to a 1680 x 1050 resolution. From my reading some games might not perform to well at the higher resolution with the 5770. So if need be could I scale back the resolution, and if so would the affect the performance and quality?
well most games allow ya to choose the resolution and have an option for fullscreen at that resolution that ya picked from my experience i never had a problem with the frame rate like that or seen any difference in game play but as games are different it would be hard for me to tell anyways i use neoseeker.com to see the test(if there are any) for a specific hardware item