I have been to this site a lot and forgot about it when I decided to build my own pc so I need some verification on compatibility and suggestions on things I should change. Thanks to anyone who reads this because it's a novel, lol.
I am building my own computer, after going through this guide: http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/custom-gaming-com... I have chosen the components below for my pc. I need some confirmation that this will all be compatible, because I don't know much about computer parts. So please go through the links and point out anything that wont be compatible, or if you have a suggestion that wouldn't require me to change everything and wont cost me much more.
Gaming Computer Case: not sure yet, figured I should do this last
Computer Power Supply:
I did this power calculator thing and there were a bunch of drop down boxes i wasn't sure on so when I got a watt score of 569 I thought maybe I'll need more so here is 700watts if you know how much I'll need pls tell me cause I dont wanna waste money over-killing the power supply... http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
not sure if I need a cd(rom) or dvd(rom) but I just want something that can burn cd's and play/install games off of a disk.
Also got a cooling system for the cpu. I'm not sure If I will need to but i want to be able to overclock (so I can make this pc last that much longer) so I got this cooling system: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
the guy said copper fan was the best, and the quietest so thats it!
This will be able to play any game out by far if I did it right correct? I plan on getting Sims 3, Dragon Age Origins, Civ V, Mass Effect, and I have spore. Don't worry about space if i dont have enough, I will probably not have them all on at the same time, or get an external hard drive.
Whats your budget for this build? What screen resolution do you plan to play games at? Your build leaves quite a bit to be desired, the 9600GT isnt really a gaming card, its at the bottom of the list of what can be used for decent gaming performance.
Right now you dont really need more than 4GB of ram if you are primarily gaming, you only need more for heavy video or photo editing. That list comes out $65 cheaper than your before MIR and $55 after MIR
Yeah figured that would happen. I'll probably need to find all new components now? Well i guess I could read the guides here on the forum but I calculated the cost without shipping and handling/ tax and it seems I'll end up spending more on all of this than I would on this pc: http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/cto.do# which customized is $1,074.97 tax and shipping included. Plus I get tech support. Seems even though I spent all day trying to get a cheap gaming pc I still can't do better than the one professionally made.
thanks for the quick-reply and with my budget i'm right that I can't do much better than I did arent I?
The 4850 and 5750 are other choices in this performance category but the 5750 is almost $145 and the 4850 (2 slot) is $130....wth the $50 free game, the net cost of $50 for the GTS 250 is hard to argue with.
HSF - Since the buget allows and you gonna OC, for performance and ease of installation, I gonna recommend the Prolimatech Megahalems as ir best fits both criteria. ($65 HS, $7 TIM, $11 for each of the two PWM fans and a $7 Y cable splitter). $100