Also I am going to use my plasma tv as a monitor. I'm going to need a wireless keyboard and a wireless adapter as this computer is going to be in my living room. Since I'm going to use the tv as a monitor I will need an hdmi cable. I need some recommendations to reliable wireless keyboard, wireless adapter, and a hdmi cable.
I think thats it..since I'm going to buy in a month or so I know prices will change and I will take a look at the prices once in a while. That all totals to $559.77.
Thanks for looking at my build!
Oh, I see now I thought the mobo needed to have an hdmi port to have the hdmi cable work .
Since this is my first time build, I don't really know how to overclock. Do you have a beginners' guide to do this? Since I am overclocking do you recommend a heatsink? Also that athlon cpu can be unlockable correct? How do I go about doing this?
If all possible do you know any good wireless adapter that can receive wireless signals of about 20ft away?
1. The best way is to stick to stock HSF/settings 1st , learn slowly and if you confident nab an after market HSF and clock away - no rush and you get better acquainted with your hardware However this is a specific thread on Rana OC
AMD Athlon II X3 OC Club http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/595380-amd-athlon-ii-...
2. Unlocking is a bonus not a given as variables like batch of chip unlockable/mobo BIOS supporting unlocking , etc all are contributing factors
The max resolution is 1440 x 900 wouldn't a 4670 be good enough? I want to be able to play crysis, assassin creed 1 & 2, mass effect and other modern games. Wouldn't the 5770 be overkill? I've seen the 4670 bench marked and I'm not really interested in the Directx11 of the 5000 generation.
I want this build to last for at least 5 years+. Would the build you posted last that long? And if it does, in the future can I replace some parts; I may be looking to upgrade this build.
I forgot to mention a wireless keyboards. Do you know any good gaming keyboards with at least 10ft range?
At 1280 x 1024 and/or 1440 x 900 HD 4670 is fine on medium settings for Crysis but if you want to cut down costs i would still at least hit a HD 4770/GTS 250 as these cards will be awesome for those resolution yet be wallet friendly ^^ Actually for gaming i reco a wired/USB keyboard/mouse ^^
Hmm.. I still like the hd 4670 as it is the best bang for the buck in my opinon. As long as it can last for a few years then I will be upgrading it to the 5770 perhaps.
I'm still undecided on as to buy ATI or NVIDIA but I hear ATI right now is the best company due to their price/performance cards. But I'm willing to buy NVIDIA if there price/performance is better than ATI.
Also I want my case to be nice and clean in the inside. Are there any cables that would make it tidier?
For now even after so called 'Cypress Killer' Fermi is out ATI has the upper hand bang for buck not to mention cooler running and lower power consuming You can learn cable management in hardware forums/sites
I've changed things up a bit since my budget will be under 500$. I think the 4670 is the best video card as I'm looking at great reviews and benchmarks. I also think the PSU recommended is overkill. Please look at the new thread for my updated build as I'm getting this in a week timed!