Hi all im wantin 2 build a new gaming system 4 $1100 and no more ..im a not really gd at picking all the parts but i was hoping to get an intel cpu (hopefully an i7)& definitely an ATI 5850 th rest is really hard 4 me to pick coz i dont know wat to do !
i hav done sum of research on the cpu's (i7 930 & 860) and sum (the new USB 3.0 gigabyte _P55A UD3,P55A UD4 and UD3R) motherboards but hav no idea wat the difference is. ive looked at sum cases such as the HAF 922 , LANcool PCK-62 , coolermaster RC-690, but i dont really know which one is better.
im am not really fussed about the the motherboard, RAM , optical drive(i dont really need an optical drive) PSU and case however i would like a clear side window for the case coz i would like to see the inside of the computer. The CPU , i would like to be an i7(anyone- but gd 4 gaming and Photoshop, video editing) and the video card -ATI's 5850 is a must hav but i am open to suggestion . i hav windows 7 already . Thanks very very much 4 ur help !
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: mid May BUDGET RANGE: $1000-$1100(AUD)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, dreamweaver, photoshop
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS , optical drive
PARTS REQUIRED: CPU , motherboard, RAM, PSU,graphics card, case , hard drive
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: - i dont hav a crdit card and stuff like that ... i'd like a physical store if possible
PARTS PREFERENCES: ATI 5850, intel i7- if possible or an i5
OVERCLOCKING: yes but when the hardware starts to get old , so not now but ins a few years SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 4 the case i would like to hav a side window in it to see inside the computer .
Something you might want to consider is adding a monitor to your list. Your current resolution is very low. The 5850 is overkill for your resolution. You might consider going for an AMD build instead. Here is an example http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/285590-31-summer-buil...
spend 800-900 on the system a 200 on a monitor. These are somethings to consider.
It really depends on what games you play. Newer games like the ones from the link will tax a gfx card pretty good. If you plan on getting a higher resolution monitor later on than get a better card now if you can work it into your budget.