I'm thinking of building my first PC. I've been searching around and checking out various motherboards and CPU's but there's a sea of everything out there. Would like to hear what the forum readers here have to say.
Primary use is for gaming (mainly RTS games) and as a media centre. I currently have an Egreat Network media tank which this would replace.
Biggest issue is size. It has to be a mini. The smaller the better. MB must have HDMI as I intend to use my TV as the monitor. USB 3.0 would be great too but not essential. I was thinking of maybe the Mini-ITX Gigabyte H55?
Ideally I'd like to build the system for around USD$500 maybe more if it makes a huge dollar to value difference.
The area where I'm most lost is what CPU & GPU to go for????
Intend on running Windows 7 Ultimate (32 or 64bit). Already have licence.
Any help from you guys out there would be fantastic.
Unfortunately, prices for computer parts are actually quite a bit more expensive than on online resellers. Can you link us to some computer part resellers in Japan so we can look at their part selection?
I'm going with an AM3 build, since price is a concern. I posted links from Newegg.com, since you plan on purchasing from ebay or other worldwide stories. You can review where you plan to buy from and get the best prices.
I pay for parts in Australian dollars so any US or UK seller that ships internationally is fine (AUD is strong against the USD & GBP at the moment). Otherwise there is a freight forwarding company I can use. Buy it from newegg have it shipped to the freight company and they forward it on for a small fee.
Tecmo thanks for all your help and pointing me in the right direction. I did try to get the G.Skill RAM to but the company I'm using can't supply. Anyway this is looking like my final set up. Not sure about the case and power. Wondering whether to just get the case elsewhere. Interested in your final view though.
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