PARTS PREFERENCES: ATI/AMD just because I hear that's the cheaper combo
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: I don't think it's possible with this budget
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I have a 17" Viewsonic
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Thanks to anyone who helps. Much appreciated.
I know this build is way above my budget, so I'm hoping someone could tell me how to reduce the price without losing too much performance. I could definitely go with DDR2 RAM, but then I wouldn't know what motherboard to use.
Besides the occasional game or two, I don't believe this will be a gaming PC. The most demanding game I might play would be along the lines of WoW.
Just a note, I'm purchasing the parts in China, so prices will be skewed a bit and some things available in US won't be available here. Sorry for the trouble that may cause you guys. Thanks again.
I guess I should put it this way, I'm willing to reduce performance as long as the new part is still a reliable brand and one of the better choices for it's price. For instance, I'm very willing to buy ddr2 ram if it can reduce cost and isn't a great drop in performance. According to my research, this build should be consisted of pretty reliable brands and very good performance for the price. Of course, I could be wrong, so that's why I came here.
As to having no case, I really can't imagine how I'd keep the parts safe. Is this case good quality? If it's just a flimsy case with a side window, I can always switch it out for a flimsy case without a window. That could take off maybe $30+.
well I did think that if you want to really budget your build, $54 for a case was a bit too much...
And since your components are not the most demanding ones out there, I think you can bear with a much cheaper case...
The case I was looking at only supports M-ATX. What would be a good M-ATX motherboard to choose? Is there any downside to using a smaller case/smaller motherboard? And are the OCZ RAM sticks good?
well im Currently also using a M-ATX board and that would be Gigabyte 785GMT-USB3 i have checked the Newegg china website and it has 785GMT-USB3 for RMB-589 which is a bit over your one
But i have found something to compensate for it the Ram u can have 4gb of DDR3 for 113 USD
Also how about a Radeon 5570 for graphics card its 89 dollars just little more then your one you want and it performs better you get DX 11 and some other goodies