hi, wanted to buy alienware aurora. did tons of research and everybody says BUILD YOUR OWN!!!..so doing tons more research. im a mid level gamer...do a little video editing. want to build a system that will be expandable. this is where i am so far...plz any advice will help
case - antec 1200
vid card - ati radeon 5850
o.s. - windows 7
dvd/rw - not sure 30 bucks or so, not sure if it matters on brand
cpu - asus p7p55d-e pro
cpu fan - zalman 9500a
hard drive - wd caviar black
processor - core i5
ram - not sure about brands, wanna get 4 gigs
psu - corsair hx 650
like i said, any advice appreciated, somebody has to remember the first build they have attempted...lol
sometimes the responses are a little harsh...lol...im prepared i think !!!
do you have any plans in the future to go multi GPU? If so, do you know if that board is compatible with crossfire?
other than that I'd say that build is pretty solid. Some other cheaper/smaller cases would be the coolermaster HAF 922 or Antec 900. I don't know if you are looking for a ginormous case because your build doesn't necessitate it and you could save some money.
One more thing. I highly recommend g.skill ram of any kind. (it really doesn't make a difference what you get. Just get some 1333 or 1600 ddr3 dual channel and your gravy) but g.skill has a nice lifetime warranty and it's super reliable and a good bit cheaper than corsair.
Just throwing it out there. The corsair h50 liquid cpu cooler is only 60 bucks at best buy so you if your willing to spend an extra 10 you could have something that puts less physical stress on the board and looks pretty cool.
Thx all...great advice...g skill ram seems to be popular choice thanx...my price range is flexible...im 36..decent job and wife is being nice to me atm...so i have some flexibilty...lol...watched a few youtube vids while doing my research...i picked the 1200 cuz honestly, i like all the blue and the bells and whistles u can add...i know it may sound a little silly but i just dig the big window. thats why i chose the zalman cpu cooler...lol..thx all...