Hello. Here is my final draft, after some revisions, research, suggestions/advice, of what I wish to purchase for my the building of my very 1st computer.
Budget: $600-$700 dollars. Usage: Gaming, internet, school, misc. Site: Newegg Parts reference: None Overclocking: No. For the near future I don't plan on overclocking any of the parts. This is all fairly new to me, so until I become more familiar with things and acquire more expertise, I don't plan on doing anything such as modifying the memory timings, or overclocking the CPU or GPU. SLI/Crossfire: No plans. Monitor Resolution: 1440x900(ACER x191W 19'') Additional Comments: Focusing on price/performance. Would like to keep as power efficient as possible. Seeking quality parts that will last. I plan on purchasing within the next 1-3 days.
*Note: About the last 3, the PSU, Optical and HDD. I can also obtain the OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail for just $10 dollar more doing a combo with the SAMSUNG hard drive instead of the optical drive. I went with the 500W power supply for 2 reasons. I checked the specifications and it said that it had a 86% efficiency under typical load compared to the "up to 82%" the 550 W boasts. I also am not going to crossfire graphics card in the future. So I have no reason for a larger power supply. I figure that the 500W is ample for any mid-range card I will get in the future and that the power efficiency of the 500W would be better. Do you agree with the 500W?
I would agree i actually have it in my system, the OCZ platium, and for months had stability problems, couldn't really figure it out, decided to check the ram again, and it came down to it couldn't handle the timing it was rated at, so i spend hours trying to figure it out, had to bump it up from 7-7-7-21 to 8-8-7-23
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM $105
I hear a lot of people using AMD chipsets had to manually fine tune their memory settings to get the specified timings for this. It's 5 dollars more than the other 2 above. I have never done it before. Is it difficult, hard? Which among these 3 performs the best? Which one of these do you think I should get? I'm not really leaning towards this last one since I'd probably have to adjust it manually since I'm going to use an AMD 870 for my chipset. Any other RAM suggestions?