Hello everyone, as the title suggests this is my first build.
Use; Mainly gaming, video streaming, music collection management, internet.
Over Clocking; Not anytime soon.
Sony 32" 720p Bravia LCD TV
Sony 19" SDM-HS95P 1280 x 1024
Not at the same time usually, but as an option to play games on either. I plan to upgrade soon to a 1920 × 1080 monitor.
I have keyboard, mouse, and speakers. I can get the $30 Windows7 on the student deal with a .edu email.
I plan to play FFXIV when it comes out Sep. 30th. Which will be a heavy load, similar to Crysis.
I tried to plan for the future, I think I will be able to produce better graphics than either monitors can display, so once I get settled in I'll upgrade the monitor. After that add a video card for an extra bump.
Will all these pasts work with each other in harmony? Any tweaks? Do I need any Extra cables? Anything underpowered? The PSU?
I don't know if I'm feeling all these lights either, how involved would it be to run a switch? I may need to call my electrician in on this one.
Does getting a mobo with onboard video mean they skimp in another areas?
Either go for the 460 fermi or a HD series card, either the 4890 5830 or 5850. Or the... GTX 275? used though cause I don't think it can be gotten otherwise. If you're worried about cards on ebay XFX ones should be still RMA-able. I've never had a problem though.
If you were planning to use that mobo to crossfire, then you need to go ahead and get a ATI card.
Other than that it looks pretty good. I'll assume that hard drive choice is very price based. I'd prolly get a samsung spinpoint F3 for it's performance, but it shouldn't matter much.