First time building a gaming comp!!!! Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: July 30, 2010 12:58 PM in Systems Share varexe July 30, 2010 12:15:52 AM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within this week BUDGET RANGE: 800-900 maybe if necessary can go up to 1000 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, school work, etc PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, mouse, OS. PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or tigerdirect.com since those are the only sites I know COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: I heard Intel is better then AMD so maybe the processor should be Intel. OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: (Not sure what this is) MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 unless I can find a good 1920x1200 at a reasonable price. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want it to look nice but performance is more important to me so if it doesn't have a lot of bling for good performance thats good with me. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Intel H55HC Motherboard & Intel Core i5 650 Processor Bundle Cooler Master RC-942-KKN1 HAF X ATX Full Tower Black Computer Case Sony Optiarc AD-7241S-0B 24x High Speed DVD LightScribe Drive Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply Viewsonic VX2250wm-LED 22" Widescreen LED Monitor EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Seagate 7200.11 ST31500341AS Barracuda Hard Drive Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Yea so this is my first comp I'm building so I honestly don't know ***. So please help me out. Thanks More about : time building gaming comp Rancid504 July 30, 2010 2:04:42 AM I am going to suggest an AMD build which will get you more for your money. 1. Case : $90.00 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 2. Processor : $160.00 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808 3. Hard Drive : $55.00 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181 4. Motherboard : $95.00 after rebate : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131366 5. RAM : $95.00 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231275 6. PSU : $80.00 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015 7. Video Card : $200.00 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125317 I would like a more experienced member to either confirm or edit my build as to give varexe the most solid performing build possible. Edit : Changed the motherboard and video card varexe July 30, 2010 2:13:01 AM would I need to get any extra cooling fans for the video card or processor also can someone suggest me a good monitor for under $200 Related resources First time building gaming comp help - Forum Comp newbie building a comp for first time ! help needed - Forum First time building a comp - Forum New Build - 600-800 Dollar Gaming Comp First Time !!! - Forum First Time Building Comp , Help plz. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Rancid504 July 30, 2010 2:16:19 AM I have always used the stock hsf that comes with the processor and video card, however I do not overclock my components. Hopefully someone with experience in the overclocking area could give you a better idea. batuchka July 30, 2010 10:10:27 AM $820AR Rancid504 July 30, 2010 12:51:31 PM I would suggest going with batuchka's build as you get awesome gaming performance without breaking your budget, it seems that combo deals are the way to go. mrhoshos96 July 30, 2010 12:58:33 PM read this to learn about crossfire x http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATI_CrossFire here is a build for $957.92 cfx capable cpu+gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... mobo+ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... case+PS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... case review: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumArtist building comp for graphics/video. First time builder ForumFirst Time Building Comp ForumFirst time building comp , under $800 ForumNew build , first time building a comp would appreciate some pointers ForumFirst Time Building - Need Cheap Gaming Comp . ForumFirst time Building Comp : Opinions plz ForumFirst time buying gaming comp . $4000 system off of Cyberpower ForumFirst time building a PC - Can you review my comp 's? ForumMonitor Flickering on Brand new comp ( first time running) ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !