Hey guys, originally i was planning on making a 500dolalr build but after spending about 24 hours on newegg..... and some research i have decided to stretch my budget to 700-800 range. I want a build that will allow me to play games like SC2 and hopefully Diablo3 (whenever it comes out if ever...) and browse the web quickly all at an affordable price. I already have keyboard/mouse/speakers... but i need a new MONITOR.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
BUDGET RANGE: 800usd, Before Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing the internet, gaming, watching movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA, cali
PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference
OVERCLOCKING: Yes (if i can figure it out)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe ( i would love to do the most with this built possible)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: my current resolution is1280x1024, with new monitor i am planning to run 1900x
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to be able to maximize the performance. I am choosing an easy PCU and mobo to do so on (hopefully, i am a complete noob). I plan on having this build for 3-4 years.
Please be kind and take a look at what i have compiled. I tried to get the most out of the combo deals and save as much as possible while getting most bang for the buck. I would love to lower the total cost of the build down to 700ish, but i do not see what i can compromise on? Please make sure everything listed is compatible and easy to work on. This is my first build and i will be following guides on this forum. Thank you.
I am getting this hard drive from a separate website for $50: Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive
This build comes out to $836 with tax after rebate.
Thank you in advance. I have spend a lot of time putting this together, please make sure everything is compatible and any Suggestions or Advices are welcomed. If possible, i would like to lower the total price without compromising much. Saving as much as even 20-30 dollars would be great.
I sure like that monitor, but do i really need that much of an expensive video card? Also, how much performance would i be losing out on getting that PCU and mobo? How hard is it to overclock? I chose that mobo because of all the features it has (which i am not sure how to use as of yet though). Thank you for your input. It is greatly appreciated.
Not much and looking at off gaming: net/movies dun even require an X3 hehe Just learn good old fashioned BIOS OCing and hit an aftermarket cooler when u wanna get ya hands dirty
I am a sad noob. I do not know anything about BIOS OCing... How hard would it be?
I want this build to last me 3-4 years and still be semi-fast. This new game Metro 2033 i was looking at in the req's it said 3.0GHz quad-core PCU.
Mr Pizza said:
Ok, for you TurboV is fine, its an auto overclocker, for a beginner it is kinda hard to overclock unless you do some reading,
How hard is it to overclock?
It's as hard as you want it to be.
LOL, it's as hard as you want it to be? I am guessing that would be beyong my current knowledge and capabilites.
So that mobo overclocks PCU automatically? i do not even have to do a thing? Is there a need to get the Black Edition PCU then? Sorry for all the questions. I am trying to learn as much as i can. Have to start out somewhere...