Ok so ive decided that there is no way in hell im going to pay as much as alienware and others are asking for a gaming computer and id like to go ahead and build my own. Having said that...Ive only just started to figure out how exactly to build one. I think ive done enough research and have at least what i think are parts that all are compatible with one another and are in my price range. Heres the build i put together by roaming through tiger direct
MSI 785GM-E51 Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Processor w/ Fan
Thermaltake Element G Mid Tower Case - Colorshift Fans, Adjustable Fan Speed, 7 x 3.5" Drive Bays, 2 x 2.5" Drive Bay
Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLS/B/AS 24X DVDRW Drive - SATA, Black, OEM
.....ok so im wondering if there are any incompatibilities or changes needed to be made...i also feel anything to give better performance from the graphics that wouldnt go over $150-200 more would be ok... Im going to be using this for gaming and programs like maya. Btw this build came to right around $1000 yet id be willing to go to 1200.
any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated Thanks
heres the parts and prices...all from tiger direct except the parts you just told me to switch out...i also changed the memory to 4g like you suggested, do i need to change my graphics card or do the dual graphics cards to get better graphic performance?
Yes - also TD has combos a tad higher than Egg and HD 5850 can be had as low as $270 on egg (the one i picked out is as such, comboed with 945) If u thinking $345 for a HD 5850 might as well hunt HD 5870 hehe
Really depends on kind of gamer and game u playing : for Metro 2033 example highest end single GPUs could not play on AA/very high http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/metro_2033...
Then again it is the new 'Crysis' performance benchmark and most/all games currently aren't as GPU intensive hehe
honestly i want a computer that is as badass as can be for around 1000 bucks, ill be playing things like dead space 2 and star wars the old republic when they launch but im just looking for a very solid pc cause i have a macbook pro right now and i cant play the highend games and im afraid i wont be able to multi task like i want when i get further into 3d animation
did u build that on td or newegg cause i cant seem to find that combo at all and you mean i could overclock that 945 to 965 speeds without any extra cooling other than the fans in the box and the fan in the card itself?