I want a gaming PC. These are the parts I've picked, which I got from a topic on this forum. I'm a huge noob to the technical side of PCs. I don't even know what overclocking is and I'm not sure what some of these parts do. If you could enlighten me and give me advice on the build it would make my day.
Budget: 600$-1200$ (Preferably on the cheap side, but I still want things to look good and run well)
Here's the build:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664FN1608
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
EVGA P55 LE 123-LF-E653-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
HIS H585FN1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
I want to be able to play everything pretty sufficiently. Specifically all Blizzard's stuff, all Valve's stuff and Civ 5.
IMO that 470 would give you a much better game experience for the money.
470 is within a percent or two of the 5870's performance, but for like 10$ more than a 5850. Only issue is power and heat. Still offers better price/performance assuming you only run it maxed a few hours a day and have non-expensive electricity.
Well I won't be able to buy it before the SCII deal is up, so I won't get that.
Is there anything special I would have to do to get it to work well that I wouldn't have to do with the 5850? I'm looking for the simplest process of putting this stuff together and maintaining it that I can get, because I'm an amateur with this stuff.