Hey guys, I'm relatively new to building PC's. I've installed a graphics card or ram here or there but I haven't every built a PC for myself until now and I'm considering the parts below. Can I get some suggestions or comments about the build? I'm planning on using this PC for gaming like SC2 and WoW. But also I make electronic music and I don't know of any good sound card deals. So generally I want a PC that can be overclocked, I will be using it for gaming, SC2, and producing music, need good sound card. My budget is around $1800-$2000, this build here is $1800:
For gaming you dont need more than a Phenom II x4 955 and a bit of overclocking.
Thats a bad HDD choice. Its an older style. You want the 1TB WD Black FAEX model (not FALS) or Samsung F3 1TB. You cant get a fast 1.5TB HDD right now, no one makes one.
The motherboard is maybe a bit expensive, but it has what looks like enhanced onboard sound so you may not need a sound board if you get it.
Do you need to burn blue-ray? If not a cheap $20 DVD burner and $50 blue ray player will work for you.
Hey thanks for the reply. I was considering the 6core AMD to make it future-proof kindof and it would greatly help the rendering speed of my music and other cpu intensive projects I do, that was my reasoning there.
Yeah thanks for the suggestion with the HDD I think I'll go for a 1TB drive instead.
For the mobo, I didn't research the onboard sound for it, that might work instead of buying a sound card.
For the blu ray my though there was that I have large sound libraries and just junk that I want to store, you think it would make more sense to just get another hard drive for that? Well the thought of being able to play blu rays is nice tho since I have a 24" widescreen, dunno about that one yet. I see what you mean about the cheaper combo tho.
All these parts should work together fine though right? because I'm probably going to buy most of them tonight.
If your talking about fans for the case, the case already will come with 4 120mm fans. If you want better performance though go for some noctua 120mm fans. These are very quiet and have high CFM. If your talking about a cpu cooler noctua makes the NH-u12p