I am noob @ this so I apologize b4 hand if I sound rIdiculous with some questions I have.
I am building a PC for the 1st time to prepare for WOW: Cataclysm mostly and I went to newegg.com and created a wishlist but it hasnt gone public yet. However, I thought I would list the equipment I got to get started. I am buying piece-by-piece, paycheck-by-paycheck so im not a real tight budget but I thought this selection was the best for value and performance combined.
Any advice or is this pretty decent setup for the price? Do I need an additional heatsink? Am I missing anything? Is there any compatibility issues you forsee?
thank you, Tanner
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anyone know if this is a good setup for WoW @ max? Is everything compatible? If not, can someone point me in the right direction please?
Couple of things...
The two items you purchase to some point are bad ideas... 1) Your PSU is "cheap" and could put your system at risk. You don't want to skimp on a power supply & 2) The Antec 300 is a great case but I would've went with either the Antec 300 Illusion to have the added fans needed or go with the Cooler Master HAF 912
I got an RMA approval for the PSU, but I don't think I'll be able to return the Case.
with that, can someone point me in the right direction for credible PSU? 650W is all I pretty much need right?
You would be good to go with any of these 650W PSU: Newegg 650W PSU Comparison. Of course, there are better models available at a higher cost. Also, if you don't plan to run a second card, you can drop down to a 550W PSU and still be good to go.
Ok, I completed my wish list on Newegg.com. Please grade and let me know if this is looks like it will be a decent system for gaming. I know I could of gotten a better case, but I can't return it now so I am stuck with it.
Let me know if something isn't compatible please, I am really bad at catching stuff like that.
2) I would not go with the Corsair H50... not worth the cost when highend air cooler out perform it. If you are wanting to do overclocking under 4.0Ghz, I would just save your money and pick up either COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus or Sunbeam CR-CCTF. Either of these HSF will perform nicely for a mild overclock.