Update: Took the advice of the first 3 posters and I switched some of the parts round
I am about to buy a bunch of parts off new egg looking to build a computer for my dorm. I'm pretty sure all these parts should be compatible and paired with my mouse keyboard and monitor i already have should let me play starcraft 2 on higher settings than my MacBook. What do you guy's think? Will these parts all work together and is this all I need to build a computer?
Thanks again for the help guys. Do you guys think this is a good video card? I think I might be willing to spend 50-80 dollars more on a video card if it'll improve the performance of SC2 significantly.
And will these items be all I need to build my rig?
And for a comparable HDD for the exact same price with a larger capacity and known for having higher quality. Speaking firsthand for i have one seagate barracuda 400 and 320 along with One WD black 400 and a WD blue 320. The WDs seem to write at about 12% faster speeds on the 400s and about ~10 % faster on the 320s. along with running between 4-6 degrees C cooler.
mind you with the exact model of 4650 you chose it appears to not have a PCI-E 6 pin. So the basis of that statement may not be valid on this Video card specifically. On a second note for the PSU, I as a consumer would not often dip below 450 for a PSU so that if you do come across a low power consumption card you can potentially still have adequate power for it. for i ran into that exact issue with the stock psu that accompanied the Raidmax smilodon in 2008.
Ah I see, thanks a lot for the responses by the way guys. I thought that I would need to buy this cable to connect my hard drive to my motherboard and the rest of my computer because the hard drive says bare drive, which I thought meant you have to buy the cables yourself. Is this not true?
BTW I switched out the old power supply I had on these with the
What kinds of games do you intend on trying to play? some title's as example and such would be helpful.
*side note i noticed u suplimented the 2x2GB kit for a Single 4. When it comes to ram on moder, Excluding LGA 1366 buids. You will want your RAM DIMMS in pairs with matched speed and timings for best stability/performance.
About the PSU that seems like a solid pick, If you are not getting a more adequate GPU for gaming.
And lastly you said your willing to spend ~ another 50-80$ on a graphics card.
To be able to get a card you could run SC2 on and be able to power it IMO you may need to drop ~ 20$ more on a PSU. Along with ~30-50 more on a graphics card
I would go with Expedio's build to be quite honest.
Just swap the single 2gb RAM stick he listed for this (same RAM, just as a 4gb kit) and I agree. (Or buy 2x of the one he listed, price works out the same as the 4gb kit is $2 more, but u save $2 in shipping) You'd regret only getting 2gb RAM later.