System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet surfing, word stuff
Parts Not Required: Case(Antec 300), monitor, mouse, and keyboard (maybe OS read below)
Preferred Website(s) newegg.com or tigerdirect.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I have been more partial to Amd but I am open to anything really
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (probably down the road)
Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024
Additional Comments: A quiet pc would be good, I already have a 160GB WD HDD with windows 7 installed but I would like more space, I'm guessing I can just install another right? (this rig is my only build, so I'm pretty new to all this stuff, sorry in advance for any newbie questions )
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$15.00 Combo Price: $184.97 ( plenty enough for gaming, easy for overclocking)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231303 $89.99 ( this is a good quality ram due to it's Cas Latency 7 and it's price.)
This build will give you some very decent fraps on any high settings on every game.
But after a cople weeks if i would be you i would buy a bigger resolution monitor somethink like 1920x1080. The 1280x1024 resolution is not such good.
Well the thing is that the AMD 965 is in a combo with the ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro thats why it's for $185, the AMD 965 by it self is for $160. So i would personaly go for the AMD 965 with the after market cooler and overclock it. It's totaly enough for gaming, after a cople of years you can buy better cpu at any time and the x6 cores are going to be cheaper is well.
Now the 965 and 1055T gives same performace in gaming but in a few years time when the games take advantage of x6 cores and/or more it will beat the x4 CPUs (965).
PS: it's up to you.
EDIT: wait i just found a better cooler with the same CPU for even cheaper prize then the last combo:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $164.98
PS: Dont worry the AMD 955 is totaly same as the AMD 965, it's just the clock speed is different 3.20 GHz - 3.40 GHz no big deal, you can always overclock the 955 and it will be even faster than the 965.
I'm not sure about that, sorry but i think you will have to ask someone els, my only strenght is building the PCs but thats probably it.
But i think it's not going to work. (I might be wrong.)
Well logycaly the computer should load up whats on the hdd so it should load up the windows 7 thats on there. If it's not goin to then get the builders windows 7 for people building computers. It's about $80.