I am building a new computer and I have been gleaning information from the forum. Thank you, all you experts, who chime in with your wisdom.
Approximate Purchase Date: tomorrow or the next day
Budget Range: less than $1000 including the monitor
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games like SC2, Crysis, Web Surfing
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: micro center, frys, newegg, amazon
Country of Origin: Orange County, CA, USA
Parts Preferences: AMD
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: upgrade to 1080p FIRST QUESTION: What size/brand/response time monitor do you think is best?
I currently have a Samsung SyncMaster 930B
# Max Resolution 1280 x 1024 / 75.0 Hz
# Max Sync Rate (V x H) 75.0 Hz x 81.0 KHz
# Video Bandwidth 140.0 MHz
# Response Time 8.0 ms
Additional Comments: I am going to put a Phenom X4 965 inside. SECOND QUESTION: I am stuck on mobo's. Is there really much of a difference in quality? With the Microcenter bundle any mobo is $40 off with a cpu so what do you recommend? Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H Socket AM3 880G mATX? Asus M4A87TD/USB3? Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H?
THIRD QUESTION: Should I return the 5770 and get a better GPU like a GTX 470 or HD 5870?
This is what i received from newegg today, please give me your input on the right mobo that is compatible with the ssd and memory. THANK YOU! -Deanomite
NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99
Item #: N82E16811146058
OCZ StealthXstream II OCZ600SXS2 600W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Power Supply $73.99
Item #: N82E16817341039
DISCOUNT FOR COMBO #596048
LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50 - OEM $16.99
Item #: N82E16827136177
I am stuck on mobo's. Is there really much of a difference in quality? With the Microcenter bundle any mobo is $40 off with a cpu (not just the ones listed on the bundle page) so what do you recommend? Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H Socket AM3 880G mATX? Asus M4A87TD/USB3? Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H? or the MSI 870A-G54 like you said?
Had built plenty with that MSI 870 hence i would say it's a good choice but the Giga 880G is actually my fav combo for SFFs, mATX builds but for an ATX mid tower build and going discrete it's not as desireable hehe
I thought of another question, if you don't mind: on the Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive What does it mean that it is a Bare Drive? Does it need a mounting bracket or something?