Well this is my first post in the Tom's Hardware community so bare with me all . Anyways I've had a passion for computers over the past couple years and have finally come to a decision of building a computer of my own for gaming, I'm new to this but I've come up with a list for the possible parts for a game that I love called ArmA 2. So here it is and bare with me please:
Comes out to be: $687.89 (before shipping)
Around: $719.67 (including shipping)
Also this is for those who would suggest another build for me if they think this one ^ isn't good enough or I should save
Approximate Purchase Date: This summer (Around June to July)
Budget Range: $600 - $800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or tigerdirect
Country of Origin: United States
Parts Preferences: No preferences
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: Whatever a 17" or 18" has
Additional Comments: It would be nice for it to be quiet too.
I would like peoples opinions on what I should upgrade, downgrade, save money on or just any suggestions on what to buy to help me when I'm gaming too. I'm new to all of this so thanks in advance.
Was looking at your $600 budget build and seemed like a good idea, but what do you recommend for a good cheap monitor? I've looked at newegg and tigerdirect but haven't decided where to get one from. Tigerdirect usually has a $99.99 19" available for purchase so I might go with them there. Where do you recommend I look for one? Thanks in advance.
As for my 600$ build, you could just do that. Or get a little more performance and switch the 925 out for a i5 2400 (Like I previously said). That would run you about $65 extra for ALOT more performance. I suggest doing this and maximizing your budget. Then swap the motherboard for this which adds 10$ more. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
So many choices...hmmm...I have time since I need to find the time to build the pc. This is probably occur during the summer and it will definately be a fun time for my first build and all. Doesn't anyone recommend I get anything else other than a computer when I'm setting it up? I'll be on a rug so there might be static, any suggestions at all?
I always build on a table. If you are waiting for summer, you might as well wait and check the release of the bulldozer 4110 (4 core/2 module), 6110 (6 core/3 module), 8110, and 8130 (both 8 core/4 module)