I have little experience with building PC's, all of the part lists online are a bit overwhelming so I made my own list. I am looking for a PC that will play all the newest games at full resolution and at decent settings. I also do a bit of webdesign and Photoshop work.
Date: Looking to purchase this week
Budget: 600$ - 800$
Usage: Gaming, work
Parts I already have: mouse, keyboard, monitor, windows 7 x64
I would like to buy everything at newegg.ca
I am in Canada
Might crossfire in a year or 2
I don't really care about noise or the look of the PC. I want it to last for a good amount of time and have all the newest technologies such as USB 3.
Thoughts: I have no clue if these parts are all compatible or if they will actually fit inside the case. The ram seems extremely cheap for ddr3 but had great reviews on newegg. I also feel like the video card is a bit of an overkill.
But if you want a bit more bang. Get the i5 2400 instead of the 925 in my build. That adds 65$, then get the P67A-G45 which adds 60$. which totals to 725$. Then you can get a 6870 for an extra 20$, which would be 745$ total for way better performance.
I am going to stick with the ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870, I dont think ill be doing any crossfire. I might also downgrade the 965 to a 955. What would be a cheaper video card that could still deliver good performance? a card under 170 would be nice. I am going with the XFX 550W 80+ Bronze and the Seagate drive.
Thanks for the suggestions.
PS. I like the XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB
Ok I will go with the ASRock 870 EXTREME3. Could you explain what sandy bridge does? If its only intel, doesnt that mean I have to pick all new parts that work with intel? My build is currently at 800$ plus tax. Im looking to reduce it to 750 with tax.
Thanks Dyers Eve for the suggestion, I was able to find a better deal at ncix.
PS. I have 2 x 2gb stick of kingston ddr2 ram in my old computer, would it be possible to use those in the build?
No.... You'd only have to change the motherboard and cpu. But if you are really stressed on the budget. Then don't. No the ram wouldn't be compatible. All new boards (AM3, P55/P67, X58) are all DDR3. Not DDR2.