So I'm building my own computer and I was taking the advice of a friend but the last month he's been too busy with work to help me finish. Currently I'm missing three items but only two of them I'm not sure on what to get. My goal for this computer is to play games like Battlefield 2 and World of Warcraft and I want things to run pretty smoothly and be able to play on max resolution settings. This is what I have so far:
Power supply: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5"
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
Driver: a basic blu-ray driver
Processor: I want an i7 processor but I'm not really sure what's the highest I could go with my system I was told a 940 was a little to much for my system and I should purchase something around 930 or 920.
Video card: Here's my biggest headache and I honestly don't know where to go with this. With all the options out there I'm just trying to find something that will allow me to play video games at max resolutions and run smoothly.
First off, I'm guessing neither you nor your friend know what you're doing, since an i7-900 CPU won't work in a P55 board (Socket 1366 vs. 1156, respectively). Plus, I wouldn't invest in either of those two sockets, since the new 1155 socket CPUs cost almost the same as the 1156 CPUs, but you get an incredible increase in performance.
Thanks guys for the advice. I agree, I really don't know what I'm doing, I'm a paramedic in the military. I deal with guns and the human body, I suck at computers and electronics, not enough space in my brain to learn it all.