Hey everyone, I am seriously considering building a desktop, and this is the first time that I have ever attempted to “build” a computer on my own. Therefore, I would appreciate some advice. I have some pc parts already, and I am planning on using what I have and just purchasing everything else that I need.
I plan on purchasing all the parts really soon, and I just want to get some opinions on what I plan to do before I order everything.
Parts that I already have include: Monitor (I have a 28 inch HDTV/monitor that I plan to use), keyboard, mouse, GPU (I have an 8800 GTX that is a bit dated, but I am going to use it for now and update it later), speakers, sound card (I have a creative sound blaster card), and OS.
So, to get everything else that I need, I am thinking of purchasing this:
I want to be able to run most games at high settings (medium at the lowest), but I am not trying to build an 'elite' desktop. I am very happy with only spending around $400, and I just want to get some opinions on the build before I buy. The only other thing that I think I would need is an optical drive, but I believe I have an external one that I can use at least temporarily. Any opinions/suggestions would be much appreciated.
I saw that someone posted this link, and it is basically $100 less than what I purchased (when taking into account the power supply I purchased separately). So, I was just wondering if this is on "par" with what I bought, or is what I purchased a step above or possibly below (mainly from a quality standpoint)? Regardless, I am happy with the decisions I made, but I am just curious about any others' opinions about this.
Thanks again for the reply crewton. I am more than content with what I purchased, and I am looking forward to everything arriving so I can go ahead and start building my pc! I have one more question though, and if anyone would like to provide some insight, please feel free. So, the case that I purchased in the combo comes with a 500W power supply by default (I believe), but it was recommended that I purchase another (I am assuming much better) 500W power supply separately. Is this primarily because the power supply that comes with the case by default is not very good (i.e., i will possibly run into problems with it, it's hazardous, etc.)? What would be the negatives associated with using the default/generic power supply that comes with the case, as opposed to the CORSAIR one that I purchased separately?
This is the first pc that I have ever attempted to build, so I apologize if some of my questions seem rather elementary. Again, thanks.
Thanks for the link. I figured it was because the psu that comes with the case is really low quality, and I don't want any explosions in my new pc. So, I am really glad I purchased another (higher quality) power supply.