Previously I asked a question on deciding a build, then I was flooded with responses...very happy!
I used Zeros_' $600 build and modified it myself a little bit.. Problem is, soon to be first time PC builder and I modified it myself...Hopefully it is compatible.. (That is why I need your help!)
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
AMD CPU HDZ955FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz AM3 125W Retail
Antec EarthWatts 750 Watt ATX12v v2.3 Power Supply Unit
(I Don't know if this PSU is going to fit in my case!!) It WAS Antec Green Energy-Efficient Power Supply EA500D but I bought 750 for future graphic card upgrade.. was this a smart choice? 20$ more expensive than 500w.
Are all the parts compatible to make it run in one piece? Did I choose the wrong graphics card? everyone was saying HD6850 and I typed it in amazon.. a dozen resulted showed up.. so I just picked one of the list.. hopefully it is the right card. I have already placed my order, it should ship within 5-8 days. This is my first time ordering online.. I'm very scared! It is separated in 3 shipments, will the bigger shipment (One with 7 items, shipped in front of my doorstep? Will it ring my doorbell? What if I wasn't home?) The other 2 shipment is the case itself and the CD DVD writer drive. Will those show up in my doorstep as well? Or will the case be shipped to me on the doorstep and the DVD Writer drive show up in the PO mailbox? This is all very confusing..
I hope you take the time and answer all my questions haha!
ONE BIG FINAL QUESTION: Is this PC able to run Starcraft 2 on ULTRA Settings with 60+ FPS?
(Is it a good mid-level gaming rig?)
(All my parts were ordered at amazon, if you want detailed info about the part copy and paste it in amazon search bar )
Almost all computer components are built to pretty tight standards .
An ATX case , motherboard and power supply always work together
There is a heatsink/fan with your processor . It will work , but it may be a little noisier when the fan spins up than some of the bigger aftermarket coolers . Try it and see . For 99% of people the factory cooler works fine .
The psu gives you a lot of head room for future upgrades . Most of the time its going to be running just above idle which can be a good thing . It might be half an inch longer that the 500 watt but that wont make any difference at all
A wooden table is a good idea , and so is only wearing cotton clothing . Jeans and a t- shirt . Especially nothing made of nylon .
As for coolers .....there are so many and often how they get tested in reviews is as important as the product itself .
Thankfully theres a website for everything so http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
Somewhere is a balance between price and performance that suits you
i am little worried about 6850, at your budget you can buy an hd 6950 and you can se t the settings real maxed out.
in your previous theread, i have posted a 650$ rig that should be best for you.
and if you have a mind playing newer games in future, 6950 will help you alot