Hey all, I am new to the forums and rather green to pc building in general. I'm in search of a affordable ($500-$750) desktop that runs titles such as witcher 2, portal 2, crysis 2 and has a large hardrive capacity if possible. plz any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Approximate Purchase Date:July-August
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, Surfing Web, Media
Parts Not Required:Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Tigerdirect (canadian versions if possible)
Country of Origin:Canada
Parts Preferences: No particular's just w/e is best value and performance for the budget
Overclocking: Maybe (one day at a time for me lol)
Hey thanks for the response, I hope this doesnt sound to newbish but are all these components compatible with each other, also if you could recommend a case that would be suitable housing for the rig. Cheers!!
oops sorry for not listing the case,
go with an antec 300 illusion case.
ram listed above is fine, Athlon, i don't think so, phenom ii x4 is superior.
you will be out of money if you go with 6950(sorry for not listing the case) gtx 560wil be great http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
if you can budget in a BE you can budget in a core i3, the 2nd gen i3s own the BEs at gaming, i don't have to post a benchie because their everywhere. also have a look into the GTX 560ti, it gives you similar performance to a 6950, but is cheaper and has Physics (hwcompare). and if you want to X-fire, look into a 750w unit
Hey thanks again for the excellent feedback. I've decided to get the case, dvd drive, power supply, hard-drive, and pcu first and purchase the memory sticks, gpu, motherboard within the next couple of weeks here's what I have so far
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $69.99
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified $84.99
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $19.99
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $89.99
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX $114.99
So what do you think so far? decided to upgrade to 2tb drive should my money be used elsewhere? also this will be my first rig ever that i will be building from the ground up any recommended reading I should view such as tutorials etc. Thanks again for the help i have $500 cdn im willing to use for the memory, gpu, and motherboard when i make my purchase any further recco's on those items would be great and a helpful opinion on what I have so far!!!
Also http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... will run much cooler and this perofrms about the same as the 560ti but is a little better and plus that card is 13c cooler and is ALREADY OC! so the 6950 is a much better way to go, but NIVIDA gpu's are know to play crysis better, it's up to you.
if you want to go with a 560ti then you should look at an intel mobo, amd don't support SLI (not yet anyway), and thats a real bummer if you want to SLI down the line. also how many times do i have to say this, 2nd gen intel i3s own all the BE (in gaming)