Hello, everyone. I have owned pre-built PC's from several terrible companies, their horrific computers have caused me to follow this path. This will be my first time building a PC. My budget is about $600-$700.
I would use this pc for:
The basics- watching videos online, etc.
Games- I don't see myself playing a lot of games. At this point I only see myself playing Minecraft and Shogun 2: Total War.
Movies- Blu-ray? I would need a recommendation for a Blu-ray drive with software to watch movies included.
I'm looking for a PC build that will deliver fast perfomance and that runs cool. I no longer want to worry about my PC shutting of because of overheating. I use my PC a lot! Heavy use!
I'm looking for help with an Intel build and AMD build. Depending on my budget in 2 weeks, I'll go with the one I can afford.
I'm in love with the case. I don't want to go for a Z68 motherboard, because... what am I going to use the integrated graphics for? I don't plan on overclocking, but if I ever decide to then this PC will be ready for it.
Is this DIY PC combo too much for what I need it to do?
Would a GeForce GTX 560 Ti be good enough for this Intel build, or do I need a better graphics card?
I plan to add one 2 weeks after the PC purchase.
As for the AMD build... well I'm lost there. I'm hoping to get help. An AMD DIY combo perhaps? I don't know what AMD motherboards are best or what are the currently released models. I would also use this AMD build for the same tasks. I'm also looking for performance as stated above. I would still use the Storm Scout case.
I also need recommendations on a CPU cooler. I don't want to use liquid cooling.
Does the $600-$700 include the monitor ?
And does it need to include mouse and keyboard as well?
Do you have some low end PCIe based video card to let you run the computer until you can buy the graphics card?
because if you don't it is just simply worth it to wait until you do have the money and get the whole thing on one go.
Ok that's good then my build should be ok for you as well.
Resolution should be FullHD ( 1920x1080 ).
For $200 you should be able to get a good 21.5"-24" monitor with LED backlight and <5ms response time.
The problems with the combo are:
- It doesn't come with a blu-ray drive
- the PSU is not the greatest
- the HDD is slow
- it doesn't come with an AM3+ socket motherboard
(- mobo doesn't support crossfire which of course is not a big deal if you don't intend to crossfire )
DVD burner: Just get one from Asus, Lite-On or Sony - whichever happens to be on sale with free shipping. usually around $20
For the monitor:
Samsung is solid, but generally go see what looks good and use the <5ms response time, FullHD, and possibly LED backlit as guideline.
AOC, ASUS, LG, Samsung and Viewsonic all have good quality displays.
And yeah unless you need the bluray for something on your PC it's usually better to just get a PS3 or a regular bluray player to watch bluray movies