Hey everyone! So I'm basically looking for an inexpensive gaming build. The 500-700 price range is for the tower and I'd pay whatever extra for the monitor. Just because I have a 500-700 price range doesn't mean I really want it at the $700 price... if you can find a good bang for the buck at say 600 or whatever, I'd take it!
I saw the guide on how to build a 600 gaming build that would run Crysis 2 like a boss and was wondering if that's worth it?
That build looks mighty fine! I would definitely need the CPU cooler if I plan to overclock right? I read on newegg it has a 90mm fan already and you have a choice of installing a 120mm fan in the front, so I take it i'd install that fan in the front?
Also now the thing is I'm a first time builder. Should have probably put that in my first post >< Is this everything I need to build it? I'm sure the parts come with instructions as to where to connect them, etc.
Yes. If you plan to overclock you need to pick up a CPU cooler. Regarding fans on the Hyper 212+, I would add two aftermarket 120mm fans in a push / pull configuration to replace the stock single fan. This will give you the best cooling for the CPU. While you are buying fans, consider a case fan or two to prompte front-to-back air flow through the case. Stick with fans at or below 20dBA for a quiet PC.
Everything should be there except maybe SATA cables for the HD and DVD. If the description says "bare drive" you can assume it will NOT come with one. I believe you will need to pick two up... There are plenty of tutorials for assembling a PC available through a quick Google search. It is a fairly straight forward process, but don't hesitate to come back to the forum and ask for help.
I'm gunna follow suit with sadams04 and grab those stuff! I will post on forums when I need help to build it. By the way! I wanted to grab a monitor.. which not-expensive monitor do you guys recommend? I want some cheap (well not cheap as heck) but damn good in quality. At least at the 1920 x 1200 resolution
sorry to kinda hijack the thread but I think I will go with this for now:
AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto
it combos with the 6780 and is only $90. The board will let me xfire and use BD later down the road. I will upgrade to a 750W PSU so I can just drop another GPU in there and I think this is looking great :]