Hi, I'm seeking for advices to make a good gaming computer. It's my first time building a computer, so I don't know if this is a decent build or not. I've been doing some research around several sites and here is what I came up with:
-Basic Info- Approximate Purchase Date: Within 5 days. Budget Ranges: < $770. I will consider going over the budget, but not that greatly. System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, simple apps (e.g. ms words), and surfing webs. Parts Not Required: Monitor, OS system, mouse, & keyboard Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg Country of Origin: United States Parts Preferences: None, since I don't know much about good parts. Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later on... when I get more money for another VGA Monitor Resolution: 1600 x 900 pixels [HP 2009m] Additional Comments: Would like to use it for a good 2~4 years, if possible.
That's it. It got quite lengthy, but if I could get some greatly detailed advises for improvement, then I think it's worth it. I would really like the best for my buck and appreciate any type of advices. Thanks in advance
this will be a foundation for a very powerful system (you can definitely overclock that graphics card, 900-950mhz should be no problem). it is SLI ready (except for the SLI bridge, which you can buy on ebay for $5-10), but i would upgrade the monitor before i considered SLI (the difference between a 20" 1600x900 and a 24" 1080p is astounding)
i always try to recommend the best gaming performance possible for the stated budget because i think it helps to put things into perspective. however, i think that sapphire hd6870 is a great card at a great price, and they scale superbly in crossfire. i would, however, get a psu that can support 2 of them, for example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...