My son and I thought it would be a great learning experience to build our own computer. We are looking for an affordable gaming computer for my son who is just starting gaming (age 8). Here is what I have so far... Thoughts?
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Power Supply: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 1TB 5900 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Bare Drive -Bare Drive
Video card: ??????
Still need to find and optical drive and wanted to know peoples thoughts on adding an internal SSD for windows only? Any other parts that I am missing? Thanks so much for the help as this is our first ever build!
In many ways the monitor is the first choice you need to make .
The screen resolution [ not the actual panel size ] is critical . The graphics card has to calculate what to do with each pixel , and since higher resolution screens get that way by having more pixels its progressively harder to get good image quality and high frame rates