Not really happy with this computer I bought and they built at the store (bsods, shuts down, expensive)
Thinking I'd be happier with making one myself.
Just wondering if I left something out/should be worrying about anything?
Use: Gaming, school, browsing, etc.
Concerns: Psu big enough? How about for a gpu or crossfire upgrade in the future? (should I opt for 750w or 850w?)
Are parts compatible? More reliable brands/Better deals? (Newegg won't ship to me. Going with ExcaliburPc because of good experience)
Never built a computer, has anyone killed their stuff with static?
ASUS M5A97 EVO AMD 970 AM3+ ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD HDZ965FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz 2MB Cache AM3 Quad-Core Processor
Corsair Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TXV2 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Cooler Master RC-922M-KKN1-GP Micro ATX / ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Extra fan $18.76
Cooler Master CoolerMaster Fan R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Mega Flow LED Red 700RPM
I also have a Powercolor 6850 which I love, and a 19" Monitor (1440x900) that I may consider upgrading when I can.
Someone said opting for a higher resolution would help?
I'm open to comments and suggestions.
Thanks for the replies.
I think I'll try springing for the 850 just give me more headroom if I ever try to upgrade in the future.
As for Ram I searched and a bunch of people saying the same thing. "Cheap, future-proof, why not?"
I looked at more ram and found this:
Will that work with amd? It says something about supporting intel xmp.
I checked for a 10666 value ram (4gb) and two of them would cost $81 while the 1600mhz one is $57 for 8gb.
I'm just not sure what's the difference (just faster?) or if it's compatible.
Alright, thanks for help with the ram!
Now I thought about it and I was gonna see if I can add another 6850 in the future.
So I did more research and I think the board I picked http://www.excaliberpc.com/607464/asus-m5a97-evo-amd-97... isn't so good for crossfire?
Well it says 2 PCIe slots but black is x4?