So this is my first build but I have had some exp with computers in the pass repairing them as needed and teaching myself as I go. So this is what I have so far i already have a monitor that cost 100$ mouse n keyboard. and I just purchased all of this. It should all work properly right? and any recommended upgrades? I might make it into a hackintosh idk but mainly used for gaming.
Rosewill Smart One ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -50$
Seagate SV35 Series ST31000526SV 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 -75$
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard -155$
On a budget trying to keep under 1000$ using new egg mostly planning on adding another SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 ive spent 905 but am expecting 50 back in rebates hopefully sooner then later even a littler over this aint to bad of a rig i think right?
Well, the first one received 13% 1 egg reviews. The second one received 9%. One the one hand the Z68 chipset is preferred over the p67, but between these two boards it looks like the p67 will be more reliable. I wouldn't choose either, I'd look at similar boards from Gigabyte or ASUS.
You should look at6 the 1TB Samsung F3 hard drive. I don't see any other problems but the PSU is not a familiar brand. I'd look at Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, or some of the better Kingwin models.
First of all what id ur monitors resolution?
don't pay attention to newegg revies too much ... both of those boards are solid and offer PCIe 3.0 .. not that u gonna use it anytime soon
P67 generally more stable at higher frequencies but u can look at some gigabyte and Asus as well
don't need 16gb of RAM .. 8 is plenty also get low profile one ( like corsair vengeance)
Yea I think I will be picking up a CM Hyper 212 for my cpu but my psu was a shell shocker soo i took it bronze certified tho.
well my monitor is really random right now with my current setup at 1360X768 not sure its max but i have a horrible graphics card currently and if i crossfire these cards wouldnt that be better than a 6950?