Hello, I've decided to build my own gaming pc. This if my first time building one, so I'm completely confused by all different build's i've seen on the internet.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week.
Budget Range: 700$ after rebates, can go up to 800$ if it makes a big difference.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, optical drive.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Would prefer to order from the same site to lower the shipping costs, but I can order from any site as long as they are reliable.
Country of Origin: US.
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: As is said I don't know a lot about computers, so I'm open to suggestions.
Overclocking: Maybe, if it is not that complicated then yes.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, I believe this is for more expensive PCs, but I would like to be able to do it in the future, I can do without it tough.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC without a lot of lights.
Processor: amd Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (or go for the i5 2400 if you have the extra money) 120 $
mobo: asus m5a87 (ready for bulldozer in case you want to upgrade in the future) 99$
memory: Gskill Ripjaws X Series 2x4GB DDR3 1600- $60 (as recommended before)
PSU : OCZ ZS Series OCZ-ZS650W - $90 (as recommended before)
Hard Drive : Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60 (as recommended before)
graphics : (dont go for the 560ti, that gpu isn't even recommended in toms hardware best for the money) amd XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB with dirt3 game (go for the gtx 570 if you have the extra money) 239$
Case : Rosewill Challenger Black - $50
Latest mb chip set ,
the possibility of adding a second graphics card if you ever need to
very strong graphics card for the $$$
simple but quality case with lots of ventilation . Also consider the Coolermaster HAF 912 .. costs $10 more
2 x2 gig of RAM is all you need for gaming
Another question. I've decided to delay buying the GPU for two weeks, so I'll need to rely on the mobo for video, does the gigabite outlander suggested includes one? And if it doesn't could you sugget one that does. Thank you.