This is my first attempt ever at building my own PC, as well as posting on a forum asking about it. You'll have to forgive me if I'm not quite versed on the format of this type of thing.
The primary function of this computer will be to play WoW, however alternatively, I'd like to be able to expand upon a bit for some newer games too. I'd just like to get some feedback on the set up below to see if this is a suitable build. Also to make sure everything is compatible and nothing is missing.
I started with the Barebones kit, I researched each included component and priced it out. This kit is saving me about 20-30 bucks-ish.
Have you set a total budget for this project? If we know that we can look at other possible options.
If you fill out the form in *How To Ask For New Build Advice* you'll answer all the standard questions that help things get started.
It won't take too much time to edit the OP to include the usual questions we ask.
I have a few concerns with some of your parts so I think looking at options is a good idea.
Things like your monitor resolution can make a different in parts suggested
With Black Friday / Cyber Monday coming up shortly i think we can do better for you and keep the price the same or a bit lower.
Half the homework is done with that article. You just need to find matching components, at the same or better prices.
I was reading through the comments and decided I'll end up upgrading the mobo to allow for bulldozer compatibility. Chances are I'll end up tweaking a couple of things on that build, nothing crazy though. I should have come here first..I read the forums all the time and spent probably about 10 hours just looking at parts.
Thanks for the help and replies - you guys are the jam.
I've compiled what I want and think everything is in good order... however I ran into another issue.
I need to clarify whether or not this PSU would work with this set up. Newegg wattage calculator puts it right at 490, but tiger direct says that the video card needs 500w. I'm not sure if this is for the card alone, or if it's a recommendation.
Newegg wattage calculator puts it right at 490, but tiger direct says that the video card needs 500w. I'm not sure if this is for the card alone, or if it's a recommendation.
It's a recommendation for an entire systems power requirements and takes into account 'average' and 'below average' quality PSUs.
The eXtreme Power Plus RS500 is a just slightly below average PSU and not quite matching the quality if your other parts. It's the one item in you list I'd like to see upgraded if you can find some extra room in the budget through Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales and bargains. Coller Master eXtreme Power Plus RS500 review