Hi everybody! I'm new...I am planning on building my own computer on a 900-1100 dollar budget, and I have a few ideas. Still, I'm relatively new to computer building and that kind of stuff, so I need some help to build a Gaming-Limited Everyday use computer:
1. Do I have ALL needed parts? (please list parts still needed)
2. Are the parts good when compared to my budget?
3. If I am missing a part, show me how I can fit it in my budget. (This means what to cut away from and how much, and how much to pay to add)
4. I already have a mouse, keyboard, and screen.
5. Please suggest NOT ONLY hardware, but software as well.
I will sort of understand complex computer terminology (lolz) but please explain, since I am willing to learn!
Here are my parts:
ASUS M5A99X EVO AMD 990X AM3+ Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 990X Chipset, 2133MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, CrossFireX/SLI Ready
Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid-Tower Case case=$80
Upgrade path seems unclear. 750 Watt PSU for ...?
If you are not planning to put anymore $$ into the build afterwards, an i3 2100 + 560Ti/7850 (read better GPU, I'm not sure which one though) would perform better in gaming.
Rather quickly: CPU: i3 2100 - $150 MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $122 RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 2x4GB - $47 GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R7870 - $360 PSU: Corsair TX650 - $90 CASE: Cooler Master CM690 - $80 HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB - $85 OTHER: ASUS Xonar DS - $44 DVD: ASUS DVDRW - $20 Total: $998
A quick 5 minutes on newwegg.com
CPU: dual core with HT allows for lots of non-multithreaded applications (perfect for web/email/games, not so good at video editing, Pro/Enthusiast Photoshop). You don't overclock do you?
Mobo: Solid with everything you might need - USB3, tonnes of features.
RAM: Cheap but solid DDR3 1600 RAM. Easy. Edit: DUH. i3 can't use that frequency. Eh, it will run at 1333 fine, or you can get cheaper 1333 rated.
GPU: Will run BF3 Ultra (1920x1080) at 40fps. Enough said.
PSU: Solid with reputable brand. Plenty of Amps on 12V Rail (for GPU).
The rest is your personal taste! (The mobo has 7.1 sound, so i'm iffy on a sound card - spend that money on a quiet CPU cooler!)