You may have seen me on this forum over the past few months asking about a gaming computer I plan on building. Well I'm happy to say that I will soon be able to afford the build. However, I'm still having a few doubts about certain parts. I was wondering if someone could look over what I have so far and recommend any ways to cut money or make it more efficient. I want to keep the option of OC'ing open with the possibility of SLI or CrossFire in the future. Also, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a decent gaming monitor for between 100 and 200 dollars. Thank you.
Things I still need help picking: keyboard(doesn't have to be great), wireless card(my computer is far from the router. usb vs pci) monitor(again 100-200 dollar preferred, not sure about lcd or led backlighting, 22-24 inches)
Over these past few months I have gotten a lot of advice from the Tom's Hardware community and have found them very insightful and friendly. Thank you!
I'm sorry, I totally forgot to post my budget. I'm hoping to get all of this done at around 1-1.3k(lower the better)
I was looking at the ASRock but I've heard they're shaky and that their warranty policy is terrible and thats big for me. for the more fragile components.
As for the GPU, well I'm hoping to be able to play everything out now at least at medium settings. while i do enjoy better graphics, i would rather have decent performance. If I can get a better GPU for about 200, i'll be happy. I can always upgrade this later if I need an upgrade.
So you think I'm good on the HDD?
Hmm I'm still unsure on the case...
Additionally, does anyone have any good guides for a first time builder? I've been researching things here and there but I want to make sure I have something I can study and reference to make sure I don't make a complete mess of things.