Monitor Resolution: 22" Widescreen LCD Panel The Acer AL2216Wbd combines an ultra-large 22" LCD screen with a 16:10 (1680x1050) widescreen aspect ratio to provide a truly broad window for superior viewing comfort and total HDTV movie and game immersion. (I have acer monitor I bought in 2008.) Still works great!
Hi everyone, I am hoping to upgrade my computer soon so that I can play Modern Warfare 3 with my guild mates at www.907th.com. It has been well over a year since I have been able to join them. That is mainly due to not being able to afford a new build. I have put together a build on NewEgg that I would like some input on. I am trying to go as cheap as possible but with the options to upgrade a couple years down the road from now.
Your input is very much needed and appreciated.
I will list everything I am looking at in my reply to this message.
I have chosen a lower end video card for now with the idea of upgrading in a year or so. I figure this one will work good for the price. However, do you recommend any other options that are not too expensive.
EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
I currently have this hard drive. I thought about reusing it to save costs. However, it is probably better I buy a newer one and use the older one for media storage. I am not interested in SSD and I do not need a huge hard drive because this computer will be mostly a gaming rig.
You'll probably have to change the case because the one you have now doesn't seem to provide adequate ventilation. The elite 430 is going to be significantly better based on the ventilation holes and fan mounts available, but I don't own it so can't make any definite conclusions there
Where do most of you get your computer parts from? I live in the US and have been using NewEgg. I almost placed an order last night but I am waiting to see if any special deals or discounts pop up soon.
And I am not planning on over clocking. Does that change anything with my build in terms of finding cheaper parts. Only other thing I would like to do with this rig is to poss connect my hdmi cable to my tv downstairs when I want to stream my netflix to my tv rather than watch on my computer screen....
If you're not overclocking, drop the Z68 board and get a cheap H61/H67 board. The cheapest H61 mATX board is around $60. I would suggest you get an aftermarket cooler as well, something like the cm hyper 212+ or cm hyper TX3 is good enough for eventhough you're not overclocking since intel stock cooler is terrible. They're around $28 or lower
As I said before, get a radeon 6850 and an i5-2400. MW3 might not be the most demanding games(a 5770/6770 could max it at 1080p) but having a little bit of extra muscle in your gpu does give you a little more flexibility in more demanding games. 6850s are around $140 I think though you should check up on that