Hey everyone, Im planning on building a new pc (1st time!). I'm a bit green when it comes to this so any help is appreciated.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week if possible
Budget Range: around 1000$... I have a bit of leeway so im willing to go over.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet then movies
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, headphones, have a wifi network/router set up at home
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country: United States
Parts Preferences: Im pretty open here since im not sure of the differences between brands
Overclocking: Most likely no.
SLI or Crossfire: maybe, im guessing that I wont need a dual vidcard setup with a 1000$ system?
Monitor Resolution: 1024x768
Additional Comments: just looking for a solid all around build for a gaming centric computer thats forgiving when it comes to putting it together. Since it's my first attempt at building a comp is there anything that I should lean towards when getting components (brand type, specific hardware, tools) to make this smoother?
You are correct that you won't need dual video cards, but this is because your resolution is relatively low.
I can't say that I think that brand makes much of a difference when it comes to ease of assembly.
Case choice is pretty important to ease of assembly though. TBH I haven't put that much thought into this yet. That is because it's late here ATM and I'm tired. However Corsair always seem to be praised for their ease of assembly. Lian Li cases generally have the motherboard stand-offs pre-installed, so they're another brand I'd look at for easy cases.
I'm not saying that it's not easy to build in the Antec Three Hundred Two though. See what this review says about it: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5462/antec-three-hundred-...