Newbie here and going to build my own PC very soon. Since I'm a complete novice and with very little clue about making one, I would appreciate all the help I can get.. Anyways these are the components I have decided to use
I have a budget of around 700-800$ and although an OS isn't required, I would like a wireless internet connection (optional though)
Primary focus will be on gaming and a few engineering programs, but gaming first and foremost. I own a PS3 and would like this computer to top it in terms of graphics
Case and Power Supply Combo - Cooler Master HAF 912 + Cooler Master 650 Watt power supply
The one issue above is that the RAM is clocked at 1866 where as the motherboard says it can read RAM upto 1333Mhz only. Since this is a combo and saves me ton of money, I would like to go ahead with this but would the motherboard recognize the RAM? or would i have to buy a completely new RAM that clocks at 1333Mhz?
The above two are cheaper options and if they don't affect the gaming graphics much then I wouldn't mind buying either of them
Also the games that I will play are
Spec Ops - The Line
The Last Remnant
Batman: Arkham Ayslum
Darkness 2 and a few others
I don't really need to max out my settings or play in Ultra. Medium to High are sufficient enough.
The rest of the build has a
TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless Adapter High Gain IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data - $20 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Now if i would connect this to the computer via USB and install the CD, would it work?? OR should I buy a PCI card and install it directly into the Motherboard?
Case Fans - COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack - $14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Again, optional. I heard the HAF 912 case already has 2, 120mm fans, so do I need to add more considering I probably wont overclock and don't think my intel CPU can be overclocked well. Again, as its part of the combo and saves me ton of money and don't wanna play in Ultra settings, I assume extra fans wouldn't be needed?
please avoid coolermaster power supplies; they are less than desirable. look for a seasonic, corsair, XFX. a quality 500-500 watt will have no problem running your rig with a single graphics card and still be around $110 with that case.
you might be able to OC the ram to 1866, if not it will run just fine at 1600; so no worries getting that in the combo deal. i would like to suggest you see if you can't fit a HD7850 in your budget, about $50 more than the 6950. it will have lower power consumption and better performance for gaming in the very near future. though your choices are nothing to sneeze at and will give you adequate performance for your needs.