Hey guys I am a real noob when it comes to building a desktop, so please bear with me. I have been looking around at some prebuilt desktops and they all seem to be lacking in computer graphics and performance. Mainly, I am going to be using this computer to play games like Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 and would like to run these games on ultra graphic setting without any fps lag. Also the ability to easily multi-task would be an added bonus as well because I am a student and I will have some online classes to take care of in the near future. I really don't know what parts i should be looking for and I would really appreciate it if someone could find me a solid build. Thanks guys!
Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks
Budget Range: $700-1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: heavy gaming, internet surfing, video editing, movies
Are you buying a monitor: N/A
Parts to Upgrade: New Build
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, preferably Windows 7 64-bit
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigerdirect, newegg, any others that are trustworthy
Location: City, State/Region, Country - Columbia, MO USA
Parts Preferences: I've heard that AMD is a good brand, other than that i don't know
Overclocking: What is overclocking?
SLI or Crossfire: ?
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: A cool case would be great as well, maybe LEDs if they are not too expensive
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my current desktop is running on it's last leg...its a 2003 compaq, that should be self-explanatory
Also is it really worth it in the end to build your own pc, then to buy a prebuilt one?
For the Intel Vs. AMD, Intel is more powerful when gaming, HD / 3D video editing or running a program like Photoshop; AMD is more powerful when multi tasking eg. Browsing + Listening to the music + Skype + Copying things + Burning CD / DVD etc. all in once together.
you will have to install the OS, important apps, and some games on the SSD. the rest goes on the hard drive
i could spend less on the case by going with a antec 302 case but then you will have to bolt the SSD on the bottom of the case. by using a antec 302 case, you can save 50 bucks. the antec 302 case is 49.98 at us.ncix.com. pick whatever case you like