I am trying to build a new gaming PC (almost from scratch - going to use only the HDD and the ODD from my old computer - the specs of my old computer http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?e=212614 ) , but i'm kinda new to this and i would need some help with it.
Approximate Purchase Date:ASAP
Budget Range: 500$-700$
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet, music, movies
OS - Currently having Windows Vista OEMAct 32b - going to look for Windows 7 Ultimate 64b - if I'll buy a new motherboard will I need a new license?
Parts Preferences: ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, Corsair
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: Dell UltraSharp 1702FP - LCD display - TFT - 17" - 1280 x 1024 / 75 Hz - 250 cd/m2 - 500:1 - 0.264 mm - DVI-D, VGA - I'll buy another one but not too soon
Additional Comments: Decided to build a PC because my old one is broken - something happened with my mobo or CPU and it wasn't too good either.
I would need some help with choosing a motherboard and what do i have to look at when i'm buying it - preffered mobo manufacturers ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI
Going to buy some more RAM - because I have a 32b OS i'm not sure if I should buy following:
Corsair ValueSelect 4 GB DDR3 PC3-10666 1333MHz (CMV4GX3M2A1333C9) (2x2GB) - http://www.webhallen.com/se-sv/hardvara/127262-corsair_...
or if I should buy 1x4gb now and buy another one after i get an 64b OS
For the HD if you need it for storage get the 2TB, if you need it for OS and game get the black 1TB.
For the MB because you are only want ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI. (it is hard for me look for it in that website, I can't read that sorry)
It is my first choice : Take the MSI Z77A-GD65 if you can find it. Then Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H, the next is Asus P8Z77-V Pro.
You need the CPU cooler too, because the CPU run hot if you OC. One agaian if you only perfer ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, Corsair that get the CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler otherwise get one of them for exampe in the link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
But my choice is COOLER MASTER Hyper 212.
I'm not going to change the GPU because I already bought one and the differences between them are not so important because I don't play games at highest res (and I don't like too much the Radeon GPU's) so I'll stick with my overclocked 550ti.
About the mb the MSI and ASUS cost a bit too much so I'll get the Gigabyte one. Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - ATX / Intel Z77 / 2xPCI-E / VGA / SATA 3.0 / USB 3.0 / HDMI This is the one you mean, right?
The CPU cooler I'll choose between this 3:
Cooler Master CPU Kylare Hyper 212 Evo - Socket 775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / AM3+ / FM1
Cooler Master CPU Kylare GeminII - Socket 775 / 1156 / 1155 / 1366 / AM3
Cooler Master Hyper 412S Cpu Cooler Which one you think would be a better quality/price deal?
And the PSU I know it's overkill but maybe in time I'll change some of the parts. You can never be too sure
In addition I would like to say that I'm trying to get a rig as good as i can with the budget I mentioned, so changing parts I already have is out of the question.