I am making my first build (Gaming + programming games + modding games), with a $1,200 budget that I hope not to hit. Sadly, I've hit it already. I've gone over. And I've done way too much research on the parts. I am overclocking, and curious if I should switch to water cooling. And I didn't do much research on the ram... And I'm wondering if there are any bad parts that I've decided on. Also getting everything from newegg.
Monitor: Acer G215 21.5" Widescreen LCD Monitor - $120
Not absolutely required unless DVI can't convert to D-Sub/VGA (old samsung monitor in my basement.. maybe I should upgrade anyway)
This monitor is weird. Acer states the monitor has a 600:1 contrast ratio, and newegg states it has ACM 20,000:1 contrast ratio. What is the difference? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
+ $82 for fans
I plan on gaming with this computer, and overclocking.. I hope I can game on max or almost max, like 4 out of 5 or something on settings.
After all of these parts I think I may have picked a bad part or two... and I would also like some budgeting advice, parts I could switch out for cheaper, etc. Under $1,000 would be great, but $1,200 is fine, and also my max.
Intel is also a must, cause then I won't have to upgrade again in a few years, or, if we're lucky, before quantum computing is released to the last 99.999% of the population.
I'd also prefer to keep the cpu and case... I'm fine with changing other stuff...
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