Hey guys, I'm looking to build my own computer, and to be honest i haven't got a clue what hardware I need...
I have tried searching up, but I have came across people saying, you need the right parts to go with each other to get the most out of your system so your money hasn't went to waste.
Well it will be a wee while before I can get the money to buy the parts I need, maybe next February, I guess :L
My budget, well it can be whatever it wants to be, but with the girlfriend etc it does have to be reasonable, maybe 500-600?
I have a monitor and am getting a second one soon.
I have a case, but I hate it, looks terrible. so you can offer a case if you want, but it doesn't get included into the overall budget :]
Usage wise, well, may sounds stupid that I'm looking to do this and not have a clue about computer hardware, I'm learning so give me time ill be learning about overclocking etc aswell :] but yea, back on topic, usage, well I'm looking to start making games, Mainly in Unity 3D or Maya. I tried it ages ago, but the computer I have atm went insanely slow..
I will also be playing games on this comp, Games like bf3, bo2 and the new far cry 3 :]
The specs that i can find atm which my computer has are :
Microsoft XP Home Edition SP2 - Don't worry I'm going to be buying a new OP
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU
E5200 @ 2.50GHz
2.50GHz, 3.00 GB of RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
I have had this computer for maybe around 4-5 years :L as you can probably tell
So guys and if there are any, gals, help me out please? :]
You can also get your self amd hd 7850 $220 - $270?
If it is looks you want with your case get an antec case www.antec.com
The processor I suggested is the best in that price range.
You can slash off the ssd for now. But when the games start to lag (future games, the game you mentioned would run just fine) get an ssd.
As for brands of gpu and ssd, almost all are good but if you want any specific brand for for sapphire in graphics card. Crucial or ocz. (I don't know about the brands myself but according to anandtech they are the best) I've been using a Kingston and havenot faced any problems yet.
You can also go for a nVidia graphics card but they cost more than any equivalent amd card. NVidia cards require less power to run.
As with the motherboard I prefer gigabyte. You can go for others too like ASUS or ASRock, but I had a great run with a gigabyte motherboard.
I was hoping someone else more familiar with your system usage would chime in, but I guess not. The build below is nothing flashy, but should get the job done. It does require that you salvage the hard drive and optical drive from your current system (this assumes they are both SATA drives).