So I'm interested in putting together my first PC, and I am mostly interested in gaming. I put together all of the parts on Newegg, but, since it's the first computer I've ever built, I wanted to double check that I wasn't missing anything and that all of the parts would be compatible, etc., etc.
All in all, it comes in at about $1100...I'd also need to get a copy of windows, but that's fine.
Anyway, so any recommendations/objections/ideas? I haven't checked amazon for possible better prices on the components, but I mainly just wanted to compile them all together first. (before I went penny-pinch shopping)
A 10krpm drive is likely overkill for your uses, you probably do not need a huge quantity of high speed storage, 7200rpm is still fairly fast and you would do better having an SSD for your OS and commonly used programs, the SSD will whip even a velociraptor. Also, put your build together on pcpartpicker.com, it will let you know where the best available prices are and you can present it in a format much friendlier for these forums (using the display as text button in the top right at pcpartpicker). If you do not buy an SSD right away, save your money and buy a 7200 rpm drive, and buy an SSD later when you have the funds.
Velociraptor is overkill
Get an ssd and a high capacity 7200 drive.
Yeah I agree with this - there's no point in purchasing a Velociraptor HD, you trade space for a very little speed increase. I'd also get rid of the extra case fan and the expensive peripherals. You can always get those later.
I was going to get a high capacity 7200 drive whenever I came to need the space, but not initially...Are you sure the Velociraptor is overkill?
I was always under the impression that ssd's were faster than hard drives, but whatever...thanks for the input, I will put it into consideration!!!
The velociraptor is a niche part, for people who need the speed AND the space,like designers. If you just need speed,an ssd will do. If you just need space,a 3TB drive is cheaper. So most people get enough ssd storage for installing programs(128gb/256gb) and OS,and then a 2TB or so. Better value.