Hey guys, I've been a viewer of the site, but a member as of 12 seconds ago.
In around a month I will be ordering parts to build my very first gaming computer, I want to show you guys my choices, and I would be very happy with any tips or suggestions, but my main fear is that I may have selected something that is incompatible with another piece of hardware.
Also as for cases, a part of me wants a full tower case, but I don't want to break the bank, but above all else I want it to say cool and have plenty of ventilation.
With everything ( including fans and Windows 8 OEM ) in total it is costing me $613, but I will have 95 dollars in Mail in Rebates, lowering that to 518
So I am fairly happy if the parts I selected work together, my largest fears are that the video card won't fit in the case, or that my power supply or motherboard doesn't have any or enough 4-pin connectors for the fans. I hope I'm not leaving anything out.
One last question, is I am fairly confused about Modular or Non Modular PSU, I have also heard Single rail and Multi rail, but I very little knowledge as to what each is, other than that modular lets you pick and choose which cables are in you're pc at one time.
Thank you for any help.
Ps. For anyone wondering why I've chosen to buy most my parts of Tiger Direct is because they aren't charging tax to California, which bumped $70 off my similar build on Newegg.
Having just read the post about how to ask for upgrade information or new build advice. ( Which I should have read first. ) I would like to mention that I will be using this pc for gaming, but nothing to crazy, such as fast paced first person shooter. The games I own now are Guild Wars 2, Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, and Minecraft.
All of which I can not currently run on my laptop, except for minecraft. And have been playing on a friends computer.
I figured it was helpful to add this information, and I would like to be as helpful to the community as much as I would like to be helped.