At 11/11/09 08:13 PM, awesomewhitegold wrote:
hey everyone, im looking to build my own desktop, but im new to all of this hardcore pc gaming stuff. so here goes.
i want to be able to run borderlands, left 4 dead 1 and 2, counter strike source, and pretty much any other valve game at full settings. i would also like a moderately good hard drive, ram and processing good enough to run music production software like fl studio. and also flash cs4. i would also like a pretty flashy case to put it all in, cuz i like to show off. i have a 1800 dollar budget. i would also like to be able to add on anything new that comes out later, like better graphics cards. i also like mapping and stuff like that for left 4 dead and counter strike. so if anyone could help me out with this, that would be much appreciated. kthnxbai!
yo sup. Here is a very good build, if it's too expensive for you I can go cheaper.
CPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16819103674
a good cpu. I picked quad as you aren't only gonna be gaming and it will last you long
mobo : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16813128377
kinda pricey but you need dual x16
GPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16814102856&cm_re=5870-_-14-
This is the most powerful ATI card out at the moment. It supports DX11 and you can always buy another one later on for crossfire.
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16820220371
decent ram and cheap, you don't really need any faster ram cause you won't notice the difference
PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16817139012&cm_re=corsair-_-
HDD: get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16822136284
or if you wanna RAID get 2 of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16822136319
RAID means you will have much faster access times but you will have to occasionally backup your data as one HDD might file and ur files are gone
CD optical: get anything that has a sata connector
case: this really depends here
if you really want a shiny case I would suggest modding one. If you can't mod one yourself you could ask someone else to do it for you. I know some people that would be able to do it.
otherwise just browse cases and find something you like. Make sure it isn't too small and has decent air flow. You can get LED fans or cold cathodes to light it up
cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16835185093&Tpk=mugen%202
yes you need one
sorry if i missed anything