At 1/29/09 06:20 PM, Deadly-Shadow wrote:
So I've been thinking about building a new computer for awhile now. I've been in need for a new computer for a long time, especially when I consider that my current computer is almost eight years old. I've been looking at many different barebones kits and I think I came across a good one.
Time to help someone. Oh goodie!
It is better to just select the parts instead of getting a barebone kit, also those parts suck.
Motherboard: I'd get this. Gigabyte is an excellent brand, and that mobo is ace. Not to mention cheaper.
CPU: No. Seriously that CPU is not the way to go. Not because it's not a high end Intel quad, but because you can get a better CPU for a lower price. The AMD Athlon 7750 BE KUMA CORE. It is only 2.7 Ghz, but it is faster clock for clock (when they are at same speeds), and it's black edition, meaning it overclocks nicely. It can do 3.2 - 3.4 Ghz easily if you have a CPU cooler.
GPU: That card is pretty shite. Although it depends on your budget. Personally I'd get a 9800GTX+. Or you can add a bit more and get an ATi 4870 HD. Awesome bang for the buck.
Memory: I'd just get some 4GB RAM. I'd get Patriot RAM like
this. It's 1066 Mhz which is nice. Also 25 dollar rebate. You can also get G skill cause it's cheaper, but I'd still get Patriot cause it's awesome as phuq.
HDD: I guess it's okay, but honestly I'd get Western Digital. I have Seagate and it's sorta fucking up on me.
Case: This depends. You can get a standard case but you might have temperature problems with it. I have one of them and I have to keep my side panel off so it's not hot. I'd get an Antec 900. You will also need to get some case fans for it, but they are not expensive.
PSU: I recommend a trusted brand that won't shit on you. You don't need 600 W for that setup by the way, but if you will get a better GPU like I said, you might need 650 W even if you choose the 4870.
I won't suggest you anything yet because I don't know how much W you will need.
CPU fan: You definitely need a CPU fan. Stock will not keep it cool enough and you will have trouble with OCing. You should get the CPU fan I have. It's cheap as FUCK and does the job very nice. 25 dollars. Bam. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp x?Item=N82E16835185125&Tpk=arctic%20cool er%20freezer%20pro%2064
Sorry if I missed anything and don't hesitate to ask for more help.