Anyways,i just started working and finally got some money to build a computer.I was thinking of ordering a customizable pre-built one but I decided I really wanted to learn how to build it.I think I should be ok with the only problem I can actually see myself having is not knowing if the stuff I buy is compatible with each other.I want to make a computer that can handle games like Fury,Battlefield2142,Gears of War,etc.anything really except Crysis....Primarily for online gaming use.My budget is between about 1000-1500 and any website that lets you pay for parts overtime or a waiting period would allow be to expand that budget(Ie:60$ a month until its paid or no payments for 6 months type of thing)
Before I go,any big differences between Quad and Duo?As in is there a big spike in the performance?Also,im a newb/idiot when it comes to all the technical stuff so sorry if I come off as stupid :D
Heres what I guess im going for in terms of parts.
Motherboard--ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - OEM
Memory--OCZ Vista Upgrade 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2VU8004GK - Retail
Hard Drive--Seagate Barracuda ES ST3500630NS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Power Supply--COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-750-ACAA-A1 ATX12V / EPS12V 750W Power Supply
Graphics Card-EVGA 512-P2-N756-TR GeForce 8600GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
(Ive been reading on it and im pretty sure SLI is dual video cards?Meaning I would get 2 8600 Gt's correct?)
Case-Honestly I have no clue.Not looking to get a expensive one,just a standard one I guess thatll fit everything in and keep my system cool.
OS-I probaly intend on buying 64bit Vista,but if someone would explain why 64 bit Xp would probaly do me better,im all ears.Also if thats the case,which memory do I buy instead?
Fans/Heatsinks-Agaisn,i dont have a clue if i need one(which I probaly do) and which is a good one for the system im trying to build.Any tips here would be greatly appreciated.
Now this is the other stuff that im probaly gonna have to add.Again,point me in the right direction if I choose something wrong.
Optical Drive--ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model(ignore the color)
( ^^Not sure if I need another optical drive)
Well thats about it.I plan on getting my own screen,speakers,soundcard and flash reader.Everything above is about 1300(Ignoring the case,fans,flash ready,etc...)
But yeah any help on getting me on the right track or getting more bang for my buck would be greatly appreciated. !
Edited by Sliceman, 29 November 2007 - 05:23 AM.