Hey everyone. I'm trying to build a computer for the first time and would like some input.
Here's my list: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=18680425
This is built mainly for gaming, but I hope it can do all the other normal stuff too/
My questions are...
-Is everything here compatible?
-Do I need additional equipment like a fan?
-I noticed some parts won't be restocked for a while so can you recommend me some replacements?
Please let me know your opinions, answers, and additional comments. Thank you for your time.
The CPU and the motherboard aren't compatible, and the only company that ships usable PSUs with cases is Antec. Go read the buying guides on Anandtech and try again.
Alright I've revised my list. Is there anything else wrong or do you guys have anymore recommendations?
As far as a top level critique, I would think about getting a Core i3-2120 i3-2105 in lieu of a slow CPU + video card and buy a real video card later. Maybe even think about getting an HP, because there's not going to be much difference in terms of cost or quality.
That case takes full size ATX power supplies, so you could go with something cheaper like a Corsair 430CX. The one you have now comes with an adapter bracket, so it would be fine too.
SSDs need to have like 15% free space to keep from burning out or running really slow. 30GB - 20GB for a Windows 7 install = 5.5GB for everything else. OCZ garners a lot of venom from their customers too. Read some of the reviews on that drive. I would pay the outside $30 for a 64GB Crucial M4 at the very least or stay with regular 7200 RPM hard drives.
One thing with that case is it has fitment issues with full width
microATX boards (like the one in your wishlist) and 3.5" hard drives
when using 4 memory sticks. I would think about a Fractal Core 1000
I've adjusted to most of your suggestions. Thank you for your help.
There is one thing that I'm worried about. I would like to somehow keep this under $500 while still keeping it a strong gaming machine. Should I switch out the motherboard in light of something cheaper that only holds 2x240? Thanks.
fatboyHD:i gotta agree wit TheSlakey on u maybe looking into an HP/Dell,, u don't have any HDD yet or a copy of Windozzzzz,,, ur SSD ain't gonna hold wat u need, u will need a 7200rpm HDD to go along with it, or ditch the SSD, u can always add one later,,, JMHO
I can get Windows 7 for ~$10 at my uni because I'm in the school of business. What HDD do you recommend or what to replace the SSD with?
Ehhh, if you're super strapped for cash I guess 2x240 would work. Not like any of this stuff is made to last forever anyway. Intel actually has a OK looking H61 board for $70.
You could go back to the Rosewill case with that and save another $15 too.
If you're keeping the video card, you can change the CPU to the i3-2100 and save another $10. It's the same chip, but with slower integrated video, which isn't getting used anyway.
I'd probably grab a Spinpoint F3 for the hard drive. Really good performance as such things go, and reasonably reliable.
So if I do purchase a 7200 rpm HDD, I wouldn't have to buy a SSD?
If I do that, could you guys recommend me some (more) HDD options and better graphics card options? Thanks.
mylittlepwny123:well with a hdd (which is very necessary in any p.c. build, it stores all the files including os) it's not gonna have the speed of a ssd, mainly I think a ssd is for putting your os on (faster boot times) and maybe some games that you want to run a little bit faster. For a graphics card look into this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500193 its a nvidia gtx 550ti, you can get any 550 ti you want as they will perform very well with the price
Can I run both a HDD and SSD, or do I have to choose one?