ok so i plan on building a computer. i did some research and these are the par i found.
Are all these compatible? am i missing anything? will they make a good computer that will run new games at high settings? do you know of a place were i can get all these things cheaper? thanks for your help.
P.S. i already have a mouse and keyboard
asked Nov 26 '11 at 22:43
To your "where can I get things cheaper" question: NEWEGG!
I'm price-comparing, tweaking, and adding things you forgot. Here is your list:
CPU: Looks good, Tiger Direct is $20 less expensive: http://bit.ly/kDGUii
MotherBoard: Looks good also, but don't overclock. $10 less at Newegg: http://bit.ly/tECrIk
Hard Drive: It says "not available online" and is really outdated and incompatible anyways. For the best speed and most storage, get this SSD (ssd= solid state drive. no moving parts. crazy fast) http://bit.ly/dBw9gc to install the OS (which you forgot, more later) on (they are more expensive so therefore smaller) and this http://bit.ly/tYOEXA hard drive for your files and everything that won't fit on the SSD.
Ram: These ones are $5 cheaper and better: http://bit.ly/e3Qf4N
DVD Drive: Great! http://bit.ly/scVJsr
Power Supply: Good as well: http://bit.ly/sldBLl
Monitor: You already know I think it is great: http://bit.ly/idfazT
Case: Compatible as well. Same price at both stores, newegg has free shipping: http://bit.ly/hLkRhk
Now, things you forgot.
Operating System: You could put Linux on it for free if you wanted to, but most games are only for windows. Home Premium has all the features you need. http://bit.ly/qOqcE2
Anti-static Wrist Strap: You probably don't want to shock and destroy your new computer. http://bit.ly/1aAknb
Thermal Compound: apply it to the bottom of the cpu fan before installing it.
Finally: There is a good guide on how to build it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls&feature=relmfu. After 5 or so minutes of watching (I don't have more time) I can assure you he knows what he is doing.
It will play new games great for the most part. The only problem is (again) graphics. Even though it uses the better kind of integrated, you still may want to buy this to get the best possible. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121426
Looks good. Does the Motherboard use Non-ECC, Unbuffered RAM? Make sure.
answered Nov 26 '11 at 23:22
The Hard Drive you selected is kinda out dated...A Sata one would be faster. Also if you plan on gaming you're going to want a Graphics card rather than integrated graphics in which case you'll want a P67 or a z68 motherboard.
answered Nov 26 '11 at 23:38
The hard drive is incompatible as the Motherboard you have selected no longer supports IDE. Also, whilst on the topic of the motherboard, I suggest you spend a little more and go for an H67 chipset or, if you want to game, a P67 and I dedicated Graphics card.
answered Feb 16 '12 at 04:42
Hard drive: Get a new one: Sata-II / Sata-III.
Power supply: Might work, but i would definitely go for 700+.
Video card: You don't have one, get a 560 Ti. If it's too expensive, downgrade your CPU to an i5-2500k or just get a 550ti minimum.If you want this to run games at high settings, your graphics card is 80%, so it would be really idiotic to safe money on the graphics card.
Case & Mobo: I see you've chosen Micro-ATX. Now, you're system will work fine in Micro-ATX, but i recommend choosing ATX, as it will give you support for things like SLI in the future. Also it will be much easier to overclock in an ATX case, as it has better airflow.
Everything else looks good as far as i can see.
answered Feb 15 '12 at 20:42
as far as OS even if you want you computer for game Linux will be fine most all software and games today come ready with play on linux and will usually install and run right from the box on your linux box as well as windows or apple ..
for older games there is wine
answered May 28 '12 at 12:56
Your assembled computer comes out to be too pricey. The approx price turns out to be $983. I suggest that you try purchasing a desktop from one brand and then making some mods on other items like Video Card and SSD. Best suggestion- keep SSD based drive for OS and another HDD for memory space. It works best as it gives you excellent speed and memory space.
answered May 28 '12 at 02:32