I'm trying to build a custom pc and I don't know much about hardware compatability or reliability. I'm shooting for a small yet powerfull computer am am hoping someone could advise me on what componants to use. Here's what I currently looking at:
Case: Thermal Take Lanbox (VF1000BWS)
Motherboard: Haven't decided yet. Lookin for one that has bluetooth and/or wifi.
Prosessor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar GP WD10EACS 1TB 5400 to 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive X 2
Optical Drives: Can't decide. No matter what I look at someone shoots it down by pointing out some flaw that makes it suck. I just want a dessant read/write speed and at least DVD-RW.
Ram: At least 2 GB
Power Supply: Don't care as long as it gets the job done. Do these things have surge protection?
Misc: Thermaltake 7'' Motorized LCD Touch Screen
Maybe a TV tuner/recorder.
Video Card(s): One that allow the machine to run high-resource demanding games, like Crysis decently. Just on that won't be obsolete within the next 2 years.
OS: Vitsa Ultimate, maybe dual boot with Linux
Fans: As long as it's efficient.
SideNotes: Remember I know practicly nothing about compatability. I just want a good compact gaming rig that won't be obsolete 2 years after I assemble it. I'm also planning on using it to convert videos and dvds. Also I really want to use that touch screen. Sorry if I sound too demanding, but I don't want to splurge on $1500 worth of hardware and software if none of it is compatable. I just want the rig to be small yet powerfull.