I am going to be building my first computer and would like to build a fairly nice gaming rig. I already have a mouse, keyboard, speakers and monitor, but the rest I am kind of at a loss at the moment. I would like something that has some serious speed to it. I will not be playing way intensive games like crysis, but enjoy playing MMOFPS such as Combat Arms, Call Of Duty etc. I have some ideas but would like some input. I am looking at the options below and would like to stay around $500 (like I said, I already have the items mentioned above as well as the OS). Also, if a motherboard comes with an integrated video card, can you still add a dedicated one?
$70 PSI Zodiac Case - Black w/400 watt power supply and one additional fan- http://www.xoxide.co...case-black.html
Cant decide which would be the most beneficial for the CPU, the extra core or the L3 cache?
$100- AMD Phenom II X3 710 2.6GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor or AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor
$80- MSI 770-C45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130228
$120- G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231223
$45-SPARKLE SFPX95GT1024U2H GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814187034
$13- ENCORE ENLWI-G(2) IEEE 802.11b/g TPCI Standard Universal Add-in card Compliant with PCI 2.0 Wireless Adapter Up to 54Mbps (that way I can move it out to hook up to my TV:)) http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833180030
$48- Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136098
Any suggestions would be fantastic! This seems like it would be a decent rig to play games on, but I am new to the building world. Thanks a bunch!
Edited by jdawg183, 27 October 2009 - 03:29 AM.