ive also been trying to learn as much as i can about all the parts im dealing with and not just doing what everyone else did.
im VERY inexperienced but would love to build my own... just dont exactly know how to approach it.
should i go the cyberpower route and get a descent, well put together(at least i hope), warranteed christmas in a box...or... do it all myself.
i am on a semi-serious budget and would like a gamer/media
heres an example of one of my cyberpowered builds....
# CD: LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Dual Layer Drive (BLACK COLOR)
# CASE: Apevia X-Dreamer 3 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window & Temperature Display [-17] (Black Color with Blue Ring & Blue LED Fan)
# CS_FAN: Default case fans
# CPU: AMD Phenom™II X3 710 Triple-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [-56]
# FREEBIE_CU1: 2GB MP3 Audio Player (for AMD DDR3 Systems)
# FREEBIE_CU2: ATI Agent Ruby™ Limited Edition Figure (Ruby Figurine for AMD DDR3 Systems)
# FAN: XtremeGear Ultra Twin Heatpipes Cool Copper Heatsink CPU Cooling Fan (Extreme Silent at 20dBA & Overclock Proof) [+8]
# FREEGAME_VC02: FREE! (BattleForge) Game
# FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
# FREEBIE_OS: FREE! (Halo 2) Game
# HDD: Single Hard Drive (1TB (1TBx1) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
# KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
# MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
# MOTHERBOARD: Asus M4A78T-E AM3 DDR3 790GX Chipset CrossFireX Technology SATA RAID MB w/Integrated ATi Graphic [+45]
# MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [+15] (Corsair Dominator [+39])
# NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
# OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
# POWERSUPPLY: 635 Watts Power Supplies [+32] (Sigma Shark SP-635W PSU - SLI Ready)
# SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
# USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
# VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 4850 PCI-E 16X 1GB Video Card [-51] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
# WNC: PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card
# AFTER SHIPPING, REBATE, AND PROMO - ($781)
i would really appreciate youre knowledge and opinion.
id rather be closer to $700 but dont want to sacrifice quality. if you think i can go better and cheaper on my own then im ready for the challenge... seriously im open for whatever. just keep in mind ive never done any of this before.
thanks for your time
Edited by breatheasy9er, 06 November 2009 - 12:36 PM.