I'm looking to build a computer between $700-900 or so dollars (for hardware...I'll be looking for a....slightly questionable version of Windows 7)
I'd like the computer to play video games well, with great graphics, etc...hold no bars! I hope I can do it.
6 years ago, I spent $1450 on my computer, and I loved it. But I can't spend that much this time around
What I'm worried about is bottlenecking my PC. I believe my setup last time around was a little be screwy and I kinda bottle necked myself. Furthermore; I'm wondering...it is cheaper to build my own PC right? I was looking at some gaming computers and it seemed a little cheaper...plus it never gives full details (Ie motherboard speed, etc...)
So here's what I'm looking at for now. Please let me know any suggestions, any ideas, comments, or anything
Do you think I will be bottlenecking myself with something in here? It's been a LONG time since I built a computer so... help me out! What should I not -cheap out- on? What should I "not worry too much about" ?
Here's my plan so far! (I'm making a lot of my decisions based on benchmark charts...that a bad idea? )
I find there is always a Curve to computer performances/prices. The difference between a $20 CPU and a $60 is huge. but 60-100 is less huge, an 300-360 is even less of a jump. I'm trying to be efficient on price, yet still performing well enough for a great, pretty gaming PC.
I have also spent HOURS finding combo deals and making this work as well as possible..so changing it will be a [bleep], but I want to hear all your suggestions!
Here's all my links to everything I'm getting!
Motherboard/Case Combo - ASUS M4A89TD Motherboard / case = http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.487152
Ram/Video card - OCZ 6 gb, and XfX HD5850 = http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.493539
CPU/PSU = Corsair power supply (750W) and Athlon Phenom II X4 http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.492971
Monitor - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824236043
Harddrive - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152181
CD/DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135204
And I'll be using windows 7 as I said.
What do you All think about this system?
Personally, my only questions are
1. Am I bottlenecking myself somewhere?
2. I really wanted an X6 1055 or 1090 but Im settling for the X4 965. Good idea? Bad?
3. I'm not skimping on things like the power supply or motherboard...I'm trying to go Crossfire someday if I have the extra money/feel the need to.
I originally was under the impression I could do this for $700-900; but I have this problem with wanting the best stuff....If I do make any budget cuts; where would you guys suggest? What would you do, in your experiences? Will this rig run the best games all pretty and such?
I will be getting some more money next week so; I'm thinking I will purchase it in about 7-9 days.
Really looking forward to all your opinions!