I recently decided to build my own computer, for a number of reasons. I've been compiling this list of parts throughout the last few weeks, and would now like to put it before you all for your feedback. I don't claim to know anything about building computers, as this my first attempt to do so. Below is what I want the computer to be capable of, and what I expect of it:
- Price at or around $1000
- Small amounts of photo/video editing
- Gaming on a 1920x1080 Monitor
- Able to handle lots of applications being open at once
- Able to connect to my AirPort from Apple
These are some of my concerns with my current parts list, and some questions that I have:
- Are any of my current parts creating a bottleneck on my system?
- Are there any parts that are incompatible?
- Are any of my parts unnecessarily expensive?
- Is my current wireless card going to work? (I am completely lost when it comes to this)
Without further ado, here is my list:
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Graphics Card: EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
DVD/CD Drive: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS-324-98
Wireless Card: Rosewill RNX-G300EX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, 802.1x, WPA, WPA2, AES, TKIP with 100cm cable external 2 dBi Antenna
OS: Windows 7 Home 64-bit OEM
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
Any and all help is appreciated!