i understand tht new better hardware will b released by the time i get this computer but to be honest anything i would buy today would most likely b overkill anyways so the next couple of months to me really just mean price reductions on the parts tht i want today
i mainly play cs1.6, cs:s, and warcraft3/dota, WoW - lookin to play BF2 and quake4
all i really understand about computers is clicking icons and playin games =D so im at a total loss rt now
this is going to be built from scratch with a ballpark of $1500 spent
and this is scratch so any references to towers, fans(and the amount and placement of them), mobos, gfxcards, HDs, processors, RAM - pretty much everything
i dont need TOP of the line stuff - maybe a step down to save some money but i do want a good computer tht can run the later games smoothly
Tower - no clue, any reviews of knowledge of a good value/reliable tower would b appreciated - a window with a light would b nice =]
Motherboard - again, no clue
Processor - being a novice at this i have the typical Pentium preference but of course im willing to go AMD - just need some1 to point some fingers
Harddrive - i believe western digital is a decent brand right? something in the area of 200gb would b nice, some help on if 8mb cache is all i need? rpm.. ata.. i dont understand wut these refer to exactly and some help picking out a good harddrive would b nice =D
RAM - im thinkin corsair because from wut ive read they are very reliable and not too expensive - 2gb would b nice but again im not sure if i need it or not -- CMX1024-3200C2PT Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series Low Latency 184 Pin 1024MB DDR PC-3200 - $122 -- is tht RAM good for tht price?
GFX - im willing to spend a bit on the gfx card so im considerin the gforce 7800 GT pci express (i favor nvidia cuz im a noob at this =])
fans - how many fans will i need? where to place them? wut brand etc? around how much do they cost?
powersupply - 450W good enuff? etc...
sound card - not too concerned with this as my headset has a soundcard in it but a nice one would b great
good dvdburner/dvd drive
maybe a good set of speakers
do i need an ethernet card of some sort?
im not sure if i left anything out - i am a noob at this afterall =D
if anyone knows a good barebones with a proc/mobo/powersupply/fans maybe thts b great but im willing to peice it together
basically i just need help designin a complete computer tht is totally compatiable with itself and LANn
so if anyone out there enjoys plannin/designin comps id love u =D and if u happen to enjoy doing tht then leaving a relative pricetotal would b lovely =D
any help at all would b appreciated - even pointn out a certain brand for a certain peice or droppin a link or tell me how much certain parts generally cost , ur favorite in wut area etc - anything helps me a lot
im also seeing this as a learnin experience as to wut brands are good etc learnin the benefit of certain technologies - agp etc
Edited by pbM, 07 January 2006 - 09:43 PM.