I've been wanting to build a new PC for a while now(1+ year), and my dad has offered to pay for it, seeing as I'm starting college this summer. I will be double majoring in computer programing and computer science.
I want to build a PC that will handle all of the programming that I'll be doing, but one that will also please my apetite for gaming. I mainly play MMORPG's, such as WoW and the likes. I also dabble in HL2 and other new 1st person shooters.
I have been searching for the best bang for the buck that I can find, seeing as I don't want to have my dad spend a fortune on a PC for me (He's already done enough). I want to keep it under 1k($US). This is what I've come up with:
(I already have a nice monitor, keyboard and mouse(Diamondback
(NOTE: I plan to overclock my system to it's "almost" full potential)
CPU: A64 3500 939socket
Motherboard: I wanted to know if there are any mobo's that have the N4 chipset that support agp.
Graphics Card: 6800GT 256MB AGP (Not sure which brand to get)
Hard Drive: WD 250GB 7200RPM IDE ULTRA ATA100
CD:I already have a cd drive and a cd burner
DVD: I want to buy a burner, but I don't quite understand what the difference between dual and double formatting is. I will also probably get a regular DVD drive.
RAM: Another toughie, seeing as there are so many good brands out there, I thought that you guys could help.
Sound Card: If I can get a mobo that has the N4 chipset, and also supports agp, then I'll be happy with onboard audio. If not, then I think I'll get the CL Gamer card.
Case: Again, I don't know. I want a more professional look opposed to the crazy cold cathode lighted, port holed type of case. There are just so many brands I don't know which ones are the cheapos and visa-versa.
PSU: I don't know what a suitable wattage would be, or which is a good reliable brand.
Cooling: No clue whatsoever, don't even know where to begin.
I want to build a computer that will be able to play the latest MMORPG WoW, and also handle some intense computer programming sessions. Overclocking is on the itenterary. Keep in mind, I dont want to spend over 1k($US)
(I already have monitor and peripheals)