First a little history. My name is Kevin and about 8 years ago I worked at Compaq building computers. Not hard stuff. Since then I have wanted to build my own but never really had te funds to do this right. Well now I have some side work and can write this off for taxes.
The computer will be used for CAD applications. One thing I have noticed is that Gaming computers tend to work very well with the packages use. I do alot of computer rendering from models as well as sketching. The only thing is that I have read through various forums is that Intel might be better for another program-photoshop. I do little video editing, just backup DVDs really.
Now lets be real, this computer will probably only see 60% work with 40% personal-Games, internet, and TV.
I plan using the SLI in the near future when more funds are available. I would like to learn how to OC and set up my own pc. I have yet to do any of this. I do not know how to set up BIOS or anything of the sort but have pretty good common sense and learn quick. I also read all instructions before hand. Now for one stupid question-Should I keep this course of action on building my own pc or go to Best Buy?
f I build my own PC here is what I have put together:
for the mobo:
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe nVidia Socket 939 Motherboard / PCI Express / Audio / Dual Gigabit LAN / Serial ATA / Dual RAID / USB 2.0 & Firewire
Motherboard- Asus A8N SLI Deluxe nVidia Socket 939
for the CPU:
CP1-A64-32009 :: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ / 512KB Cache / 2000 MHz FSB / Socket 939 / Processor with Fan
CPU- AMD Athlon 64 3200+
for the graphics card:
eVGA GeForce 6800 GT / 256MB DDR3 / PCI Express / SLI / Dual DVI / TV Out / Video Card
Graphics card- eVGA GeForce 6800 GT
for the HD:
Seagate / 200GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-100 / EIDE / OEM / Hard Drive
HD- 200GB Seagate 7200rpm
for the memory:
PQI Turbo 1024MB Dual Channel PC4200 DDR 533MHz Memory (2 x 512MB)
Ram- PQI Turbo 1024MB Dual Channel PC4200 DDR 533MHz Memory
for the CD/DVD drive:
Liteon / 16x8x16x DVD+RW / 16x4x16x DVD-RW / 4x DVD+RW / 48x24x48x CD-RW / Black OEM DVD Burner with Nero Software
for the Case and power:
Soyo Black/Silver ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB and Audio Ports and 400-Watt Power Supply
Case and power-400watt
First I don't know if these components are any good? will work together? have enough power? or could be found cheaper? I see alot of people say newegg.com so I need to check them out.
Let me know if My research has led me in the right direction or astray.