Alright this will be my first build, I'm a gamer, that's pretty much all I do on my computer besides browse the internet. I don't think anything in my current computer is useable. Hard drive is 80g IDE and video card is an AGP, 300w power supply, cd rom is IDE, and the case is junk.
I don't have a few grand to throw at a new computer and Ive been looking around for quite some time. I'm not set in stone on any parts and my budget is $600-$800.
I have never over clocked tho I am interested in messing around with it some, however its not necessary for build. I also have no interest in raid. A new monitor would be nice if I can squeeze it in(13" lcd at the moment) .
Case: Looks like it has great reviews and great cooling.
Newegg.com - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
CPU: From what Ive been reading it over clocks easily close to 4.0
Newegg.com - 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: Been looking at the 800 series. Not really sure if I need sata 6, usb 3, tho 2 pci 2.0 would be nice to have the option to cross fire in the future tho not a must have.
Ram: Not really sure ive looked at alot of ram and think i would like to go with 2-2gig sticks of some sort of G-Skill.
PSU: No idea really figured I would only need like a 600w but they're so many out there and from buying guides it seems majority are junk or more than you need.
Video Card: I hear xfx is a great brand and have great warranty's so Id prefer to stick with them
Newegg.com - XFX HD-679X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6790 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Disk Drive: anything that can install programs basically ive seen a bunch for $20 that all seem to do all I need it to do.
OS: Windows 7 64bit
Hard Drive: Ive never had access to more than 80g so it seems that I will survive with anything more than that. Depending on Mobo sata 6 or 3 heres what i got.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AALX 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
I'm always looking at the combo deals on the egg tho after an hour I get so lost and confused trying to figure out how to save the most money for what I want I end up going crazy.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated it. I look forward to playing a game that isn't running on the lowest possible settings!