Allright, well this is another 'making my first computer thread'. In the past my dad has boughten everything and done all the technical stuff, but its time I ventured into this on my own.. I'm building a gaming rig, that will be able to play most of the stuff out there at reasonable graphics and such... I have had my current system for like 4 years now, and it simply just isn't really cutting it anymore.. My system now is:
Dell Intel P4 2.4GHZ+ motherboard that comes with it
1 Gig of DDR Pc2700 Ram
Fx 5200 AGP
So... I've been trying to contruct a system, and here is what I have so far.. I probably won't be able to buy this system for a month or so, so please tell me if there will be any significant price drops in that I should be aware of.
I also hardly know anything about motherboards, so any reccomendations would be helpful.
What am keeping:
Speakers, Mouse, Moniter, Sound Card, Hard Drive, Modem. Operating System
Proccessor, RAM, Video Card, Motherboard, Cpu/GPU or Heatsink/fan?,
Price Limit: $1000 CND
Video Card: BFG GeForce 7600 GT OC PCI-E 256MB 128BIT GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out SLI Ready Video Card
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 2.13GHZ 1066FSB 2MB Retail
Motherboard: ? Maybe Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 ATX LGA775 Conroe P965 DDR2 PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 GBLAN Audio Motherboard
CPU Case: Thermaltake Matrix ATX Silver Black MID-TOWER Case 4X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5INT Front No PS
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 W0070 430W ATX12V V1.3 24PIN/20PIN Power Supply Dual 80MM Fan /W 6PIN PCI-E
I plan to overclock a tad, nothing extreme as I don't have much overclocking experience... So far this is $520 Canadian without tax.. so technically i still have another $480 left to spend, but if you know of any reasonably priced RAM and MOBO combination that works well I am all ears. General compatability comments would work as well.
PS: I was wondering, does that Processor I am buying come with a heatsink/fan? or will I have to buy those things seperately? and will I have to buy a fan for the graphics card?