so after some thought i've decided to build my own PC, or perhaps get my local indie pc store to put the bits together that i'll buy off the internet.
As it stands my build is
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ £182
Gigabyte GA-K8N £54
Corsair 1GB DDR XMS3200C2PT £79
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10 NCQ 250GB 6V250F0 SATA-II 16MB Cache £56
BFG GeForce 7900 GT OC 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) £200
+ dvd r/w £25, case undecided £50
total £649 inc VAT
Just a few questions
Would it be better to get one stick of 1gb ddr or get 2x 512mb. I don't understand dual channel, and don't if it would benefit me (the 2x512mb kit is £10 less)
I also need some suggestions for the optical drive and the case, for around my estimates
As this is my first PC i don't really know about fans and things. Apart from what is above will i need any or will they all be included with the mobo and CPU?
What kind of FPS would i be looking at games like FAR CRY , FEAR, COD2 and Bf2 with this build?
What abouit upgradability, i will probably buy another gb of ram in the near future, apart from that is there anything that will need upgrading soon?
Also if anyone has some better suggestions for hardware please say.
sorry theres so many questions i thought it would be better to lump them into one post.