Hey, well I know some basic information, but I read through Static_11's guide on how to build a computer
and it helped tremendously. THanx to everyoen who contributed to it, it helped clear everything up. Well here is what I picked out.... he has a $1900 budget. all of these prices does not include shipping though (newegg shipping wont be that expensive though). I will also be putting the computer together myself so no labor costs.
eVGA Geforce 7800 GTX 256 MB pci xpress x 16
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1ghz FSB
Sunbeam Transformer Case - Black
Western Digital Raptor 74GB Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
VD / CD BURNER:
Sony Black IDE DvD Burner
Sony Black Internal Floppy Drive
OCZ Modstream 450W power supply
DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra-D ATX AMD Motherboard
A-Data Vitesta 2gb (2 x 1gb) 184-pin DDR SDRAM (ddr 400 - pc 3200)
he does not want speakers, he already has a pair of headphones. He also already has a logitech g5 mouse. and a keyboard.
I do not believe that I am missing anything besides the monitor? please correct me if im wrong. After all of this he still has $372.18 for a monitor, shipping, and maybe an extra fan or ccfl, etc. (small little stuff). Is all of these hardware items compatible with each other and of good quality? I read that entire article through like 6 times and I checked the specs of the stuff on newegg and it SEEMED fine, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me if there is anything wrong with it before I tell my friend to spend 1900 dollars on it. lol and then find out i f**ked up somewhere.
-i do not know anything about monitors and what makes them good. except for low ms.. Should i get him a flat screen CRT or a FLAT PANNEL? I heard that for games crt is better? but i found this flatpannell that has 4ms and isnt to expensive and it seems really nice?
please tell me if it will be really good for gaming or would it be better to get a crt??? THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP AND THIS COMPUTER IS GOING TO BE AMAZING!!!!!!!