Ok I am trying to build a computer for gaming. I have never built a custom computer before so I am new to this. I am not 100% on what to look for when choosing parts. This is what I got so far. Everyone please THOUGHRALY look through it. I do not know if everything is compatible with everything else so I need someone to verify that everything is compatible with each other.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 1066MHz FSB 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor ($250)
Operating Frequency 2.13GHz
L1 Cache 32KB+32KB
L2 Cache 2M shared
Mothorboard: Intel BOXDP965LTCK Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard ($120) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121035
Monitor: Hanns·G JW-199DPB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built in Speakers 0.283mm x 0.238mm Pixel Pitch ($190)
Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive ($80)
Optical drive: LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE 16X DVD±R DVD Burner ($30)
Memory: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory ($231)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590
[B]Case: APEVIA (ASPIRE) MX-PLEASURE-BK Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ATX 500W dual fan w/ automatic fan speed control. Connector 20 + 4 pin Power Supply
Video card: SAPPHIRE 100154L Radeon X1800XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16
Also if anyone has any suggestions if I should change any of the components I have chosen, please speak out!!!
And once again please verify that everything is compatible. Especially the motherboard and what not. I noticed that the RAM said like "3 volts" and "1.1 volts" and such. What is that about?
I know that I may need a new power supply. I am going to try the one that comes with the case and see if it will work. It is 500 watts and the PSU calculator I used on another site said my computer will only draw 380 watts. So I am going to see how many amps the +12v rail has on the PSU that comes with it.
Does anyone know Spevia (aspire)s website or phone number?
Also someone told me that the Intel mobo I choose has an outdated bios and will not work with my other equipment. Does anyone know anything about this?
Thanks for helping!