ok so i havent built a computer in over 3 years so i havent kept up on the latest items. right now i do not have a desktop. only using a crappy asus g1 laptop thats about to die.
my old desktop i ended up frying(trying to overclock it with no clue what i was doing) i do however have a few salvageable parts from my old pc, but i am not sure if i want to use them or not.
here are my current possibly salvageable parts, everything else is fried.
Antec 750w PSU
old case, cant remember the brand, but it is a mid-tower. it had 4 frontside usb ports (2 didnt work) and i never bothered hooking up the lcd screen on the front (for the temp)
2 dvd burners r/w
everything else i had in there (dual 8600gtx, 2g corsair ram, abit kn8 sli mobo, amd 4200+ (i think, or 3800+ maby)) were all fried instantly upon boot as soon as i got done attempting to overclock it.
i currently have all those parts running in a comp i gave to my dad he just took his old mobo,graphics,ram,cpu and stuck it in my case and his case is just bare right now, im not sure if im going to make him move his parts back to his old case and take my stuff back or just buy all new stuff. altho i will probably take back that PSU if nothing else because it ran me like $200-300 at the time.
also taking back my 22" flatscreen monitor for sure, he has 3 of them hooked up to his comp atm for his flight simulator games, guess he will just have to use his old 24" crt monitor if he wants a 3rd one
anywho i know for sure i want my processor to be AMD and my graphics card to be nVidia, so please dont suggest ATI or Intell, i refuse to ever use ATI or Intell as i have had nothing but bad experiences with both of them (altho my dads I7 Extreem is super bad, but no way ide drop that kind of money on one of those, thats just insane, altho the performance is phenomenal)
here is what i was thinking for parts in my new pc
RAIDMAX SMILODON Steel ATX Mid Tower With 500W Power Supply
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EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express
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AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Processors - Desktops
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders
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i havent posted the ram yet, due to the fact that i havent picked a proper mobo yet. but i do want 4g of ram(2x 2g sticks)
i cannot seem to find a decent mobo for my CPU, probably due to the fact that it is an am2+ and not an am3? now should i find an am3 version of this CPU or stick with the am2+ version? the only mobos i can find that support this CPU are all ddr2 and not ddr3 altho im not sure what the big difference in ddr2 and ddr3 ram is. i do want ddr 3 ram right?
this pc i am building is ment for DarkFall which i have been playing on my laptop(very very very laggy, and it is unplayable on my laptop in 20vs20 player battles(btw thats a very tiny battle) i will need something that cam support 400v400pvp battles in this rpg.
as far as graphics go for the game and playing on max settings, i do not care about max settings, i just need to be able to play a smooth game, altho i will probably set my comp to max settings (because the quality of the game is crap anyhow, and i never ever turn on shadows, water effect as i hate them) i just need to do huge pvp battles with little to no lag, currently i get 0fps and my game will freeze during the entire battle, sometimes battles last hours, so my comp will be froze untill theres only like 20-40people left on the screen then i can go back to my 10fps lol.
lol, i feel really dumb now, i forgot to add in what i am looking to spend on a new PC. i am looking to spend around $800ish in total(cheaper = better). currently with the parts listed i am at $615 (as i am not including the instant and mail in rebates for the parts, due to the fact they may not be available when i purchase the parts, so i figure it is better to add in a higher price factor and walk away with something cheaper than you had hoped for)