Ok, so right now I'm just using my family computer, and its slightly worse than decent but it gets most tasks done.
But now that I'm in high school (I'm 14) i decided i would really like my own computer up in my room. I was debating weather or not to just buy one strait from some company, or build my own. I figured that i would best like to build my own computer because it will be more custom to my needs, and I have always wanted to build my own PC.
I need some guidance because I don't 100% know what I'm doing, but here are some things I've put together.
Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Processor BX80557E4500 - 2.20GHz, 2MB Cache, 800MHz FSB, Allendale, Dual Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan.
Mother board - Mach Speed MS945G-GLV Motherboard - Intel Socket 775, MicroATX, Audio, Video, PCI Express, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0, Serial ATA
RAM - OCZ Platinum Revision-2 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 x 1024MB)
Hard drive- I have no idea...It would be great if someone could recomend a hard drive that would work well with what i picked.
Audio card- Im not sure if there is an audio card build in the mother board, it says Audio, so i think it does. (but its probably junk, so if anyone could recomend something again, that would be good)
Video card- Same deal with this as the audio. Not sure if it has one built in, but if it does do you think I should get one still? I would really like a PC with good graphics.
Power supply- I dont know how much power i would need for something like this.
Fan- I think that processor comes with a fan because it says Processor with fan. But I'm not sure if i should get that. I can get the same processor with no fan for less money, then i could just buy a fan, but i don't now if its the right kind of fan.
Case- Not sure because, i dont know if i have to get a micro atx case becasue of my mother board i chose. I noticed that there really is not a lot choices of cases that are micro atx, so maybe i should get a differnt mother board? Also, should i get a case that comes with a fan?
Monitor - Samsung 941BW 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 4ms, 500:1, WXGA+ 1440x900, DVI, VGA, Black (im pretty sure monitors don't really have a problem
working with different PCs.
Mouse/keyboard/wires and cables - I dont know what i need for wires at this point, and i dont know what kind of mouse or keyboard i want.
Ok, so i know that was really long but i really need help.
My biggest concerns:
Im forgetting something?
Processor is to little?
Better mother board?
Micro ATX or different kind of mother board?
What kind of hard drive?
Do I need/should i get an audio card?
Do i need/should i get a video card?
Get a case that comes with power supply?
How much power do i need (how many watts?)
Do i need a fan (does the processor come with one)?
What kind of case/ what kind that works with my mother board?
Monitor will work with this PC?
Monitor is too much?
What wires do i need to hook it up to use it when done?
Do all of these parts work together?
Please if someone could give me some guidance, tell me what i do need, what i don't need, suggest better things and tell me if this will be a good for PC
Also Xp or Vista? And with that much RAM can i even support vista?