I have had 2 laptops die on me recently, and ive decided i will never be dealing with one ever again. im now using my old but incredibly reliable old hp with an amd in it.
its time for a new computer and i want to go the custom route.
All i really need is the tower and an o.s. and im strongly leaning towards windows 7. my price range ceiling is 1k, but id like to keep it under that as much as possible. i'm looking for a very solid $700-950 system (including windows) having tried all the procesors, i will be going with an amd cpu. I will be using this for gaming (and i want it to excel at this) and standard computer use. I DONT plan on doing that bizzarre double monitor thing that people seem to like. i dont need a massive hardrive because i tend to format them regularly. i probably woudlnt need anytihng beyond a regular cd burner.
here is what I have come up with so far, but please give tips and point things out that might be better. plus, as this is my first time building a computer, im not certain all the things i went with are compatible. one thing i am especialy unsure about is what kind of power supply i need.i dont really know what video card to go with. i am told the 5770 is a great card, but a lot of people are mentioning lag and glitches with it.
here is what i have come up with thus far:
if the links to the items dont work here is a screenshot of my setup so far:
(ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard)
(AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor)
(OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V) +(SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770)
(G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel )
(Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb)
(Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower)
(SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM)
(Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit )