Re: Want to build my own computer. NEED HELP!
well for starters,
I would start with picking out a new motherboard, depending on your budget look for something with a socket LGA775, and a frontbus speed of abover 800MHz, i would say dont do lower than 1066MHz for better performance but its all about the budget,
after you chose the mobo, now comes the proc (processor) if you get the LGA775 socket i would get something on the lines of a C2D( core 2 duo) make sure it has the same FBS of your mobo, and an average one is a 2.4Ghz
Now RAM i would go with 2 gigs of it, standard pretty much for heavy gaming, at least that is what i know, not you would need to get something that your board support normally and DDR2 type and after you chose a board you can get the type of RAM it supports
HDD something nice for your need, i would get with somthing over 200GB, and make sure it a SATAII, transfer at 3GB/s im sure most new boards support that type
Graphics: anything about a 8600 with 512MB or RAM run about 150 at newegg most interfaces are PCI-E, i want to say they are better transfer rate than the normal PCI but that i all i would no (sorry but not much help there)
case its ups to on style but make sure it supports the type of board you are getting, most normal boards are a normal ATX style
it all depends what you want in the front expansion slots, and a window
Make sure it has support for an extra graphics card, some new ones need extra power to them, also about 600 watts should be good enough, also it supports your board, normal boards are a 20-pin + 4-pin connector well the last time i check im not to sure about the 775 socket types, i dont have one but im working on getting my own system up
and optical drives:
you should know what to get there, just one or two that you like
Core I7 920 OC'ed to 3.0Ghz, 6GB G.skill DDR3 1333, Intel DX58SO, 500GB seagate 7200RPM + 320GB seagate, EVGA 9800GTX+ , 600W PSU.