Of Motherboards & Video Cards

Wow. I've finally saved enough money to build a new rig for myself. But, as usual, I'll just choose and buy most of the components. It'll be my uncle who'll build the system. As a PC gamer, it's embarrassing to admit that I don't have an in-depth knowledge regarding PC hardwares, or know how to build a gaming computer. All I can manage to do is a measly memory upgrade. So, I'm very grateful to have skilled uncle who knows these kind of things. If not for him, then I might be forced to buy a $2000+ gaming rig from Alienware or Dell, or commission someone to build a rig for me (which is probably equally expensive as buying an Alienware).

Anyways, as of now, I'm still researching and asking a lot of people of which components to buy. But, so far, here are some of the components that I have decided to get:

  • Antec 900 Mid Tower Case - $160
  • Antec EarthWatts 650 Watt Power Supply - $140
  • MSI P7N SLi Motherboard - $150
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor - $200
  • Corsair 2 GB Memory x 2 - $160
  • Seagate 500 GB Hard Drive - $120
  • PNY 8800 GT Graphics Card - $180
I still need a cooling system and an audio card. I don't know much about cooling so I'll probably wait for my uncle. Hopefully, this rig won't exceed, or amount to, my alloted budget ($1,500) so I can still buy some peripherals (monitor, keyboard and mouse). That way, with extra peripherals, I can leave my old computer as it was, giving us an extra PC in the house. This PC won't be done until the second week of October though (just in time for Fallout 3). So if you have any suggestions, or system build ideas that are within my budget range, feel free to drop it in the comments section.

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crucios said...

i have an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor :) and a geforce 8800...it's the best for Crysis