39 months ago
I have posted multiple times in this forum with different parts on this list to try and find the best that I can afford. I have done some research and believe I have found a pretty decent little powerhouse.
CPU - I chose this CPU because as far as performance is concerned, when it came to AAA games, the i5 did outperform the i3. However, when it came to games I will be playing, which are mostly single player FPS and RPG games, the performance ratio was a little closer together. Since I don't plan on streaming or editing while I am gaming, and will only be recording for my Youtube Ministry, I think an i3 will do just what I need it to.
Motherboard - Admittedly, this is my weakest knowledge area when it comes to computers. What I read from reviews though seems to indicate that this board will do just what I need it to do. If there are any suggestions for a different motherboard less than $100, then I am open to suggestions.
RAM - ....seriously.....it's RAM at 2400....need I say more?
Storage - I am going with the SSD for installation of my OS for lightning fast boots and the HDD for storage of my games and other various files.
Video Card - I was very blessed to find this beauty of a card on Newegg, and it matches the color scheme!!! After the computer case, this is the next part I am planning to order. It should be able to do anything I want it to at over 60fps at 1080p, which is fine by me
Case - I....freaking....ADORE this case. it was between this one or the Corsair 500R. While the Corsair 500R had better cable management and I believe 2 more pre-installed fans, this one is about $30 cheaper and....I don't know, there's something about it. If anyone can convince me to go with the Corsair 500R, though, I might consider going up to it
Power Supply - This is my second weakest area, knowledge wise, on the computer. I know that 80+ certified Gold is pretty decent (...I think...), and that fully modular is preferred over semi- or non-, so that's why I went with that.
Optical Drive - I got it for installation of Windows OS, some DVDs and a couple games I still have on disk. This has already been purchased and is sitting on my desk at home as I type this.
Operating System - Windows 7. A guy at work has several copies of different OS and he offered this one to me for free. Bit of a no brainer.
Wireless Adapter - Some research showed that this card had pretty good range and is a pretty nice set up, so I figured eh, what the hey. I got another one, but a buddy of mine needed it for his build so I gave it to him.
Monitor - I can't afford much in this aspect, but from what I have been told, a 1080p monitor at 60hz, combined with my GPU, should get me over 60fps.
Keyboard - I just need a basic keyboard and mouse, and these seem to come highly recommended.
Next thing to buy on my list is the case, then the GPU. Any suggestions? Comments? (...I'll regret this...) Smart aleck remarks?