Ok. My laptop crashed. I need a new computer now for school, but I also enjoy gaming. Checked out a few dell XPS systems and also ventured into Alienware.
However nothing caught my attention, so I decided that I could build such a good computer for half the price I would spend on a fancy dell or alienware. I’ve always wanted to do this but never had the finances, but now I’m good money. Newegg.com has become my resource for computer parts/accessories.
So far I purchased
Motherboard-Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard
Hard Drive-Seagate 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Memory-Crucial Ballistix (I baught 2, 2GB Sticks for 4GB Total)
Needed (This is what I plan on getting unless recomended otherwise)
CPU-(Wasn’t sure whether to go with the quad or dual core 2.66GHZ)
Graphics Card- ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB
Power Supply-Coolmax 950 watt
Now do I need anything else?
This machine should be a beast what are your opinions and reccomendations?
When the time comes I will also need help on overclocking if anyone knows how.
What are your opinons on Quad Core vs. Dual Core processors and keep in mind my motherboard can only take a cpu with an FSB of 800/1066MHZ
Thanks in advance.