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First PC Build
02-28-2011, 02:37 PM,
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First PC Build
After toying with the idea for a long time, I have finally decided to try buliding my first PC. I'm still in the planning stages, but I've already shelled out for a couple components.

The plan is to build something fairly contemporary that will hopefully be able to go a few years before needing to be updated in a significant manner. I primarily stick to console gaming, but that's been at least partly because the laptop isn't really suited to run a lot of heavy games.

I recently found a nice combo deal for the Cooler Master HAF X case and a 1000-watt modular power supply, so I bit and jumped in.

Have not yet decided completely on the rest. I am likely going to go with an AMD four-core processor, ASUS motherboard, 8 Gigs of RAM, and a SSD HD for the OS. I'm seriously debating how powerful go to for the video card, as I have a tendency toward overkill that simply isn't needed for what I'm likely to do in the near future with this system.

I've read the suggestion a few times that its best not to go piece-by-piece, due to the possibility of fault components not being identified until its too late. So once I decide on the video card and such, I'll probably jump in with the rest of the components.

This site has been great for guiding me along on what to look for. Its a great asset, so thanks for that!
The case and power supply have been shipped but won't be here for a few days. I'm eying up the next step in the process, which I'd like to get all at once - motherboard, processor, and video card. I know I should hold off on those for financial reasons... but I'm not blessed with great patience.

Looking at an AMD 4-core processor (3.2 GHz if memory serves). Its a touch expensive, but I'm liking what I'm reading about the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula motherboard.

Still have not yet decided anything on the video card. I really like what I've read about the HIS H697F2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB card, but its not cheap (around $400). For that price, I could also do two 5870s, two 6950s, two 6850s.... I just don't know what is going to be the move in that regard. I could probably make do with one good card as opposed to doing two, but overkill is so tempting...

Once I decide on a direction for the video card, I'll probably order these things. That will just leave the memory (going to go 8Gigs), hard dcrive, and a few things like that.
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First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 02-28-2011, 02:37 PM
RE: First PC Build - by MathieuB - 02-28-2011, 10:48 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 02-28-2011, 11:21 PM
RE: First PC Build - by MathieuB - 03-01-2011, 09:30 AM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-01-2011, 10:50 AM
RE: First PC Build - by MathieuB - 03-01-2011, 11:53 AM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-01-2011, 12:19 PM
RE: First PC Build - by MathieuB - 03-01-2011, 12:55 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-01-2011, 01:03 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-01-2011, 03:23 PM
RE: First PC Build - by andiron - 03-01-2011, 03:31 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-01-2011, 04:04 PM
RE: First PC Build - by andiron - 03-01-2011, 07:08 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-01-2011, 08:49 PM
RE: First PC Build - by MathieuB - 03-01-2011, 10:41 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-01-2011, 10:47 PM
RE: First PC Build - by MathieuB - 03-02-2011, 09:07 AM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-02-2011, 01:46 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-10-2011, 12:23 AM
RE: First PC Build - by andiron - 03-10-2011, 02:13 AM
RE: First PC Build - by MathieuB - 03-10-2011, 08:32 AM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-10-2011, 10:10 AM
RE: First PC Build - by andiron - 03-10-2011, 10:23 AM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-10-2011, 01:53 PM
RE: First PC Build - by LazyTriangle - 03-10-2011, 11:43 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-11-2011, 01:44 PM
RE: First PC Build - by andiron - 03-11-2011, 04:53 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-11-2011, 05:41 PM
RE: First PC Build - by andiron - 03-11-2011, 10:59 PM
RE: First PC Build - by MathieuB - 03-12-2011, 07:46 PM
RE: First PC Build - by andiron - 03-12-2011, 08:25 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-15-2011, 03:31 PM
RE: First PC Build - by andiron - 03-15-2011, 04:24 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-16-2011, 12:51 AM
RE: First PC Build - by andiron - 03-16-2011, 01:27 AM
RE: First PC Build - by MathieuB - 03-16-2011, 10:28 AM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-16-2011, 12:19 PM
RE: First PC Build - by MathieuB - 03-16-2011, 06:24 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-16-2011, 06:39 PM
RE: First PC Build - by MathieuB - 03-16-2011, 06:44 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-16-2011, 06:57 PM
RE: First PC Build - by MathieuB - 03-16-2011, 07:26 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-16-2011, 07:42 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-16-2011, 10:20 PM
RE: First PC Build - by MathieuB - 03-16-2011, 11:59 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-17-2011, 12:13 AM
RE: First PC Build - by MathieuB - 03-17-2011, 11:08 AM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-17-2011, 12:14 PM
RE: First PC Build - by coonhound - 03-17-2011, 01:41 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-18-2011, 01:20 AM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-18-2011, 01:11 PM
RE: First PC Build - by coonhound - 03-18-2011, 02:11 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-18-2011, 03:14 PM
RE: First PC Build - by andiron - 03-18-2011, 05:16 PM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-18-2011, 06:20 PM
RE: First PC Build - by andiron - 03-19-2011, 12:21 AM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-21-2011, 05:13 PM
RE: First PC Build - by andiron - 03-22-2011, 12:03 AM
RE: First PC Build - by Bigpapa42 - 03-22-2011, 11:21 AM

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