Hello one and all, Sirbrandino here again. If you saw my topic in the IC section, you saw that I was making a gaming computer. Well, at least I'm quite serious about doing it, set aside almost enough money, and have most/all of the parts bookmarked. As I've never done this before, I would greatly appreciate input on some of the parts I've selected. I know someone who can help me put it together, but not really anyone with any knowledge of buying the parts.
First off, I have a bit of a budget. I want to keep it arouund 700 U.S. dollars (Sorry my currencies are all in U.S. dollars, but that's what I use, and don't really feal like converting everything)
Going over really isn't going to work, but staying between 650-750 dollars is fine. That being said, I'm not buying crazy gaming set-ups, like huge monitors and mega-speakers (I have a nice pair of head-phones already, and some small desktop speakers laying around) Staying in budget is also having me consider a free OP System like Linux, which I created a seperate thread for it here.
What I'm looking for:
- A computer capable of handling minecraft and equivalent games at full-max settings
- run complex video editing
- run a small 1-3 person server with friends on it
- watch movies (easy one, I know)
- process word documents/ all other day-to-day things, browsing this forum (had to throw it in there, easy I know)
-create minecraft videos as well as any game that I feel is worthy of doing a commentary on.
- other, can't think of off the top of my head.
Basically this would require a good bit of ram, decent graphics card, very good grade cpu and motherboard, and probably a reliable OP system
parts I've currently selected, let me know if you either find a better deal, or a better product, and any other input.
CPU - The Intel i5 2500K$225
MotherBoard - Gigabyte Intel Z68A - $118
HardDrive - Hitachi 500 GB - $80 Sheesh hardrives are expensive now. I don't really need a 500 gig. Any good suggestions for a decent 320 or so?
Video Card - HIS Radeon 6850 - $140
Case - Cooler Master Elite 430 - $50 Currently the one I've selected, anything better of equivalent price?
PSU - Not going to lie, this PSU is basically a placeholder, I have no idea what wattage I need, and don't want to go with a cheap brand. However, I can't spend hundreds on a PSU. Here is a 600w ~$60
RAM - 4GB (x1) Corsair Vengence Will buy another stick later on. - $25
Optical Drive - LG 24X - $17 I do not need anything fancy here, this will do.
Comes out to around $715. I will not go much higher on price, as recent budget changes won't allow me to do so. However, things I can add later, like another stick of RAM, I will do. I still need to find a deal on a monitor...
All in all, I feel there may be better parts out there, or I may be cutting corners in areas I shouldn't, and being too excess in other areas. Let me know what you think, and thanks so much.