Hey, I plan on making a new pc myself instead of buying one. Ever since I got this last computer, I've been afraid that most brands of desktops aren't worth the money. I've heard plenty of stories where people make computers themselves and get a resulting computer that's as good as something that costs 1.5x as much as they spent.
So.. Where to start. First off, I would love
to know what a few good parts are for mid-range graphics when gaming (most/any games aside from high-end rig requiring ones). I would like something reliable but not costly, but anything that would contribute to a computer that costs between $800 and $1400 to build would be ok I hope.
I need suggestions for:
HDD size and brand
MOBO's - no clue about these really at all
Processors Information on any other components or hardware I would want in a pc
I'm not exactly what anyone would call a computer guru, I have hardly a clue what I'm doing besides putting it together. I know what I believe are the basics for the PSU, which helps me figure out what's going to be compatible power-wise. Aside from that, not really sure what parts are needed for what I want to do..
Custom build suggestions you have with a full parts list in the price range I stated is definitely appreciated. If you have information on pricing for what I'm aiming to build, even without the parts listed, I'd be happy. I'm not planning on doing this a week from now or anything, but I do want to know what I'm getting into.
Feel free to ask ANY questions. I plan on posting a few cases I'm interested in to get started, along with an acceptable psu. I'll be editing this post to include any parts I'm interested in. Feedback is greatly appreciated.
What I've come across so far-- PSU:
Cooler Master SPG 800w (Modular) - $150-200 http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6659
Thermaltake TR2 800P - ~$120 http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1266&ID=1938 The Skinny:
-SPG 800w is 80+Gold rated, has an ultra-silent* fan (big turn-on. Costs a bit much.
-TR2 800P is 80+Bronze rated which is meh, no silencing fan. Much cheaper.
Not sure about the technical differences, you'd have to mention them. The voltage and amperage is similar but I think the TR2 800P is more powerful overall which might be a bad thing...?