9th of June 2014 1
Question by Andrew Galvan: My First Gaming Desktop Build!!?
Im going to build my first computer and i just need some assurance that these parts will all work. Im buying all my stuff from Newegg.com, i made a wishlist called: my first gaming desktop
Also please tell me if im missing anything important or spending toooo much money for my first build. Thanks!
Here is the link:
Answer by cgramer2
You’ll need to provide a direct link to the wish list, as there are undoubtedly hundreds of public wish lists called “my first gaming desktop.” Post the link and I’d be happy to take a look.
Update: If this is your list…
…then everything will work together, and it looks like a decent basic gaming system. I didn’t verify that the memory is on the qualified vendors list for the motherboard, but I assume you already did.
I also assume you’ll be adding a monitor, keyboard, mouse, operating system (get Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM), and speakers or headset.
I’d recommend a slightly beefier power supply so that if you later decide to upgrade your video card to something faster (like a GTX 570/580 or the GTX 600-series equivalent of the 560 Ti), you won’t have to also upgrade your power supply then. Corsair makes excellent power supplies, and I’d recommend the TX-750 V2 (~$ 95 after rebate):
You might also consider going with an Intel-based system, using a Core i3-2130 (3.4 GHz dual-core) processor and a Z68-chipset motherboard, such as this combo:
Intel Core i3-2130 ($ 149.99):
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ($ 179.99):
Even though the Core i3-2130 has only two cores, for gaming it’ll beat the Phenom II X4 975.
Hope that’s helpful!
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