I'm new to this site and to computer architecture in general so I need your advice on building a desktop for around $1000-1500
I'm mostly worried about compatibility issues with the hardware I buy so I would appreciate any recommended builds, or suggestions on my current build (which I will post a bit later) in case there are compatibility issues.
Keep in mind this is the first time I'm tinkering with computer hardware and that I'm looking for a decent/ capable gaming machine.
Thanks for you help
So right now I'm looking at:
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST3500418AS-Bare Drive
Processor:AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz 4 x 512 KB L2 Cache 6 MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor - Retail HDZ970FBGMBOX
Motherboard:Gigabyte Socket AM3/AMD 890GX/SATA3&USB3.0/A&V&GbE/ATX Motherboard GA-890GPA-UD3H
Ram: Corsair XMS3 8 GB 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
DVD Burner: Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)
Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5 PCIE Graphics Card HD577AZNFC
So give me your thoughts on this. Less ram, cheaper motherboard? All suggestions are greatly appreciated
Total thus far: $470
Edited by Acrisius - 4/28/11 at 10:19am