Re: Building a computer rig
Originally Posted by Stray
Wow kinda hard to say.
I'd be sure to go with at least a 2nd gen i5, it's pretty affordable now. Sometimes Newegg has i7s on sale too. I haven't used an AMD processor in quite some time so I'm not sure what you'd want there.
For a graphics card it really depends on what kinda gaming you want. At the bare minimum you'll prolly want a 6700-ish card. From there on up they just get more expensive, but in most cases you're getting what you pay for. I'd be sure to do some research here so you're sure to make the right purchase. Like with AMD processors, I haven't had an nvidia card in a long time so I dunno.
Power supply really depends on what kinda gpu you get, and what your system needs. If you get a big card you're gonna need a bigger psu. Also, if you invest in a good card you may wanna look into some cooling for it since some tend to run hot.
Another way to spend your money well is to get an SSD, not totally necessary and 7200 rpm hdds are still fine, but you really notice the difference in an ssd.
For memory a lotta people really overdo it, unless you're gonna power the entire internet you really only need 8gb.
If you're just going this route to save money you might wanna keep your eyes peeled for different computer makers having systems on sale. If you're doing this because you just wanna build a PC for yourself, good luck and I hope you get all the stuff you need.
Good info. I partly want to do this to say that I built my own computer. It feels more like an accomplishment rather than having someone else build it. I've also not been happy with some of the stuff I have seen out there in retail. Looking at the specs, they have things that I like but other things that I would either upgrade or not need.
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