I would like to build a pc primarliy for gaming. I don't know to much about computer components, but I've been trying to do some research and this is what I've found.
For processor, I'm almost certain that I want an amd athlon 64 3200+ with a venice core. I'm not an experienced overclocker by any means, but I heard this processor overlclocks nicely, so I would like to oc it. If I do oc it, do I need a new heatsink or cooler, and if so can you recommend me some?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 1c3grabb3r
For motherboards, I'm not sure if I want to pay for sli or not. I know its the new thing and all, but if i was to get dual graphics cards, I wouldn't get them for a while, plus they would probably have better mobos by then, and the benefits of them in games are ok, not great.
I was looking at an Epox mobo here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813123243
And I was looking at an dfi lanparty nf4 ultra-d mobo here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... KNC-goog13
My options are not narrowed towards just these two, it's just what I've seen as recommended mobos so far.
Power supplies, I really have no clue on why some are dirt cheap and why some are over $100. As long as you have enough wattage does it really matter what brand you have, and if so why?
I was looking at some so called good brands of psu's and here they are.
Antec NeoPower ATX 480W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817103924
SEASONIC S12-500 ATX12V 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817151024
Thermaltake PurePower W0068RUC ATX12V 2.0 460W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817153022
As for video cards, I really want to go with Nvidia because of their shader 3.0 system. I was looking at their 6800s. I also looked at the manufacturer evga. I think prices on video cards will go down in the next 90 days and evga will let you upgrade your card after 90 days of purchase, so evga sounds like the manufacturer for me.
eVGA 256-P2-N383-TX Geforce 6800 256MB 256-bit DDR PCI Express x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814130231
I was wondering if I could overclock it to 400+MHz core, and 1.1GHz memory if I bought this cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835127002
I already have dvd/cd drives, 1gig of pc3200 ram, and a hard drive.
I've been trying to get the best bang for my buck, so if you guys have any recommendations on any components to buy please reply.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.