Finally, I can make this thread now that I have the money and my debit card
I've been looking nearly everywhere for the cheapest priced beast pc.
Friends have helped me when I didn't know wtf anything is in a computer, but over these 3 weeks I know some of the basics :P
Basically, I need help from ko4life to tell me what would be best choices to put in a new PC when you have $1,750 - $2,000 USD to spend on one.
I use this website seeing it's easy to follow -> www.buyxg.com
Build your own, take a picture of the Summary on the right side of your screen and post it or, simply paste some of the main choices you chose.
Things that I/you must have in "Summary" by the end;
-Try your best to keep the total price low as possible but max at around $1,800.
-MUST have Windows XP as OS, Home Edition is perfectly fine. I will never buy a PC with Vista as OS again.
-Intel or AMD doesn't matter, as long as you think it's best pc for the money.
-Needs a great video card; My goal is to break 50+ fps on fraps in front of Moradon anvil.
-Needs as many fans and cooling systems as possible, low maintenance ones are better.
-Needs at least "Core™ 2 Duo E6750 CPU @ 2.66GHz" or more on Intel. Don't know what's considered good on AMD.
-Needs a nice monitor, nothing too big nor expensive, just reliable.
-Needs 750W+ power supply
-Needs at least 2GB of DDR2, or higher.
-Need network card, already have a Linksys Router - WiFi plx, I wanna be able to plug it in, and get internet on the spot like I do with my laptop.
-Choose a nice main board, I have no knowledge of them what so ever.
-Case is up to you, but personally, my favorite is the Raidmax Smilodon...
-Make the PC as silent as possible, best performance in gaming, and long lasting!
-Miscellaneous attributes such as the sound, keyboard, mouse, etc don't need to be amazing as I already have them but mine are old, I would get new ones.
Yes, I know I said "as many fans/cooling systems as possible and also said as silent as possible, but there are some that are meant to be more silent than others!
Some of my questions that first come to mind;
-What's the point of having two video cards? Would it benefit me that greatly? Is it worth spending $250+ USD to get dual gfx cards?
-Would Core 2 Duo @ 2.66GHz perform better than a Core 2 Quad @ 2.4GHz? Is it worth going for Quad or will I not notice any difference?
-Do liquid cooled PC's need to be maintained every once in a while? Is it worth buying liquid cooled rather than fans? What's the difference?
Can't really think of anything else I need to type up, if I forgot something I'll edit it or post.
Have fun building and remember, I REALLY WILL buy the PC I find best.
Thank you, ♥all at the KO4Life Community