I want to build my own pc. However Im not sure on what all components to get. Like the motherboard the case etc. I do know what graphics card I was going to get but im open to suggestions. Please list the parts and price if you know it. You can email me the list too if you want. I was also wondering about overclocking a quad core processor. Is it worth it or just waisting money buying one? Thank you for your help.
Get a copy of Computer Shopper and look at the ads for many configurations.
Case: Cooler Master 690 $ 85.00
Motherboard: Asus P5Q-E $ 160.00
PSU: Corsair 750tx $ 110.00
CPU: Intel e8400 $ 190.00
Disk: Western Digital WD3200AAKS 320GB $ 65.00
4GB RAM $ 110.00
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 $ 37.00
DVD/CD: Pioneer DVR-215DBK DVD RW SATA OEM $ 31.00
Video Card: Radeon 4870 $ 310.00
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit home premium -- OEM $ 100.00
Monitor: Let's say $300 for a decent 22" wide-screen LCD $1498.00
For only a bit more, you could get a q6600 instead of the e8400.
Not included: keyboard, mouse shipping, maybe another fan or two
for your case, MX-2 thermal paste. Get a bolt-through kit for
your CPU cooler for a few bucks if you get a large heatsink like
The CPU cooler is optional -- the stock one will be OK if you're
If you want to do Crossfire sometime in the future, spend extra and
get an X38 or X48 motherboard.
Prices are mainly from Newegg. While Newegg is very good, their prices
aren't always the best, especially for things like power supplies or fans.
over clocking is a waste of your time and most likely money because one screw up and your cpu is a bad paper weight