rtrgrl78 wrote:Considering it, as I want to get playing some 'World of Warcraft' and few a other PC games. Have upgraded my laptop and friends and families with the usaul memory and keyboards. With the PC it's knowing where to start, I guess casing then motherboard, I know me though I probably won't get round to doing it, I always put things like this off, frightened I might break it. But, I really want to and I'll be staying in a hell of a lot, theres my motivation.
Dont hold back - its much easier these days than ever before and pretty hard to make a catastrophic fail. There is a great supplier online [Sc*n] that offers build insurance on purchases so if you epic fail and break something they will send u a new item - even though i have always built my own rigs i still use this service for peace of mind. Also buy an antistatic wrist band - you never now when the static will get ya!
Then join a couple of forums with tech sections [Hex*s is kewl] and post on here as well when you encounter problems - in fact post a new build thread/log, they are great for helping others in the future and it will help build a real sense of achievement for you and the community.
Post up the specs you are thinking of, and take digital pictures with phone/camera of everything and log everything on your post - even unpacking your goodies when they arrive. Clear a table, relax, smoke a cigar, and work slowly and ask for advice whenever u feel the need.
My rules of thumb -
save up money to buy the best case, psu and mobo you can afford. these are the future of your build everything else is secondary.
then cpu and cooling.
dont worry about jizzing loads of cash on gfx card - you will be upgrading these before u know it anyway.
My current rig is an 920 quad core with an nvidia 460 on a 23'' 3d monitor @ 1680*1050 - i get amazing frame-rates and run Skyrim on ultra with ease. if i fancy going bigger i switch to my 27'' monitor for higher rez on less demanding games. I used a top of the range gigabyte mobo so have loads of expansion options including SLI etc if i wish.
its all personal preference of course - I used to build epic over clocked rigs and super water-cooled gaming rigs but they all show their age quickly.
The secret i find is starting off with quality building blocks on a basic build - you can expand from there and get as complicated as you like at a later date.
A good case/psu and monitor are an investment that last successive builds.
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