I've built a few PCs over the past few years for family members, nothing spectacular though. I'm in the market for a power gaming PC, and was considering building it myself to save some coin. Newegg has been my source for components before, and will probably remain the same.
Currently my build looks something like this:
Case -- Thermaltake Armor+MX
PS -- Thermaltake Toughpower 1000w modular
MB -- Asus Rampage II Extreme 1366
CPU -- i7 940
RAM -- 12GB (6x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)
OS HD -- Velociraptor 300gb
Storage HD -- Seagate Barracuda 1.5 TB
VC -- Asus ENGTX295/2DI/1792MD3/A
DVD -- LG GH22NS30 22x SATA
OS -- Vista Ultimate x64
Several questions pop into my head before I go spend a whack of cash on a new toy.
#1: Is anything in this build going to trip me up when I put it all together? I don't plan on messing with any O/C settings, that's just a bit out of my tech range.
#2: Which drivers should I update before settling in for use? I'm on a dialup connection at home and driver downloads can take days, so I'd like to have a shopping list for when I decide to mooch some high speed.
#3: Would you recommend any online retailers that could supply a similar build in around the same general price range? If I could save myself a hassle by having a pro do the build, it might be worth an extra $50-$100.
Thanks for reading my post. Any tips would be greatly apprecicated!!