||[Aug. 27th, 2010|11:28 am]
The Question Club
I'm looking into building a very powerful gaming computer from scratch. This would be the first time I've ever built a computer, though I'm relatively familiar with what's on the inside. I've also been using a computer and maintaining them for nearly 14 years, so I'm familiar with the software side of things as well.|
What would y'all recommend in terms of casing, CPU, GPU, power unit, etc that I purchase? Where should I purchase these things from? What are some tips you'd give a first time computer builder*?
I live very close to a Best Buy (ick, I know), the three Fry's in the area are all the same distance apart, and I think there's a CompUSA around here somewhere. I'd rather buy my parts in person, but if the prices are right I'll do online things such as Tiger Direct. I also want to use Windows 7 64 bit (sorry mac and linux lovers), if that means anything.
*I've already googled this one, but I figure I might as well ask.
All of this inspired by the fact that my current graphics card requires more wattage than my power unit can supply, my computer keeps randomly freezing up, and the Fry's ads I see at work make me want more.