To answer your question, I am a competitive gamer, mostly HL2 or source based games, but I want to expand to CoD and BF2.Biulding your own is not about saving money. Go buy a Dell deal for that. It's a hobby, and you will get a better computer if you buy the right parts. I configure systems every day. What was it you want to do with it?
No one is asking you to post in this thread, you are choosing to make my indecisiveness your business. If its getting old, do not read it. Problem solved. Not everyone can afford to lose 1,000$, so if I appear hesitant or indecsisive, then so be it. Several of the posters have accomodated this, if you choose not to then by all means STOP READING AND POSTING IN THIS THREAD.Actually me pricing it out for you when no one else was willing to at the time. That was me being nice and giving you step in the right direction. But for you to then ask people in a post for a diy guide to convince you to build the machine. Thats when it seems you are just lazy and dont want to do the research yourself.
Frankly if you aren't willing to take the to do your research. Then to take the precautionary measures o make sure you don't fry your parts. And finally the last step in actually building your machine. Just buy a prebuilt. IMO I don't think you're the right candidate to build your own machine without someone holding your hand. How many posts have there been now on this thread? The topic was how much money can you save. Myself and another posted the same rig showing you'd save roughly $400.
Its fun to build machines for some like me, but I'm far from being an expert in the matter. I suggest either biting the bullet and building your machine. Maybe asking which components would make a good rig or what not. But the topic of back and forth .. "should i" "shouldnt I" is getting old.
Give them an inch.. they take you a mile. (very true in this case)
http://sysbuild.corsairmemory.com/report.aspx?id=2Can you point me in the right direction of a good do-it-yourself guide ? I may reconsider.