Hey ZAM! I'm completely new to building custom desktops, but all I have currently is this barebone laptop. That probably couldn't even run <insert laughably weak game here>! Well anyways, I've been doing my best to educate myself on the Art of Building Rigs and I think I might have designed one that's okay. I would like to generally play FFXIV on high settings, but would also like to have at least 30 FPS. So, input anyone?
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ($139.99)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX ($159.99)
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply ($109.99)
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C7 ($124.99)
GPU: HIS H585FN1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity ($329.99)
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($74.99)
Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($69.99)
Optical Disk Drive: SAMSUNG 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 4X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24x DVD Burner - Bulk LightScribe Support - OEM ($24.99)
Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers ($189.99)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM ($99.99)
The SubTotal comes down to... $1,324.90! I meant to aim for 1000 but I didn't anticipate having to buy the OS and the Monitor. I'll manage somehow. OH but, please any advice, I'll take all the advice I can get. If you think there's something better to buy, as long as it doesn't raise the price up 'too' much farther, I'd appriciate you letting me know! :D
I wonder if this will run FFXIV well...
EDIT: Thanks guys, fixed the motherboard link. I don't really need two cases. xD
Edited, Jul 12th 2010 6:42pm by Austyn