When choosing a motherboard for the Intel Sandy Bridge Processors you have to make sure of a few things. First, make sure that you choose a motherboard with an LGA 1155 CPU Socket Type; this is a new CPU socket type needed by and only by Intels Sandy Bridge Processors. Second, you have to choose between an H67 or P67 Chipset.
Choosing between an H67 and P67 board is quite simple, and is purely based on what you are building your PC for. If you are building a gaming PC then your choice will most likely be a P67, and if you choose to build a basic PC for home use (web surfing, video streaming, media: music, video, photos etc.) then you will want to go with an H67 board.
I have just completed the Basic PC Build page. What is a basic PC you may ask: Well its a PC that includes all the basic hardware components, as well can do most basic home computer tasks like web browsing, streaming video, storing music media, storing video media, storing photo media, word processing, e-mail, chatting and low level game play. The average computer user does not need a rigorous gaming build or a monster compiling machine, so these builds will be very useful for basic PC needs.
For this build I looked at higher end pre-built gaming computer currently on the market and picked parts that were equal and or greater in function and quality. The purpose of this is to be able to build your own high end gaming PC at a much lower cost that a mainstream high end machine. A great example of this is the Dell line of Alienware gaming desktops currently on the market. Don’t get me wrong, they look really nice, however they are priced at a cost much higher than their overall value. The attraction of gaming machines such as the Alienware brand line, is that they are very aesthetically pleasing to look at and can be customized to a users taste, but I can assure you that building your own high end gaming PC can be individualized / customized to a much greater extent.
Keep in mind that a higher end Alienware gaming machine starts at $3999 with almost the exact same hardware specifications listed in this build, while building your own can cost a mere $1880. This build does not include Windows 7 (~$99), A gaming keyboard (~$60), and a gaming mouse (~$60) which would make the total price around $2000. If you already own a mouse, keyboard, and the operating system of your choice, then you don’t have to purchase these extras.
The ultimate gaming build I put together includes:
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Until December 24th, 2010:
Are you looking for ideas to get your fellow hardware fanatics this holiday season, or perhaps want to indulge in the holiday deals for yourself? For the past month or so and until the holidays end, Newegg has their Holiday Sweepstakes, so I have gathered some of the best hardware promotional codes and deals from Newegg that could be a great addition to any PC build, so check them out and see if any spark your interest:
Corsair Force CSSD-F120GB2-BRKT 2.5″ 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive
$219.99 using the promotional code: EMCZNZT24
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