[SOLVED] Building a gaming machine
Hello all. I am new to the forum so pardon me if I sound like a complete n00b. I am building a gaming Linux machine and am not very experienced in the world of hardware (this will be a learning experience for all of us lol). I was wondering if any one would be able to give me advice on hardware to buy. I'm a bit partial AMD, Nvidia, Coolermaster. I would also like a good soundcard, but have heard terrible things regarding Creative's service :shock: . I play Sauerbraten, Nexuiz, (and hopefully) TF2, Portal, and HL2 in wine. I also make graphics in vector and am interested in getting into C++ and 3d modelling. The AMD Phenom II x4 am3 Black edition looks pretty good, if it isn't overkill. Also, I would like to get a CM storm sniper case.
And, unfortunately, I also need a wireless card because my computer is on the second floor.
Thanks in advance :)
EDIT: Also, I probably wont overclock (unless I only think I know what that means...) and if i can stay within a $500 budget, that'll help a lot :)