Approximate Purchase Date: before black Friday sales end actually on Friday would be the best sales? I'm not sure
Budget Range: $500 willing to go a bit further but it might mean I miss out on WII U black Friday sales and I prefer not to deal with mail in rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching movies
Are you buying a monitor: eventually just getting the other more expensive parts during black Friday is my biggest concern
Parts to Upgrade: not really upgrading but trying to piece together a new comp during these black Friday sales as my current computer is a laptop so I cant use any parts from it.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes unless I can download it somehow or the Asus window 7 factory restore disk from my laptop would work
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Ive think Ive read to browse newegg.com first and then actually buy the parts at tigerdirect.com for cheaper pricing
Location: - Baltimore, MD , US
Parts Preferences: I don't really care but my friend recommended an i5 at least so I thought maybe I could get something about as good as a i7, but I am leaning more toward AMD processors because they tend to be a little cheaper
Overclocking: I don't think I should be worried about this
SLI or Crossfire: Ive thought about it and I think I want to have room in my computer to use crossfire some months down the road maybe if I end up playing more heavily graphical games at some point
Your Monitor Resolution: I guess something as big as my current monitor would be good 17.3 inch laptop
Additional Comments: if the desktop ends up any louder than my current laptop or is likely to produce a lot of heat I may want to install liquid cooling.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: to play phantasy star online 2 with my friends either when its US released or on a JP server with a english patch my laptop scored rather poorly on the benchmark test for it. So far I have pieced together these parts
I just want to be sure everything's compatible Ive done a bit of research and its a bit confusing but I think this 20+4 pin power supply should fit together with this mother board and supply more than enough power I'm just hoping I can get a 700 dollar computer setup for about 500 bucks during these black Friday sales but these parts are kinda already pushing me to 500 without the hard disk and ram etc I actually used this guide for starting my build based off of the 700$ setup and modified it bit to have what I think is a better cpu http://elitegamingcomputers.com/good-cheap-gaming-compu...