Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: I am looking to purchase all of the parts between Black Friday and Cyber Monday with hopefully some solid deals pushing up the value of what i can get for a budget price
Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) I'm looking to not spend anymore than $1000 after all of the rebates/shipping etc... Now if I am right on the precipice between something average and something amazing based on a few dollars I can go over this.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the net. 80% gaming,compiling programs
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: already have a monitor, keyboard, & mouse. Otherwise I need a Case, mobo, CPU, RAM, SSD, GPU,Fans & PSU.
Do you need to buy OS: no.
Preferred Website(s): Im looking for the best prices for value(bang for buck) so website is not an issue though it would be nice to have everything come from one store with a good return policy I am poor and discount parts is what im really after.
Location: City, State/Region, Country - Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Parts Preferences: Intel tend to be a lot more expensive than AMD's im assuming and im in this for the best performance for money but then again also reliability so I am really not sure what type of processor is better for me. maybe the one with the biggest holoday sale
Overclocking: Not sure how but im up for it if it will make the Build faster and cost less
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe I have never done SLI or CrossFire but my goal is to get the best performance possible for the price so if that ends up being a good option I'm game.
Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 I Think though im planing on upgrading when money becomes available
Additional Comments: I care about the power under the hood so the look of the PC is meaningless to me. I know I don't want to do liquid cooling as that sounds like a nightmare for a relatively new builder like myself. I play games of varying strain from low end like Wow to a little higher like Witcher 3 etc.. so i'm all over the place with what games i'm using. Ultra graphics is not my goal but is nice if I can achieve it, quality FPS is more important to me by far.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have never owned a tower only laptops and I need some power and performance to accommodate demanding games like star citizens(Not out yet) and other GPU/CPU intensive games also for compiling programs,screen recording games for youtube, editing videos and photos and compressing files.
Thanks for reading and for any help that you can provide.