This is my first post here and I would like to thank everyone for the help that these forums have given me in the research phase of building a new system. This will be my second time building a computer from scratch, but I was very young the first time I built a system with my dad helping out tremendously.
I would say my budget for this system is around $2,000, give or take. I'd rather it be lower (of course) but over it is also adequate for me at this time. My main reason for building the computer is gaming, but I would like it to be an all-purpose type machine.
This is a run-down of the components I have looked at for this system (a lot of these parts were found using suggestions from this forum).
I am aware there is probably a cheaper option at motherboard, but given my limited knowledge with motherboards and how some have stability issues, I picked out this one. I also would like the option to crossfire in the future.
you could definitely save alot of money on a motherboard, so you might wanna reconsider crossfire. 4GB ram is plenty, any more is a waste imo. and the psu is definite overkill, but if you like the bundle that much, there's not much i can say. and for optical drives, just pick up whatever is the cheapest. they're not very different.