APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a week BUDGET RANGE: $1000-1300 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Web Surfing PARTS NOT REQUIRED: None PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg PARTS PREFERENCES: None OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 and above ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Mostly Using this computer for World of Warcraft, however i would like it to be a solid computer for other games that i may end up playing later, and would like the computer to last a decent amount of time. Also needs a wireless adapter.
Not really much to complain about... a very well built system, but I'll try to bicker about something.
That monitor is a little lacking IMO. It's not necessarily a bad monitor; in fact it's a great monitor, but 19" (to me) is a little small for gaming purposes. I upgraded to a 24" LCD from a dual monitor setup (19" LCD and a 17" CRT) not too long ago, and the 24" felt massive and beautiful in comparison. It made me realise what I had been missing for years. Though to be fair, my old monitor's resolutions were 1280x1024 and 1024x768 respectively.
I don't like wireless cards. I prefer the newer USB based ones. They're not too much more expensive, but they certainly are a lot more convenient IMO. Again, not exactly a problem with your build, just something I would do different.
That IDE optical drive has got to go though. For that same price (or less even) you can get yourself a SATA one and not have to deal with ribbon cables ever again.