APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Anytime within the next week.
BUDGET: $700-900 Really hoping to stay in the lower end of that range...
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: GAMES (WoW, Crysis, COD, MMORPGS, maybe racing, etc..) Internet browsing/homework, Creating DVD's/CD's, and general use.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD/ATI
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (Never tried) SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (future)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure yet, whatever monitor would go best with this build. PLEASE make recommendations
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm hoping this is a decent setup for my first attempt at a new homebuilt system. I have a tight budget around $800 but I want a future proof system that will fulfill all my needs and then some. And of course blow away any games I throw at it. This build seems to be the best bang for my buck from allllll the research I've done. The only things I'm not sure of now are what case I need to put all this great hardware in and what monitor would be good in between the $100-$200 range for this video card. I don't need anything crazy like a $150 case or a huge screen, just a modest 20-22" monitor with at least 1680X1050 rez and preferrably hdmi as I have the setup for it. Lastly, just let me know if you think this will all be compatible and easy to setup and work properly! ANY suggestions, new hardware are greatly appreciated!!! Here goes:
(I know I know, Corsair power supply all the way but this one has great reviews on newegg and is fairly new, also for $10 less than the corsair 650w I get this one and the optical drive I was wanting so some substantial savings there, suggestions?? not to mention the $20 MIR too..hehe) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspxItem...
CPU/VIDEO CARD/MOTHERBOARD COMBO: (This one just seems meant to be for me and my budget)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 Dark Knight 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Crossfire Supported Video Card
(ASUS Dark Knight Quad-Pipes Cooling Design)
This seems like a great budget setup, am I wrong? Again, I need to know where to go in terms of case and monitor matchups to this build. I think I am going to try and find some way around purchasing Vista 64-bit off newegg for the steep $110 mark and try to find it cheaper local. I will also be trying and buying a keyboard, mouse, and speakers I find in person as that can be tricky to decide on online. Thanks for your time, sorry for the extremely long post, just wanna make sure I cover all bases!
I don't have that Asus monitor, but I do have a similar one. I have been very impressed with its quality (especially for the price). I was skeptical of them at first, but they seem to be quite decent at making monitors.