Haven't built a PC in quite a few years and want to ensure that this will work and /or there are better choices than the ones I have made.
Thanks in advance.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next couple weeks. Soon as I have the build refined and polished
BUDGET RANGE: 2k (2K Max Cap). Would like to stay in the $1700.00 range I am in unless dramatic improvement can be made by leaning toward max cap.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Online Gaming (Primarilly WoW but do not want to limit myself from newer more demanding games at high settings)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: No preferences. Quality and value
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024, (think this is my setting. At work now but monitor is a HDTV atm, plan on purchasing a better minitor at a later date for better resolution but not with this build)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Live in Europe atm so shipping can be a hassle, especially time-wise. Need to ensure that this will work 100% prior to order because returns and such via APO is the mother of all headaches.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$10.00 Combo Price: $149.98 Free Shipping*
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Retail
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Most likely the OP is an American stationed over there....that would be my guess anyways and is having someone ship it to him/her. Otherwise the OP should have gotten the psu over in Europe so he/she doesn't have to use an outlet converter (European plug in).
Wow!! $250 for 1 set of 2 x 2 gb's of RAM!! Are you kidding me?? Your better off spending your $ on an $60-80 set, IMHO. IMHO if you can afford an i7 build, and it looks like you can easily do that, than you should get one. The AMD PhII x4 965 is overpriced for it's performance. I'd recommend getting the 955 over the 965 anyday, especially since there is about a $40 difference and the performance difference isn't worth the $ spent. The only reason that I'd recommend a PhII x4 955/965 is if your really tight on budget and need to save a little over a Intel i5 750 build. This would be about the only time I would go that way, unless you already have a PhII x4 compatable mobo and wanted to upgrade to latest.