Hey, I am thinking about building my own computer. I can go as high as $1200, but i would REALLY like it to be cheaper!
CPU: I am not really sure what to get here, so help would be needed here.
Mobo: I want a 790FX, with crossfire, so if you can find a good one, i would appreciate it.
Video Card: I am looking at the Radeon HD 5850 right now.
Case: I am looking at the Cooler Master HAF 932, but if its not good, i would like other tips. (Probably need a full tower because later i might want to get two 5850s
Power Supply: I want 700W-800W
RAM: about 4GB
Hard drive: 320GB-500GB
I also want a CPU fan. Anything will help, and don't worry, i'm getting help putting it together so i dont mess it up XD
You could also save money by going with a the HAF 922 or an antec 900. 5850s are a fairly short card (only 9 inches, many performance cards are 10-11 inches) so you could probably even go with an antec 300 illusion.
You only need a good 650W PSU to crossfire two 5850s; a 750W gives you room to overclock and add lots more SSDs, HDDs, etc. 1000W is for 3 or 4 card crossfire systems.
Make sure your motherboard you chose supports the quad cores. You may find yourself wanting to upgrade later.
Is your plan to try and unlock the 4th core on that cpu? I would get the ram I suggested and put the money into getting a quad core cpu and don't depend on getting lucky to unlock that cpu. It doesn't always work out to a happy ending.
Im using a 21.6" SOYO monitor, its actually really good! And yeah, i checked out the mobo, and it does support a quad core, so i think i am going to get the computer around christmas, and i might upgrade later. Thanks everyone!