APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (Within a week or two.)
BUDGET RANGE: (600-900) Before Rebates (I've been told they never work)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming > * )
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, hard drive)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com, but willing to discover new sites)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (USA, CT)
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (So far it looks like amd is going to give me close to what I want for cheap, but if someone already has a cheap intel build in mind I am willing to take a look)
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, this would require me to find a good HS
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not to start off with, maybe in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1280x1024 currently, maybe a bit higher in the future)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (looking for recommendations on RAM and MOBO, in ways of stability, overclocking ability, and features. I also want to eventually get Windows 7 64bit (currently using XP32). Looking for comments on heatsinks and how to figure out if they will fit in my currently selected case.
If you are going to be getting an nVidia card there is no point in getting a 790FX board, you are paying extra for features you cant use like 16x/16x crossfire. Drop down to a 785g board or a 770 board, or switch to an i5 setup http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
that will give you the option of SLI down the line and only costs $6 more
I am a bit worried about the fact that people were having trouble with the PSU during shipping because it comes preinstalled in the case and the reviews that said the cables are pretty short. Do you have any 785g/770 motherboards and 750 watt modular PSU's in mind?
The Antec 1200 that includes the PSU is a great buy, i dont believe the reviews that state that the cables are too short... If you take your time with the cable-management and route the cables correctly they should reach fine.....
Here is an option if you decide to go SLI in the future.....
ok, i have been convinced, I am switching to that PSU and case combo and I am going to create an I5 build. I'm assuming you both recommend the i5-750 for me, but what do you think about motherboards and RAM keeping in mind that I want a stable overclock?
Well I would like to keep it pretty cheap and close in price to AMD build. the amd build had a ~$200 mobo and ~$90 RAM. I would like a motherboard that has good stability and features for overclocking and RAM that could handle the overclocking. I understand if the RAM for an i5 build is more expensive because it is triple channel and higher speeds or something.