BUDGET RANGE: Under $1000 After Rebates, maybe $1100 including a montior
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: General use, but includes gaming (Starcraft II, Fallout 3, Command & Conquer 3 type stuff)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Mwave
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure yet
This is what I've priced out so far on Newegg after rebates, and would like feedback on anything I'm missing or you see could be improved. Also, don't have a monitor selected. I definately want dual optical drives, at least 4 GB of RAM and at least a 1TB HD. I've never built a PC, but I'm familiar with computers. Any feedback would be great!
If you don`t plan on SLI or Crossfire, getting a i5 would be a waste of money over a crossfire setup. You will gain more fps by going crossfire on an AMD platform than going core i5 with a single video card configuration.