SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, school use
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, OS, HDD
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NewEgg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Looking to put together a computer that will run current games on high settings and future games on high/medium settings. I will probably build a new computer in about three years, so upgradeability is not a huge factor.
You said you don't need a HD. What HD do you have? New drives are considerably faster than drives made just two years ago. There's no reason to handicap your new build with an old HD when you can get a very nice drive for $55.
I was planning on reusing my current HDD, just partitioned with one containing all my media, documents, etc. and one partition for a fresh Windows 7 install. The HDD's about two years old, so I guess it's worth looking into replacing. What I have is:
There is a considerable speed difference between your drive and the new Samsung F3 drives. Your drive uses 250GB platters. The Samsung drive uses a single 500GB platter. The higher data density makes quite a difference. I guess you won't notice a huge difference in everyday use, but I still think it's $55 well spent.
I figured it was worth having the option to Crossfire in the future for the small difference in price ($20~) between my original choice for mobo and the new one. Shuffling the combos around got me the 700W OCZ for the same cost as the 550W one. Is there anywhere else I can improve it?
Also, does anyone know if all of the BF/CM deals on Newegg are going to be up today or just the 10% cashback?
same here, I'm interested in buying by first gaming computer this month (BF/CM) I want to get this same components but with a 5850 ^ but I'm thinking how are going to be BF/CM deals on newegg. Does anyone know how are they going to be?
And just a question the CM 690 case is now on the pre-dark friday deal, with a 25 rebate, so after rebate it's going to be $40, and that offer ends today, should I buy it today, or should I wait for other offers on DF/CM?
dmcfc - You really shouldn't be hijacking this thread.
Looking for deals is a bit like playing the lottery. A lot of retailers are having some of their best deals before Black Friday this year. If you find something that you like and it's a good price, I say buy it. Nobody can really tell you if you'll find a better deal on DF/CM or not. You may just wait so long that the case sells out.