I am going to take advantage of the deals while they're hot! My question is, if you know of better deals let me know, or if my components won't work well together, let me know, also, if you know of a better recommendation - let me know! Thanks!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (Thanksgiving day!) BUDGET RANGE: (500-650) Before Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming, watching movies, school work, surfing the internets)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, case, OS (I bought windows 7 32 bit, but not sure if I have to buy 64 bit, but want 64 bit)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA)
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU)
OVERCLOCKING: Yes (need to learn though, maybe you guys can post some tips w/ the parts you recommend) / CROSSFIRE: Yes (Although in the future, maybe January)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1680x1050)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (I need suggestions on misc things like a HSF, thermal coolant?)
Games: Eve Online, WoW, Starcraft 2, Dragon Age, Warcraft 3
I bought the upgrade to windows 7 online and dl it to upgrade from vista 32 bit. I want to learn to OC this CPU, so what HSF would work with my parts?
I have a dvd burner, it works in my current comp and I have this HDD I bought locally (over priced and they only have a in store credit if I return it, since my old mobo doesn't detect sata drives for some reason but that's another story)
i believe you'd just need a HSF which fits onto your cpu (AM3).
i've never overclocked, but i've heard good things about the arctic cooling freezer.
about crossfire - all i'm doing is searching your mobo on newegg and looking on 'specification'. it says yes, crossfire support with dual x8 slots. if you want dual x16 slots i think you'll need another mobo. also - noone knows whether the mobo will provide your crossfire connector/jumper thing.