APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Hopefully this week, although tonight would be great considering it is Cyber Monday.
BUDGET RANGE: I was shooting for about 600. I can live with up to 700, but the lower the better.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: GAMING
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, speakers, etc. (I just want the PC)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, definitely.
PARTS PREFERENCES: It doesnt matter as long as its the highest quality for the best price.
OVERCLOCKING: I am inexperienced, but certainly dont want to limit myself.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Same as above.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I dont have a nice monitor yet, but I hope to have a 22'' in the near future.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm just looking to get the best bang for my buck. It is my first build, although I have experienced family members.
I've set up this build this afternoon and I was just wondering if I could get any advice, suggestions, or critiques. I'm looking to make a purchase ASAP, and my budget was about 600. I am willing to spend up to 700, but if there is anyway that I could cut costs without sacrificing quality I would like to. Also, this is my first build, so any general advice would be greatly appreciated. Are all these parts compatable with each other? Are there any that are known for being unreliable? Thanks in advanced!
Here it is:
Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, 2x 140mm side fan, 1x 140mm front fan, 1x 120mm rear fan - Retail
Excellent PSU choice. If you want to be able to Crossfire AND have a decent overclock at the same time, you might want to spring for the 750TX to give yourself a little more headroom; though if you plan to overclock, you'll also want to invest in a good aftermarket cooler before you do so. It's much simpler to overclock now than it was even just a few years ago; you'll usually only need to change a couple of settings in BIOS.
Excellent CPU/Mobo Choice.
Good GPU/RAM choice. The 4890 will be overkill if you have a monitor that only supports a resolution of 1280x1024, but if you're planning on upgrading to something that can do 1920x1080 or 1920x1200, then it's a great choice. ATI also has DX11 compatible cards available in case you didn't already know.
There are only 4 DX11 graphics cards out. None of them are at the 4890 level. The 5850 is significantly faster and around $300 (when you can find it in stock). The 5770 is around $170 and performs at the 4870 level, not as fast as a 4890.
The Seagate 7200.12 500GB HDD is an good alternative since the F3 is out of stock. It is also a 500GB single platter drive.