APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: planning to buy new parts in a week or 2 about $400-$500
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, record tv shows a lot so my comp is almost always on other than power outage. =P
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drives, speakers, OS, Power supply is Thermaltake Purepower RX ATX12 V2.2 600W **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: canadacomputers.com or any other good sites.. i will use newegg too if it is a good deal.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: I prefer a stable and fast AMD setup but if intel is better I will get that too. Cooling fan or heatsink recommendation would be great too.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: i have 2 monitors thats 19" with res 1440x900 but i might get a new 22" soon
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to get a new mobo, cpu, ram and video card but i don't know what works well with what or my power supply works well with the newer hardwares. I use my comp a lot and always dual mon so a good video card is almost a must. I will throw in more cash if i can get a good performance for a little more than my budget.
The original setup was $460 shipped, then I changed it to accommodate a better power supply (scroll down a couple posts) the Corsair 400w. Would still be in your budget.
As the post shows, I was able to pull more of the budget and increased the ram/mobo/Power supply and a much better video card, even that after $30 rebates came to abotu $560 shipped if you were able to go over a bit. But the final setup seems to be a great rig. DDR3 mobo and ram, great video card, can crossfire the onboard with the GPU for added, lots of room to grow. The CPU/Mobo on my list were a bonus package, so if you search for that be sure to look up the package deals for it. (like a 20 dollar dicount)
Either setup would be great (the first with the corsair mobo) or the later one. I'm looking forward to it arriving.
Edit-- I see that you already have a power supply and hard drive. So you could remove those from the list and lower the price even more. Should probably look at the final post of that link and go with that minus the PSU and hard drive. Would be in budget and a killer machine with room to grow. (could probably swap in a Phenom chip for a few bucks more by saving from the PSU and HD)
Thanx for the replies and recommendation. You guys are fast. i am wondering about the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB ram. I have always got kingston cause of their lifetime warranty even tho i never had problems with ram. Is there a kingston ram as good as that G.SKILL ram or G.SKILL ram is the best option for that setup?
i will get the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X motherboard and AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz