APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Plan to order parts in a week
BUDGET RANGE: ~800~1000 (After Rebates)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Mostly MMOs, Aion and upcoming FFXIV Starcraft2 Diablo3 ect..) Multitasking, internet (usually with lots of tabs)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Tigerdirect, anywhere that has good deals and is reliable!
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel Core i5
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, light OC on probably the CPU if anything
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe? I don't really know if SLI/Crossfire would benefit me
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'd like to have this rig be somewhat future proof for maybe a year or two. I don't know anything about BIOs or setting it up. I think you do that with a new motherboard? Also I don't know if I have to be worried about temperatures or anything.
I guess my main concern is the BIOS settings cause reading some reviews on the MB on Newegg, it seemed a bit complicated, also will I need to buy any cables for the OEM harddrive & optical drive? Also I think MSI makes some OC for dummies motherboards? You just press a button and it'll overclock? are those Motherboards any good? Did I get all the neccesary components?
I decided to go with the changes you suggested! I think I"ll go with the Sapphire GPU as well as the others. I did read about the raves that the Samsung F3's have been getting but they were out of stock at newegg :[
Also didnt know about the graphics card cover thing, thanks :]
I have a question though about the new ATI 5770, are the drivers really that unstable? A lot of the newegg reviews have complaints about the drivers
*edit* I didn't know you could download manuals lol, that's a good suggestion I shall do that :]