APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next couple of days! (Hopefully later this afternoon)
BUDGET RANGE: around $500
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Computer Programming, gaming, word processing, videos, music
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Video Card, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Ncix.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD and ATI
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (In the future)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
I have a current computer right now that has an E6750 / 2 GB of Ram / 8600GT. I was looking to grab the E6750 and the 2gb of ram and build a new computer around that. It's being used as a family computer now and I saw that I could be putting that processor to better use! I decided against that now and I'm looking to build a complete new system or would it be better to go with my original plan?
If I build a whole new system I can futureproof my self and I should be able to upgrade the computer more easily. I'd be using an AM3 processor and DDR3 memory.
I included thermal paste and a better heatsink because I want to overclock so I'll be able to get more performance out of the CPU.
Also I wanted to know whether or not it was better to get the X4 620 or the X2 550. They are both around the same price at ncix and was wondering which one would better suit my needs.
I have decided that I would just stick with the onboard video card until next week when I am able to afford a 5770. Right now I just need this computer for my school work and WoW. My school work will be coding and compiling. And then in my next semester I will be doing 3D graphs rendering. By then I should be able to have 2 x 5770 running in SLI or maybe even 2 5850s. I want the system to be geared towards that.
The total cost for the system is around $523 without the rebates and there are $45 in rebates.
And threw in an ASUS 5770, this should be able to keep me going for a while. Most of the parts seem pretty good and somewhat mid ranged? I should be able to upgrade again during the summer when there is more cash around.