APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next 2 months
BUDGET RANGE: around 900
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Recording Gameplay, Video editing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, OS, keyboard, mouse
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, tigerdirect, amazon. Would prefer the latter two since there is no tax, but if its comparable, newegg is fine.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CA, USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel, nVidia(open to others for GPU)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I realize 2 months is a ways away but I'd like to get an idea of what I'm gonna be doing
Ok so I'm in the process of saving for a new machine for 2010 and beyond. I'm lookin to spend around 900 on this project with the goal to play any game I choose on high settings with the catch of being able to record gameplay without it slowing down said gameplay.
Come back a few weeks before you buy for a final check. By then, nVidia's Fermi may be available, which might change recommendations. In addition, there's a lot of new tech on its way in too...
I'm using all Newegg.com prices, so it's in USD.
CPU: i5-750 $200
Mobo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $190
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB $55
PSU: OCZ StealthXStream 700W $60 after rebate
Case: HAF 922 $100 (combo with PSU right now for $130 total, usually ~$80)
Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $21
GPU: HD 5770 $155
Thanks for the suggestions MadAdmiral, that was actually the cpu i had been looking at. I have one question though about the amount of ram. 4GBs sounds kind of low. I'm currently running xp but I plan on buying windos 7 64bit.