I am new here, so hopefully I do this right, but I am looking to build a new gaming system for myself as my currently one is well, archaic. The date that I am looking to buy this in is either the coming week or the next so basically almost immediately.
Most of my parts are from micro center as they have a local store and I can just go in for in store pick up, however the place where I get my parts is not an issue as long as it all is completed under my budget.
All of this together without the rebates comes out to $1,071.61 (with tax from micro center) + 109.99 (psu from new egg)
Comes out to a total of $1181.60 without the rebates, with the rebates it goes down to around $1101.60.
This to me is a very acceptable price, but I was wondering if there was anything else I could do to bring the price down any further, perhaps I have added unnecessary parts, or maybe I could get a dual gpu setup that would be better (performance wise) then my single gtx 260, maybe a cheaper but almost equally as good case?
This will be used both for gaming and for productive work, and is something that I plan to be upgradeable in the future. This means I am pretty set on keeping a i7-Socket 1366 in there so please no i5 comments.
Any feedback and suggestions would be awesome.
Edit: Oh yeah, don't worry about an optical drive or an OS, or a monitor. I already have some of those that I can use, that's why they are not included. Looking forward to all your suggestions!
The ATI HD 5850 is usually recommended at that resolution, but it's considerably more expensive than the 5770. You don't need anywhere near 750W for a single GPU system. I would use a 500W PSU and use the money saved toward a 5850.