Hi i have made countless of topics. After learning everything i now know from this site i finally have the money to buy. I will pull the trigger on the build on friday when my dad gets home or sometime soon after. Thanks to all who have helped. Now this is my final topic so please respond!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better)) BUDGET RANGE: < $900 After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT Gaming, movies, School work, general use
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, speakers, monitor(if you find a better one that will keep me with in my budget of $900 please tell)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) Newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: as long as its got good reviews ill take it
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: depends if its worth it
Graphics card: Will buy computer first will buy 5830 when it comes out. I originally had the 5770 and then i switched it for the 5850 and then i realized why not get a little of both. PRICE + Power= good
If gaming was the priority, then you'd try your best to get a HD 5850. Otherwise, it's low/mid-end gaming build that could have been better. Also, choice of 965BE is as retarded as i5 750 for a budget of under $1000 including the OS. Gaming doesn't need the fastest cpu on earth. Ram is overkill.
I couldn't find how much shipping from the site with the monitor you listed was, but assuming you had included the price of that monitor with your $912, drop that one and get this instead. It has a better resolution.
If the $912 was without the monitor, honestly I would lower the system specs and get a better monitor. Unless your plan is to start with a smaller monitor and upgrade later, which is what I did. For $60 I would check out ebay and craigslist as well.
Also i would like to apologize. i made it unclear what the total price was. Its 912 before the monitor. I have also been looking at craigslist as you suggested(i do plan to upgrade. http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=1740-R
I just don't have much money to spend at the moment on anything but the build which i plan to future proof to use as long as possible. )
Not a bad laptop. Personally I have always preferred to have a very small laptop for on the go stuff, and a desktop for gaming. However, I feel your pain, in college all I had was a laptop and no desktop, and also no money It's hard to pick, but nowaday's I prefer desktop's based totally on performance. If I was younger and could only pick one...hard to say, as I used to take my laptop to my friends houe and rock some Counter Strike all nighters.
all right i know you said squeeze the trigger but today when i checked my cpu mobo combo i found that it was raised. I changed a shitload up and got it about $40 cheaper than it would have been including shipping. Here is what i have. The things i am worried about are motherboard and power supply.
That PSU is most likely junk, I wouldn't build a new pc with it. ECS is a cheap mobo company, I haven't seen any reviews of that particular one but I wouldn't use it personally. And the hard drive combo with it is a caviar blue. Not a particularly good hard drive. The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is the best mechanical hard drive right now.
Finally i think i have created an amazing bang for your buck computer!!!!!Not by cheaping out but by combos. Here is what my final build is!!!!I will buy it when i get a go ahead from my dad this week!!
Thank you everyone for the help. Zach you've been awesome. My dad just ordered it! Only problem is he forgot a shipping code so its gonna be $10 more but ill see if he will give me that. Thanks