Yes, I know. $1,000 Render/Gaming PC? I'm doing what I can with what I have. I'm way behind the curve with tech these days. I've researched a potential new system build and would greatly appreciate if someone could take the time to look over my intended system to see if I chose/missed anything that could be problematic.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today BUDGET RANGE: $1,000 (After Rebates) SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Primary: Rendering (Poser) & Gaming. Secondary: Digital imaging, light audio mixing, light video editing, authoring, and miscellaneous tasks. Yes, I know.. ..what I'm buying is going to struggle with everything. PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor; provisionally. Keyboard, mouse, & speakers are covered. PREFERRED WEB SITE FOR PARTS: Newegg.com - U.S.A. OS PREFERENCE: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit PARTS PREFERENCES: CPU: Intel (i5-750, i7-860, i7-920?) // GPU: Radeon // Memory: 6-8 gig // MB: Dependant on CPU // PSU: 650W? // Case: Not looking for bling. Ideal case is a Cooler Master Cosmos 1000. Love the look, but $179 seems way overboard for my $1,000 limit. OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. Might be willing to experiment, but not immediately. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not likely. Might be nice to have the capability for a later date, but not mandatory. MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 (I realize this is low. Willing to upgrade monitor, but might not happen right away.) ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I tend to do complete system rebuilds approximately every 2 years, but may replace video cards, drives, etc., and/or upgrade CPU or memory at any point as needed.
Whoa dude, thats a lot of system bashing you got going on there. I think your build will be totally capable of performing all the tasks your looking for. Im a week away from building my first system myself and it is very similar to yours. My budget is $1100 though and thats including a $200 monitor, so you may have some room for savings.
First off is that case. You might be able to save some money by getting this one:
I saved a lot by getting a bangin' deal on my i7 860 and Biostar TP55 mother board combo at Fry's for $262 after MIR. Finding deals like so can really help fluff up other parts of your system. Even at what your currently at, I think it will perform well at games and rendering.