APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:within the next week
BUDGET RANGE: $700-800 after rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing the internet, light gaming, coding (MATLAB)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: just looking for quality and value
OVERCLOCKING: maybe light
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe in future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1064
Basically, my old pc (circa '03) is becoming obsolete for everyday tasks so its time to upgrade. I have some free time on my hands and want to build my pc to save a little money. I'm looking for something that right now can play older games (Team Fortress 2, Orange-Box type stuff, etc) but in the future I can upgrade to at least handle somewhat current games. My main goal is to have something that is flexible for future upgrades, particularly with respect to a new HD monitor and/or GPU.
Here's the build, any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated.
I would recommend going with a 4670 and dropping to a 500-550w PSU, but other then that it looks great. Also since its only internet/light gaming/coding machine, you could actually drop down to say a phenom II x4 925 or even a Athlon II x4 635, and youll be adequately fine... dunno what matlab coding is but isnt something your gonna notice a difference between i5 and athlon, seconds at most..