APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next Two Months, ~1000$
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Some gaming, watching movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD
OVERCLOCKING: NO Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
I haven't kept up to date on computer parts since the Core 2 Duo processors were brand new and I bought my current laptop for college, a Sony VAIO Core 2 Duo 13.1". I'm not a huge PC gamer but there are some games that just play better on a PC rather than a console. I'm looking to build a PC that can at least play most of the new games out there today. I recently took a look at newegg for some ideas on what parts to go with and ended up spending two hours deciding that computer hardware advances far too quickly to take a 3 year break and try to step back into. I can tell you this, leaning towards AMD processors as they seem to be cheaper, but i'm not looking to overclock.
My monitor is my TV, a 36" flatscreen. I plan on getting a wireless mouse and keyboard as well. I took a look at the first suggestions and came up with a configuration eerily similar to shortstuff_mt's list, except I subbed in a XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128 instead of the one shorty suggested. I came up with a rig that topped out at $984.92. The only question left is what other things should i grab from Newegg to get this up and running? Cables, paste?