APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 02/19/2010-02/26/2010.
BUDGET RANGE: $720 Before rebates.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Primarily gaming, but nothing too strenuous. I'm looking towards being able to throw anything (Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Bioshock 2, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2 etc) at it with a constant fps.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I'll be listing the parts, I just need advice on whether I'm getting the most out of the money per performance.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States.
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU, ASUS mobo, ATX Mid Tower Case
OVERCLOCKING: Yes. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Now this is my first build ever so I am somewhat confused, so I figured this would be a pretty nice place to ask if all these parts that I have semi-researched on would be compatible. But also using it's (the parts) potential to the max. Concerns that come into mind being hyper transport speeds for the mobo and cpu, how the RAM will follow the cpu in overclocking, if the graphics card is a good deal as well as if it's compatible with the mobo, the power supply being sufficient to keep up with the parts, and if the heatsink/fan is compatible with my cpu. I added the other non essential internal/external hdd/burner as well as the input device combo to demysify the impending count on SATA cables; as well as pricing.
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
but meaning "as long as that cooler fits the AM3 socket".... does that mean it doesnt? =[. It says on the cooler's cpu compatibility sockets "AM3". That means it'll fit right? Btw huge win for big lebowski, I read your post in his voice lol. With man at the end.