APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ~1 week from now
BUDGET RANGE: 650-750, ~700
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, movies, internet browsing, casual video editing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers/headphones
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: none
OVERCLOCKING: most likely yes, but not hardcore. also I plan on unlocking the CPU if i am able to, so keep that in mind.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
Hey this looks like a great build... exactly what i'm looking for actually and i think i'll copy you! then again this is my first build and i don't know anything. Will be following the post to see if anyone has any input...
Here are some suggestions that I would make to improve/adjust your current build if you don't want to do what OSU said.
You might be interested in this combo: BIOSTAR TA790GXB3 & Phenom II X2 720 $160 with $10 rebate.
Seeing as you are planning on trying to unlock the extra core, luck is a significant factor in this process, and I would think that the more cores you try to unlock, the less likely you are to succeed in getting a stable quad core.
The fact that this one is OEM doesn't matter as you are buying an aftermarket heatsink anyway. Unless warranty differences matter to you.