APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Hopefully within the next 7 days BUDGET RANGE: ~800$ CAD After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Light gaming, video editing as a hobby, surfing, homework, movies, etc
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Chasis
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use AMD cpu, full 1080 monitor,
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 by 1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: As for gaming, I dont mind lowering the settings a little on some games. I don't really plan on playing too many games other than Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 which will be coming out soon
Here is what I have so far. Please let me now if any of this is overkill for my needs, or the opposite. PS: I know there is no video card, that is because I want to wait before I buy the video card until just before the game comes out. That way the price might go down, and it gives me a chance to make sure this build is good first. If you need to know, I think I will be getting a 5770 or something around that.
Acer H233Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1 (ACM) Built-in Speakers - Retail http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
^^^Now that I realize that this monitor is Acer I will DEFINATELY be changing it, but it will be a similar one (~22 inches, 1920 by 1080, ~190$) i will personally boycott acer from now on...
cheap keyboard and mouse also come out to be about 30 bucks
CPU Cooler?? Do you require a heat sink for your build so you can overclock your X4 955?
thanks ill get what u suggested... i was trying to avoid a mobo without onboard video just because i didnt feel like buying a video card just yet but i guess i can buy a little 30 dollar one to hold me over till i get the 5770
Yeah, because you have it. The majority of experiences based on NewEgg consumer feedback say differently, but ultimately it's up to the user if he wants to get it or not. Western Digital was great a year ago (in my opinion), but everyone's entitled to one! Good luck to you!
Thanks for all the input. I will get the seagate simply because it's faster. If it fails quicker than a WD normally would, then I'll just buy another anyways. Besides, it's not like 500 gb will last me long anyways. And hdds aren't that expensive anymore.
Seagate is a reliable manufacturer (well... after their 7200.11 firmware issues). They should last a good while without worries. I would rank them right behind WD than followed by Samsung (I do like my Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB though )