Monitor: 15" VGA LCD Note: Will hopefully be upgrading soon, but not as part of this build.
I'm planning to use an AMD quad core with an ATI graphics card (maybe getting a 2nd at a later date, so I'd prefer to have a Crossfire-compatible system). Here is what I am currently thinking:
OVERCLOCKING: Probably SLI or CROSSFIRE: Eventually
MONITOR RESOLUTION: up to 1600x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Trying to put something together that will let me play decent current games (like Fallout 3) and HD video, with room for expansion as minimum requirements continue to rise in the coming years.
I'd like to get some feedback about the build overall. I'm at about $800 right now, and I'd really can't go much more than that.
Things I am fairly unsure about are the power supply, and the RAM (What is the '10600' stand for? I know I need DDR3 1333, but I don't know what the difference is between PC3 10600, PC3 10660, and PC3 10666).
I would appreciate feedback on the CPU/Videocard/Motherboard selection as well.
Also, I realize that I'll be fairly limited with my current monitor, but try not to take that into consideration, as I hope to be upgrading before long.