So as the title says, my knowledge of computers in general is somewhat limited but I am not entirely ignorant. I have tried to do my homework and get a great system while maintaining a respectable budget. I want to use this computer for gaming and although I mostly play WoW I want to be able to get 40+ frames on anything I play. I chose to go through ibuypower.com because I have never built my own computer and honestly, am a little intimidated by taking on such a task without guidance. However, if I can save hundreds of dollars by doing it on my own I am willing to undertake the task. Could you please look over my setup, and offer any advice on getting the most performance for my dollar while building the best system I can for around 2000 dollars or less. Thank you so much.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: April-march
BUDGET RANGE: $2000 or less
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, General Use.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor (using hdtv)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com - ibuypower.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: N/A.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe... w/ more experience
MONITOR RESOLUTION: believe it does 1080 p
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Best for the money xD
Gamer Paladin F725
Case ( CoolerMaster HAF 932 Full Tower Gaming Case - Black )
I'm going to go ahead and tell you that this section is for people who want to build a PC themselves. And that you shoudl build it yourself. You'd save a lot of money and/or get better parts. There are plenty of step-by-step guides that help you (the one stickied in the forum is excellent), and you've already found a great site for questions.
Here is the absolute best gaming PC you can get for $2,000:
If you'd like to save some money (or need to buy other stuff for it), you can get slightly cheaper RAM and save $45. The Mushkins are the fastest RAM on the market, but they're expensive. Likewise, you can get a smaller one and save $60, as you won't need to Crossfire the 5970 for a long, long time. Also, you don't need the aftermarket HSF until you start overclocking.