Hi all! First off, thanks for the help and patience you give to people of less knowledge in this particular field. My previous computer took a dump a few months back and i am having withdrawals. I, of course like any other human being, want to keep this rig as price efficient as possible without sacrificing on quality. I will probably be figuring in an OS into the final price of this computer, so keeping it under $700 before the OS would be great.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, gaming, multitasking, general usage, some music/photo storage
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com preferably
PARTS PREFERENCES: Best bang for buck. Have no discrimination.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe **would be my first attempt at either**
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Using 32" Soyo HDTV as my main monitor. their website claims 1366x768. Also using small 16" monitor as dual screen.
I had previously posted a build was quick to realize I had some more work to do. This build is right at 600$ without the OS!
I tend to play MMO's generally with some mixture of FPS/strategy tossed in. Are the cpu and gpu the right choices? Quad-core? Maybe squeeze some more cash into a 5850? Questions I leave to your superior knowledge.
thanks again for all the replies. been busy at work and couldn't get time to respond...
my apologies, i did leave out those items. I have a cooler master 690 case, optical drives, and an older 250gb HDD will be used as a back up. I also have an older antec tp3- 550w psu. Although i think its time for a new one.
my current build...
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail