APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Whenever the price is best BUDGET RANGE: Under $1000 before rebates, including shipping and CA taxes
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, watching movies, surfing the web, programming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, OS, monitor, any peripheral (possible exception -- see comments)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: amazon.com (no taxes) newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: California, United States
PARTS PREFERENCES: No real preferences, I may prefer an Intel processor, but unsure
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080 (LED if it matters)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I need to be able to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Not sure if you guys would prefer a PCI card or using a peripheral, up to you. If possible, I would like to have over 500GB of HDD storage.
GPU : take the Gigabyte, believe me, you don't want to have powercolor in your system. I have plenty of bad experience with powercolor.
From not correctly mounted heatsink, memory overheat, broken only less than 1 year, broken caused by no reason, etc.
I know it happened 5-7 years ago, asI bought 3 GPUs form powercolor because they were cheap. Cheap...that is the problem...cheap quality too, 3 of them are broken on the same year.
3 times in a row? It is not a coincidence!
Powercolor has never been in my shopping list ever again.
Gigabyte is always on my shopping list. I am always satisfied with Gigabyte products.