APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next couple of weeks
BUDGET RANGE: $500-$650 Before Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, RAM, DVD Drive, Hard Drives.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NewEgg I guess
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.A., Texas
PARTS PREFERENCES: It doesn't matter, I've always used Intel brands but whatever is best bang for my buck.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Nah, I think 1 decent video card will suffice.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 (I think)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I don't need the top of the line, brand new stuff. I just need affordable parts. I primarily play MMORPGs and I'm okay with a good resolution and don't need the highest settings. I'm more concerned about loading times and FPS compared to resolution.
If you really want to drop the price you can grab this Case/PSU combo instead. It's $50 in savings but a not as good case. Either PSU will run the system, though the Fatality one does have more headroom and a lot more 12v rail amperage.
The new Rosewill Green PSUs have received favorable reviews; I think the last one I saw was at hardwaresecrets.com. They are a far sight better than the old Rosewill PSUs which destroyed their reputation.
In terms of the case i actually use it. It is definately not the most well built case but its decent. It serves my purpose even if it is a little flimsy. It is definately higher quality and most of the other cheaper cases. If you are afraid to use the vortex i would use this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...