APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:This Week BUDGET:$850-900, primary concern is getting the best price-performance ratio. SYSTEM USAGE BY IMPORTANCE:Gaming Gaming Gaming. I will also be using it for some photo editing stuff but not in any super CPU crunchy capacity. Multitasking not important PARTS NOT REQUIRED:Optical drive, monitor, mouse & keyboard, case PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I am partial to newegg but I will shop wherever the best deal is. PARTS PREFERENCE: Open to suggestions. In this price range probably going to be an AMD build. Reliable brands with good warranties. OVERCLOCKING: Very conservative CPU overclock just for a little bump. Not experienced with OC. SLI/Xfire: Yes, as an upgrade path option 1 or 2 years down the line. DISPLAY RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
I've made some threads and done my research, these are the "final" parts list I've come up with for my build. I'd like some additional comments, suggestions, or pointing out of stupid mistakes before I pull the trigger.
if you have the slightly inclination of eventually upgrading the monitor go with the 5850, i fell if your not going, to be doing very cpu heavy tasks, just go ahead and beef up on gpu for an eventual monitor upgrade. I would also side with you on the ram, not really that important, performance wise it's nearly impossible to notice,