SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (MW2, fallout, prototype..etc), I also want to be able to run skype video and a movie file at the same time, when i do this now on my core 2 duo (2.0ghz) laptop, everything lags and the processor can't keep up
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, amazon, microcenter
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ks, US
PARTS PREFERENCES: I prefer intel processors, ati gpu
OVERCLOCKING: Depending on how cool i can keep the cpu, i heard alot of the new i processors from intel can be overclocked near 4ghz which would be awesome as long as they dont get too hot
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not now, but in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Never built a pc in my life, but you have to start somewhere.
-------------------------------------------- i7-930 bloomfield $290
For the processor i was thinking an i7 930, but alot of people said if my greatest concern is gaming i can save alot of money by sticking with an i5 instead
HIS hd 5850 $300
I dont know too much about gpu brands.
So that brings me to $1064 leaving me in need of a motherboard and HDD. I would like a motherboard that will accept my gpu and another 1 in the future if possible, and also have sata 6gb/s for a faster hdd since i dont have money for an ssd right now.
I would agree and say the i5 750 is the way to go. When it comes to gaming the i7 offers you little in performance gain. The great advantage of going for i5 750 is not just the price saved on the CPU, but also savings on RAM and motherboard, usually it means enough money to get a better GPU which will give far more performance gains than the i7 does
Thats funny that you too completely changed my build but it was exactly the same between yours. Anyways thank you both for the help, its great to have some guidance building my first pc. One more question though, should i need to buy any extra material? Thermal paste for cpu, cables, screws, etc... or will all of that be included?
You shouldn't need anything extra. SATA cables will come with the motherboard, thermal past comes with the HSF, and screws come with the case. Just make sure you have a couple of difference sizes of screwdrivers and you're all set.