APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: I'm not expecting to buy this real soon, maybe by this Sept or Oct.
BUDGET RANGE: 1000 tops, preferably under 900.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, alt tab using internet while gaming to look up help, anything else.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: No preference, as long as its a reliable site.
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel mobo or processor.
OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024(though I may get a 1600x1200 in the near future)
I'm not really looking to play at high resolutions though maxed out maybe. So perhaps cut any excess that allows me to play maxed out at 1280x1024(or medium-low at 1600x1200). I haven't really built anything so I don't know what's excessive or not.
What I have so far runs me 1265$.
-With rebates 1185$
-Without sound card 1095$
-Things cheaper with sound card 1135$,
-Things cheaper with sound card after rebates 1080$
-Things cheaper without sound card after rebates 990$