It has been over 6 years since I built my computer and it is time for a new one. I would really like to build one, but I am not up on the current information on what parts will work well with other parts. I want to also be able to add a Blue Ray player when the prices come down. I want to be able to run a HDMI cable to a HDTV in another room and try NetFlix streaming from my computer to the HDTV. So I want a simple video card that will run both the video and sound through the HDMI cable.
Here is the information requested in the sticky above:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Any time the sooner the better! BUDGET RANGE: $500-$700 Before Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Netflix, surfing the internet, some very light gaming I have not been doing FPS for some time.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers ( I want to get a 1080p monitor but not included in this budget )
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Hard to beat newegg.com, but I can be swayed with a great deal! COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)
PARTS PREFERENCES: I like the looks of the AMD CPUs with my budget!
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I really like the looks of lots of bling on my case! Yes, I know grow up, but is too late for that advise!
I have been reading here on Tom's for some time and putting some parts in a shopping cart at NewEgg. I plan to put two copies of this shopping list so that I can keep the original version and have one to edit when I get better advise on the build (I am sure my list is in need of some changes).
shipping is $15.80
promo codes: - $20
or a TOTAL of $555.73 with the $60 rebates if I get them!!!
I really am up for changing anything on this build. I think the processor is enough for my needs. I like the looks of the case. I am unsure about the brand or type of the MSI motherboard...any suggestions would be great. Also is this a good choice of memory? I need to add in a card with a parallel port so I can use my old HP LaserJet...any suggestions would be great!
First I want to apologize for not getting back to this thread that I started. I ended up spending the money I had set aside for the computer build for a new 47" HDTV. The TV that I had been looking at came on sale and I could not resist! I was also having problems with my DSL modem rebooting when I would try to read the forums here on Tom's. Any idea what was happening? I could look around at other sites, but only had the problems with Tom's forums. That probably made leaving a message a problem. The last couple of days the problem has gone away....thankfully.
Thank you batuchka for going to the trouble and time to make up a complete build. It looks great, but things will change before I gather up another 6 or 7 hundred dollars for another build.
gkay09....I also have been looking at the NZXT M59 case. It is a great looking case. I also like the Antec Illusion, but it is a little more money than the combo that I listed. Thanks for the links!