APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Gonna probably get the MoBo and CPU this week, but will have to hold off for a little bit on the other stuff. Should be able to get it all by the beginning of August.
BUDGET RANGE: 300-500 if possible
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing the Net, Recording (guitar), Photo Editing and Video Editing (and viewing), Word Processing.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Tiger Direct or New Egg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: I hear good things about ASUS MoBos so I would really like to stick to that, and also I am a fan of AMD more than Intel mostly cause of cost I guess which is funny cause I am more of a Nvidia fan too.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not too sure about what I will run it in, but I have a 32 inch Westinghouse LCD TV that will be used as a monitor.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I just would like to get some opinions on the parts and how well everyone thinks it will turn out. I am pretty sure all the parts I selected are compatible, but I dunno how good they would be exactly for gaming and maybe if I wanted to overclock later. I also am trying to decide on a CPU cooler and I am hoping I get get some opinions from you guys on that. I have already narrowed it down pretty much between two for their low price, but I don't want to give up performance for low cost. I don't really mind how loud the fans are. I just am looking to build a computer that would be a good starter and easy to upgrade for gaming in the near future.
Well I looked at Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit they had it on Tiger for $100, but I am gonna be kinda tight on cash for this so I figured I might hold off on that. However since I am here I might as well tell you the plan and ask opinions.. I was planning on using the express gate on my mobo and just installing Linux. If this is a bad idea however please let me know and also let me know if you have any OS recommendations.