APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: by the 13th, so approximately one week or so BUDGET RANGE: ~$600 before rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, movies, school/work, surfing PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, perhaps fry's b&m (las vegas area) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD & ATI for cost purposes OVERCLOCKING: Maybe CROSSFIRE: Maybe MONITOR RESOLUTION: not too important to me, last time i've built a gaming comp was in 2003 so whatever's in nowadays ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: if you can perhaps point me in the way of a decent 22"-24" monitor to purchase down the line, i'd appreciate it ^^
here's a quick SS of what my build is at the moment:
^+2 good build.
I still recommend and use Dell monitors.
My new Dell 23" 2310H Pro Displayport monitor cost $180 Canadian on sale.
Fully adjustable including swivel plus 2 usb ports and Energy Star Gold rated.
3yr (1)dead pixel guarantee probably the best warranty in the industry.
Depending on the environment your rig will be in, might think about picking up one 120mm fan for the front of the case. The case only comes with one in the rear, and everywhere I have read about that case, about 90% of the reviews all recommend installing at least one more fan.
As for monitor, depending on if you want a built in TV tuner or not, I own SAMSUNG 2333HD. Been about 7 months now and no complaints to speak of really, other than I wish I wasn't so tall to require a monitor stand with it.