APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: July 11, 2010 BUDGET RANGE: $500-$600 After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: SC2, other gaming, internet, schoolwork (word, excel, etc), movies.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Hard Drive, DVD Burner, OS, Monitor (i do not have it yet), Keyboard & mouse (i do not have it yet)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com (but any other legitimate site will do fine)
PARTS PREFERENCES: none
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: not too sure yet since I do not have it. probably nothing greater than 1680 x 1050.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: unfortunately i do not know too much about computers so i wont be able to compare certain specs with others. im also not too fimiliar with overclocking or SLI or crossfire but i will gladly learn about them if necessary. i do not have a monitor, keyboard and mouse yet but that will go onto a separate budget (not my original $500-$600). but if anyone has any suggestions for the monitor, keyboard and/or mouse, feel free to tell me. i appreciate any advice anyone has to offer. thanks a lot!
well, here are two builds that i just put together. im not too sure on what im doing. plus im pretty sure that i messed up somewhere (such as maybe some of the components are not compatibly with each other) but this is a learning experience for me. i would really appreciate it if someone could steer me in the right direction.
thanks for responding Hereisphilly! i really do like the mobo and gpu you chose. when i have time, i'll reconfigure my build again. does anyone else have any other advice or suggestions for me? i would really like to hear other's opinions on how to improve my builds or if i should stick with Hereisphilly's build. thanks a lot everyone!
Just a quick update, these Nvidia cards have come out really recently (like a few days),
and they beat the 5830, for the same price.
(I dont usually recommend nvidia of late, but atm, this is the card to beat at this price)
hahaha wow, thanks a lot! i was just about to ordered the parts but i will now surely update the video card that was chosen. once again i greatly appreciate your help and advice! thanks a lot Hereisphilly!