First off I would like to thank everyone who puts there time and effort in to helping out. The "Recommended Builds by Usage" by techmo34 (and everyone else who provided comments and feed back) with all of the suggestions and links made my decision to build my own rather easy. With that said off the equipment!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime in the next week. I would like at have everything before my vacation at the end of the month
BUDGET RANGE: Up to $1,900
SYSTEM USAGE: Games (just getting in to gaming on computers), Multimedia, and the normal office work like word and excel
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor and Speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: The ones that can be trusted and with low prices
PARTS PREFERENCES: Kind of partial to Intel and Ati
OVERCLOCKING: I will be attempting to OC'ing. Is the heat sink I am thinking of using enough?
SLI/Crossfire: to start off with no, maybe in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 47" LG 1920 x 1080
So this is what I am thinking about going with for my build. The only thing I can not really decide on is the case. The only preference I have is one with a side window. I am open to suggestions about any piece / part of the build, this is my first and I am totally new at this. Thank you for you help!
Case: ?????? Don't know if it should have PSU on the bottom or the top? How many fans should the case have?
As you could probably tell the list of components is pretty much the same as the Gamer: $1,125.90 build.
Let me know what you think.
Again thank you to everyone who takes time out of there day to help!
Looks like a very good build to me. You could get by with a much smaller power supply though. Even running 2 x 5850s you really only need a 650w PSU ( or less even ). The Hyper 212 is a great cooler for the price. I might try IC Diamond thermal compound over the AC5. It seems to be superior.
I have an Antec 1200 and have never had any problems with it. I use the front headphone/mic jacks daily and they work great. I also work with several 300 Illusion cases regularly and have never had an issue with them either. I do not know for sure about the 902....I have never used one in a build.
The P7P55 series are great boards as far as I have used them. I like Gigabyte boards better myself but that is a personal thing....comparing the 2 is like comparing BMW and Mercedes. Some prefer one over the other but both are great.
I think you will find many "bad" reviews on Newegg are user error. I tend to disregard unless one specific issue stands out as being faulty. You would be surprised hom many people say their tech level is "high" because they have done one build.