This is the first time I've built a computer from scratch. I've tried to do as much research as possible, much of it was through this forum, which has been invaluable. I tried to put together parts that work together so I'm not wasting your time. I really like the i5/5850 combo. I had the hardest time picking the ram, case and mobo. Im looking for suggestions, a heads up if any of the parts won't work well together or are just plain crap. Im also wondering what I would have to do if I wanted to overclock or crossfire in the future (2 years or so). Here we go....
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within 2 weeks; sooner the better BUDGET RANGE: 800-1000, cheaper is better
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, word processing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: i will buy from anywhere if it is the cheapest option (newegg.com, amazon, micro center) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: really like the i5/5850 combo
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC if that's in the budget
The motherboard is still available, you must be using a different microcenter location. I know microcenter has tax, but even with the tax it is still the cheapest place for both the motherboard (as long as open box is not a problem) and the i5-750 processor. The 8580 GPU is actually in stock as of right now.
Thanks for the insight into the RAM. I have made that change. Why did you suggest I change my HD? Is it a crappy HD? Cause microcenter has taxes? Cause I don't need 1TB?
If I decide to go against the open box, I can get the same mobo for $150 from amazon. Is there a cheaper mobo that I should get? I don't really know that much about mobo's other than i need a p55 and a LGA 1156 socket.