SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (specifically, WoW), internet, general use
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Amazon
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: I would really prefer an nVidia GPU.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I put together a wish list on Newegg, and I want to be sure that everything looks okay. I've selected the parts that I have because everything (except for the optical drive) is on sale either through email promotions or combo deals and the setup comes to about $768 after shipping and all discounts.
EDIT: I'm also looking for advice about the GPU. I know it's an older generation card so I'm wondering how it handles. I really wanted to get an eVGA 460 1 GB but it pushes my budget a little higher than I'd like.
this build can max out any game at 1080p with 30+ fps
August 4, 2010 1:54:22 AM
I definitely like that I'm getting a better CPU + GPU + Mobo there, but I'm not sure about the PSU. I had a bad experience with an OCZ PSU in the past and I was aiming elsewhere if possible. The Corsair I have in my build is on sale right now for just $59.99 after MIR. I may try to work it in there somewhere.
That antec shell shocker will work fine for a build with 1 GTX460 and phenom. You should combo it with that Antec twohundred case = both for $50 after rebates... since you're on a budget, thats a good start.
I'd follow the above build for the rest of it - will come out to arond $700 after rebates with the above parts plus the Antec case/PSU combo for 50bucks
Okay, after sleeping on it and reading some reviews, I've warmed up to the OCZ PSU. The one I had that gave me some trouble was an OCZ ModXZStream... 2 DOA units. The only change I'm thinking is I may switch out the case you suggested for the Storm Scout just because I really like that one. We'll see.