I am building a desktop primarily for gaming, and was looking for some advice. To start, here are my components:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
ASUS Black something or another
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel
I am not planning on over-clocking, but crossfire is a possibility.
Im sort of a noob at this, so I would appreciate any advice on making it more cost effective. Feel free to change stuff completely, but keep it AMD/ATI thats all. I am not on a super strict budget but around 1500 dollars would be nice. Also, do I need a separate CPU cooler?
sorry guys, im new to this site and didn't know about the request form. well here it is:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
BUDGET RANGE: 1500-1600
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: high end gaming, multitasking,
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS (windows 7)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: antec 900 case (its super awesome), HD monitor in the 21-25 inch range, i hear AMD is more cost effective but if your intel build is awesome then id be happy to do that. just want the best gaming pc for my budget. my build was just a suggestion.
OVERCLOCKING: maybe later
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: yes in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: highest
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: fairly quiet, monitor suggestion would be nice,