APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP; likely two weeks from today.
BUDGET RANGE: $600 before rebates if possible.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming > Movies > Surfing/music
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD; I have a rough build outlined already.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is a PC mainly for SC2 and hopefully Diablo III in the future. SC2 ultra settings would be peachy, and is achievable by the Radeon 5770 quite well from what I've read. Anyhow, here is a list of parts I've pieced together from various sites and topics here, I'd *love* feedback if anything I've chosen is sub-par or has compatibility issues, etc. Thanks in advance!
I am olso going to buy a ~500$ gaming pc. I have already chose it.So i think it may help you. I have done an amd based pc.it is olso 64 bit windows7 capable. 1.Processor: Amd phenom ii 555 x2 black edition ~100$ amd phenom ii 710 x3 ~95$ amd athlon ii 620 x4 ~87$ (phenom ii 555 x2 is best for gaming & athlon ii 620 x4 is best for multitasking) 2.motherboard: msi 785gm-e65 ~75$ asus m4a785td-m evo ~79$ ecs 785g ~75$ gigabyte ga-ma770t-ud3 ~82 (all are am3 capable) 3. Memory : Corsair/g.skill 2gb ~45$ 4gb ~85$ (both are 1333 mhz if you looking for 1600(oc) mhz it will cost little extra but it will be good for oc ) 4. Hard drive: seagate barracuda 250gb ~35$ 5. Gpu: xfx 5750 hd ~145$ xfx 5770 hd ~160$ sapphire 5770 hd vaporx ~170$ (5770 will be better option for little extra) 6. Powersupply: you need 450 watt or more .there are many kind of product in market. take one which suits you best . If you want to xfire in future them buy psu of >750watt. 7. Dvd drive: sony 24x ~20$ . Monitor: asus/viewsonic/hp anything with dvi port and 1600x900 ~100$
So the budget is ~ 600$
Awesome, thanks for finding those bundles! I think I'll follow more advice from this topic and use these savings to pick up the GTX460, and pick up the CL7 speed G.SKILL RAM. I forgot to mention I also didn't need a DVD drive, I still plan to use my current one.
I'll be sure to update how my build goes when I get around to ordering everything, and thanks again for the responses!