APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-4 months
BUDGET RANGE: $500 (maybe $600)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, PSU (550w SLI cert), Vid card (GTS 250 1gig), Hdd, optical drive, case (will re-use old one)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Good quality, good price
OVERCLOCKING: I would like to OC the processor slightly.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Potentially.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x 1024 (may upgrade in the next year or so. Not a big deal).
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I was going to go with the i5, but opted for AMD due to being slightly cheaper and giving a good bang for the buck. Also, I would love input for the MoBo... I am not certain what a "good" motherboard would be for AMD, as I am usually and intel guy.
Below is what I am looking at currently:
GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 890GX
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1600 (PC3 12800)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
Plus Windows 7 64 bit OEM puts me at just under $500 before promotional codes.
Any further suggestions?
(sorry for the poor linking... I am at work and need to get going. lol)
Also, I would love input for the MoBo... I am not certain what a "good" motherboard would be for AMD, as I am usually and intel guy.
I am having a PC built for me atm (i just don't have time) and the setup is identical except I am going with a Gigabyte GA 880 at the suppliers recommendation (i am not very fluent with motherboard stats either), and i am going for xfx 5850 and 750W psu (Antec) and he assures me it will work brilliantly.