SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming and web.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, Best buy and Circuit city are local I can most likely get everything except the GPU and RAM locally.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.
PARTS PREFERENCES: No brand preferences; just want a solid build.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Single GPU. Single moniter.
MONITOR RESOLUTION:The moniter I have had is 1440x900 and I want to upgrade to either a 1680x1050 or 1600x900.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: What is the upside to a SSD boot drive with SATA III? In comparison to just a single HD. And I want an 80-PLUS Gold certified PSU.The previous "custom built" pc I bought via newegg is an Ibuypower with a 16 dollar psu. This was 2 years ago didn't know what I was getting myself into
Case : I have it narrowed to three but I am beginning to think I should get the one with a PSU mounted on top so it's further away from the HD and it would seem more heat efficient than a bottom mount. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case 1; COOLER MASTER COSMOS (179.99$)
^ Good selection of parts...
If going with a single card config, then try and get the fastest one there...Also this HIS HD 5870 would only cost ~$30 more and you would save even more with this combo if it still be available then... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
The reason I chose the 5850 over the 5870 was just because looking at benchmarks on games like Crysis it gives about 10-15~ fps increase so I didn't think it was worth the 5870 for SW:ToR but hey might as well upgrade anyway. The combo deals I didn't check because you can never count on how long those are going to last but hopefully those two are still around when I begin my build. What's the difference with eSATA? That and im not too big of a fan of Gigabyte mobos. But i'm open minded.