BUDGET RANGE: 400-600 USD Not factoring in rebates.(They don’t always work)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Homework, web-surfing, watching movies.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, speakers, PSU (OCZ Fatal1ty 550w), mouse , Video Card, optical drive (Maybe)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Tiger direct, Amazon.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Not too many preferences besides the cheap AMD Althlon x4
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024, but an upgrade is possible in the future
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would prefer a LED on the case and 2 PCIE 2.0 slots on the mobo(Crossfire>SLi). I want to be cheap, but I don’t want a piece of crap. I want something to last me 5-7 years.
So far I have a rough draft of this build. Its my first build, but I’m not a noob at this stuff… I am a wise fool (Sophomore if you will ). I have experience messing with my current gt5670, upgrading the graphics card, PSU, ect. This can’t be too much Harder. (Gonna use this http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/how_build_awe...
as a guide though, along with a few other articles)
I just realized I forgot to put the prices on there ….
it ends up being 545 USD without shipping or rebates. Also the optical drive I am debating on replacing or not is some Labelflash DVD-rw that works fine and came with my gateway 5670.
I already have a video-card (5750 I got for cheap off eBay last week). Would the HAF 912 be big enough/fit a 5970? Just in case I upgrade soon. Is the Mobo any good or are there any better ones? I heard that Gigabyte is better for Mobos. If there is a better case than what I have listed,tell me. Those are the top ones that I found.
if its for gaming a phenom ii x2 555 will work better cause it has cache l3... and if u want more cores u can unlock 2 cores with ur mobo... so u better get a phenom ii x2 555... and with that budget i will not spend that much on a case... u can stay with ur optical...
I have a 320 GB hard-drive now and its waaaaaaayyy too thin. beerhelmet, you have been the most help and so Im gonna select you as the best answer. Some of the things I might skimp on ($155 CPU to a $100 one) and I might get the HAF 922, but who knows. I'll make another thread about this when Im really close to ordering them. (Last minute panic lawl)
Thank you all!
(For my first post I have noticed this forum is very friendly)