System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the net, minor work programs but they aren't intense software.
Parts Not Required: Case and Hard-drive.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Definitely Newegg, I live too close to a shipping hub
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: ASUS, Gigabyte, EVGA,
Overclocking: Yes, only to extend use
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I guess my main concern is longevity. I want it to play games at 1920x1080 for long as possible without an upgrade. I don't need the settings completely maxed but I would like them to be med-high (look good) on most settings if possible. This is the build I put together using this site
* CPU: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
* MOBO: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
* RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
* HSF: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm
* PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
* GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1373-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
* DVD: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model
* Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P
* OS: Windows 7
I think it's a bad idea to go with an Intel/nvidia build at the moment because AMD is cheaper, same performance and the new 6000 graphics cards beat the hell out of the lower end GTX's.. just saying if you want to consider it.
Yes Mr Pizza got it right +1. Also check this build i put together it's also same as Mr pizza has showed you but it's complete.. :
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 813131631R $94.99 ( you can crossfire in a future if you need to with this mobo.)
HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161349 $239.99 ( new very good performance and low power combustion.)
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139002 Was: $169.99 Now: $99.99 ( i choosed this PSU because it's a HX not a TX and it's really cheap but very good PSU.)
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.374195 Combo Discount: -$15.00 Combo Price: $184.97 ( plenty enough for gaming)
The 6870 out performes the gtx 470 in most of the games and has way better power combustion so the 6870 is the way to go,,, i can tell you that before the 6870 came out i wanted to go for a gtx 470 but when i seen the performance of 6870 and the power combustion and the low temperature that it runs on giving you room for overclocking, I changed my mind.