im going to be using this build for gaming and school research (when needed)
my budget is $500-600 max i will by keyboard,mouse, and monitor separately.
as far as overclock,raid,and crossfirex i will be doing them much later when ihave more knowledge about them but i need a system now because what i have now is about 7-8yrs old lol cant take it too slow
so far this is what i have (want it to last atleast 3-5yrs)
CPU: Phenom II X3 740
MOBO: MSi 790X-G45
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws series 4GB
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5770
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500gb
Drive: dont know kinda want something that can play blueray but if budget cant afford it then its ok
PSU: dont know any quality once im guessing id need 600-700 for future overclock and crossfirex
Case: antec threehundred illusion black?
pretty much i want the "best bang for your(my) buck"
if there are combo deals pls let me know
I would probobly have to go with 5770 because i added windows7 home premiun and right now with everything added up its $698.79 with 5770 and windows7 home premium and there are two $20 mailinrebates to do one for each: gpu and psu
comes down to $658.79 including MIRs +tax+shipping with your build
its seems like a good deal to me just wanna hear more inputs
this is based on the build above provided by gkay09