Approximate Purchase Date: Soon, this week possibly. Would it be better to wait?
Budget Range: $1500 a little more is ok.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HD Movies, Schoolwork, Other random stuff
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, speakers, mouse, monitor (I want a new one but its going to have to wait)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Preferably amazon because of no tax and free shipping, but things that are out of stock on amazon I can go to newegg or maybe tiger direct.
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel CPU and preferably top of the line video card like the gtx 580. Also I would REALLY like a mid tower so it can fit underneath my desk, but i want it to be kind of a big mid tower so it has good cooling and can fit a good cpu cooler and gtx 580
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in future.. probably not.
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 right now but in the future 1920x1050.
Additional Comments: I'm kinda undecided on the case and cpu cooler. I'm having a hard time choosing these two because for one i'd prefer a mid tower, but i want it to be big enough to fit a decent cpu cooler. And at the same time, i'd prefer the cpu cooler actually doesn't interfere with my motherboard or ram slots and the such.
Parts I have in mind (Any insight or suggestions on these would be helpful):
I would like to keep it inexpensive for the most part. Probably right around 110 max for a case. Maybe HAF 922, CM II 690 advanced? Need a lot of advice on a good mid tower reasonably priced.
And finally the GPU -
Are you sure you want to jump the ship on the GTX 580, without checking out the ATI's offerings? Even if not interested, but with its release, it would drive down the prices of these cards too...
Also for your resolution even a GTX 470 would suffice and also when you upgrade the monitor, you can add 1 more in SLI, which would be very powerful...
Thanks for your response. I forgot to add the HDD. That was actually the one I was going to pick as my storage drive because I have a vertex 2 120gb ssd already to put in as well. Thanks for your insight on the coolers and case.
And the GPU issue. I was actually probably going to go for the 6900 series because I am not really a fanboy of either company, but the whole delay thing has me worried. The current computer i'm using has a x1950gt with a amd athlon 64 x2 3800+.... It has served me well but it is getting pretty ancient and can't play Black Ops. What I normally do is buy a good computer every 4-5 years and just have it last. With the whole delay on the AMD cards, i'm not sure when we will even see them. They said the NDA is supposed to be lifted the 13th of December right? But I don't think that means it is going to be released right then. I don't know If i cant wait till 2011.