Its my first build and was keeping in mind the fact that i want to play Starcraft2 and have a computer that would last me 2-3 years before upgrading again. I've looked into a little about the processor i want and some other important components, but still am having trouble with getting the necessary pieces to work with the processor i have in mind. My budget is around 700-800 if possible, and i have an old case that i would like to use if possible. I am open to all suggestions and am willing to go higher or lower in any department to save money or to get better performance.
This is what im thinking about: (Not sure on what motherboard to get so i listed a few)
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103727
GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ...
Item #: N82E16814125318
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131402
I'm not to familiar with crossfire, but it seems like it would be okay. If crossfire needs a high end motherboard then maybe not, but if it isnt that much of a big leap from the motherboards i chose on the fly then thats fine. As for the case, I'm not sure what it is, I got it a while back its 19" x 17.5", it has a few usb ports of its own, case fan and 4 cd drive spaces (sorry for my lack of knowledge). Overall I just like that it has latches instead of screws for easy access to the inside. I dont mind purchasing a more up to date case if i have to, but if i can save a few bucks that would be great.
^ So let me put this simple - You want a fast PC(Not necessarily a Crossfire capable if a single card does the job), and would be even better if it is not expensive. Right ?
As for the case, the reason I asked about the case is because the current powerful graphic cards are long and might have clearance issues within the case, if possible give some more details like the model number of the case or any photo of it...
This is cheaper than what i expected, maybe getting a new case wouldn't be that bad after all. I was also wondering about the heatsink and fan, if you had any suggestions on any good ones. Another thing, is it good to get extended warranties on all the components i'm purchasing, or is it necessary only on specific things like the processor. thanks for the quick responses gkay
^ If you wont be overclocking, then the stock HSF would suffice IMO, but if you want one, then Cooler Master Hyper 212+ would be a very good option...
Extended warranties ? AFAIK most of the parts come with either 3Years(For most of the parts and 5years(PSU) and RAM and that GPU comes with Liftetime Limited, so I doubt you would need more warranty if you would probably upgrade say ~3+ years time...