Approximate Purchase Date: End of December/early January
Budget Range: $1500 max before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet surfing, Office, Photoshop/Lightroom, light music production.
Parts Not Required: Speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any. I just prefer that all of the parts come from the same website.
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: I was thinking AMD, but open to suggestions.
Overclocking: Probably not.
SLI or Crossfire: Either.
Monitor Resolution: I don't know. The computer I'm on now uses 1152 x 864, but it doesn't really matter.
Additional Comments: Needs to include two monitors. Also OS.
I mostly play WoW but plan on playing SC2 as well. I realize these games aren't too graphics intensive, but I would like the option to play more graphics intensive games in the future.
Reason for dual monitors: I used to have a setup with my laptop and an old CRT monitor and I've been in love with dual monitors ever since. It just makes browsing/chatting/etc. much more enjoyable. I probably won't be gaming on both monitors.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
ASUS VH236HL-P Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor w/height & swivel adjustment
$229.99 -$30.00 Instant $399.98
Update14-150-507 XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity
$279.99 -$10.00 Instant $269.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM
Update13-131-644 ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:Crosshair IV Formula
$229.99 -$10.00 Instant $219.99
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$159.98 -$20.00 Instant $139.98
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active ...
$169.99 -$30.00 Instant $139.99
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Model # RW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
This should keep you going for a while and you can add another vid card in future.Also you could probably get by with a cheaper motherboard and vid card, but they help to keep the pc fresh for a little longer life cycle with the overclock and additional feature sets. hope this helps. Also all parts from newegg, go egg!!