Hello there! New to the forums. This is my first build and I have relied heavily on the advice of friends, but I thought I'd get a more professional opinion.
Approximate Purchase Date: Parting as I get the money. (Within 2 months)
Budget Range: under ~$1750
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet...Gaming.
Parts Not Required: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: I plan on sticking with the Radeon HD 5850.
Overclocking: Maybe, but nothing that needs watercooling.
SLI or Crossfire:
Additional Comments: It's mainly for running WoW, Starcraft 2, other high quality games. I do a lot of multi-tasking, multiple videos/games running at the same time. Got the 750W over the 650W for the 4 PCIe for future upgrades.
If you're waiting to get the cash for this build, i would wait until Intel Sandy Bridge comes out or perhaps even AMD Bulldozer and then post again. You will be able to get a brand new platform within your budget range... Also, if you read the article below, it seems WOW (not sure about starcraft) seems to benefit from Both Intel CPU's and Nvidia GPU's as opposed to AMD/ATI...
At this point I have the Case, PSU, HDD, and CD Drive. Just need the internals MoBo, CPU, GPU, and OS. What should I wait on and what should I grab now? Should I get something less pricey for what I'm trying to spend?
All the above costs $1,692.00 if shipping to the east coast 3-day shipping. This system will work wonders for you for a very long time and if you find yourself needing more video card power it will support adding another GTX 570 for SLI.
If you were going to wait for Sandy Bridge, the only thing that would change here would be the motherboard and CPU, the rest would stay.
The Solid State Drive is where i would install the operating system.