Additional Comments: Hey, my name is Steve and im brand new to the tomshardware forums. I have been planning on buying a new computer for Christmas not having much of computer building experience or time to build one myself. I was wondering if this computer is worth the price for what it has in it.
Just looking at the computer it does have a steep price tag but with the financing it will be alot easier to pay off for me. The computer has a x58 board which I read was very customizable and a decent i7 cpu in the 930 which again I read could be overclocked somewhat to perform better. The only fault I see in the computer would be the graphics card where I read was not up to par compared to Nvidia or ati's 5700+ series. However, i read you can use some software to overclock it 31%+. I may decide to upgrade the card depending if this is a good deal or not. (possibly to a Nvidia card or the ati 5870.)
My build would consist of my hope is to be able to get it cheaper to around the price if not lower than the Hewlet packard computer I seen at bestbuy. However, the bestbuy one doesn't have a monitor or speakers.
Alright this is what I can come up with building my own computer to what I would want it to be im not sure if I am missing anything.
I was hoping to have it 300-500$ cheaper since I would be building it myself. If anyone could help me make this cheaper but around the same speed also im not sure if I have everything on the computer that I need since I have never built one myself. Although I do have keyboard/mouse and OS here.
What I plan on doing with the computer is playing Starcraft II, World of warcraft Cata (would like 30+Fps on good to ultra settings) also maybe a shooter like battlefield or black ops.
I'm looking for opinions because I see this site has some very intelligent people in it and would help me along the way to getting a nice setup computer that would last me.