Budget Range: $900 - $1200 (around $1100 would be great)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers -- anything that belongs outside of the case really. I will require an OS.
Country of Origin: US
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Parts Preferences: I would like to use a Corsair 600t case. I don't have much of a brand preference when it comes to everything else.
SLI or Crossfire: Eventually
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I've had some experience repairing computers, and swapping out parts, but this will be my first "from the ground up" build. Any additional bits of advice would be greatly appreciated.
Here is what I'm considering so far. I'm worried that some of it may be overkill, or that I may not be getting the best performance for my money. Let me know what your suggestions are. Thanks.
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I like the aesthetics of this case, and I'm willing to spend some extra money in this area. This is pretty much the only piece of the build that I'm certain about.
HP Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA 24X Multiformat DVD Writer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I realize that I can find a better drive for around the same price or less, but considering that this is the only other visible part of the build, I figure I might as well go with something that I like the looks of. I don't plan on getting much use out of it anyways.
Scraping together all of the combo deals and after-holiday promos that I could find, the total comes to $1,161.89 US.
So, good build? Bad? Have I done anything that exposes my naivety in this entire matter? Let me know your thoughts and suggestions.
Alright thanks, I think I'll take your advice on the mobo and cooler. Going with 4GB Mushkin RAM, and keeping the HDD that I picked out (it's $20 off in combo, and takes advantage of the 6Gb/s). Wish me luck.