System Usage from Most to Least Important: General use(internet, streaming), light gaming(older games, and maybe some newer on lower setting)
Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, or wherever the deals are.
Country of Origin: U.S.A
Parts Preferences: Most likely AMD considering the budget...
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024, 1440x900,
Additional Comments: Mainly looking for advice on what to get with this budget. The light gaming could be sufficient with a 5770(if it can fit within the budget). I'm aware of Sandy Bridge, but not sure how that will affect things.
The only reason I mentioned the 5770 or something around that is on the part that I most likely have to buy Win 7 along with this. But given I will make the purchases in about 1-2 weeks I'll have some extra $$$ hopefully. Best to say I'm not worried about playing games on highest or near high detail. If it runs on medium settings I'll be a happy camper.
Gonna see if anyone else has more advice or build suggestions.
Screwy's is a very nice build,as is sr26. The only problem I see in sr26's build is the psu, considering the mobo is cf capable and the 6850 scales really well in cf. For just a single card solution the psu is great.
If you want to keep the settings down low and squeeze win7 in there, the 5770 is still a relatively decent perfomer. If you can afford the extra cash definitely go for the gtx460 or 6850
I would note that screwy lists the GTX 460 SE....not the regular 460. SR26 has a great system with a tremendous GPU configuration. However, I don't know what the story is with a 380W power supply for those components.
I only bring this up because I opened a 13 year old rig about a month ago, and it had a 300W power supply for a whole bunch of manufacturer / stock components with an onboard GPU.
Aside from that, both builds look awesome in the price range. I could be overly worried too.