I am currently planning about my 1st PC build since my macbook pro on bootcamp is not enough for newer games I live in the Philippines and sadly I don't have much part choices.
My budget is around 500$(estimated conversion from peso to $) and I plan to build it within the month
I usually game, surf the net, and watch movies on my macbook so Id probably do the same on a PC.
The games I might play are those that are new like BlackOps
Parts that I don't need are: Keyboard, Mouse, OS, CD drive, Monitor(1680x1050), Graphics Card(Ati Radeon 4870), PSU(FSP Blue Storm Bronze 500), and I might reuse an older case
Overclocking is just a maybe if I will need the extra speed or not.
I won't need Crossfire because the card is older and by the time I upgrade Id need a newer model
For Sites, Im going to use Newegg.com so I can check a comparable price but I will buy at a local store.
Im not really sure though if Im going to go with i5-2500k since there is still no price here and the p67 mobos are still hard to find
As you can see I still haven't chosen a motherboard that is because I find it hard to choose 1 given my mobo budget of 70$-120$ and the fact that I prefer Asus, ECS or MSI because it will be easier to find .