Hi all, wanted your approval before I buy. I've built about 30 computers, about 10 years ago, for work, personal use, and friends. I have a fair understanding, but its all related to 10 yo technology. The last computer I built was a 1.0ghz AMD Thunderbird. Please look over and see if I am doing something wrong or have better advice...
Approximate Purchase Date: 2 Weeks
Budget Range: $750-$900 After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Hard Drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: High reliability, MicroATX
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200
Additional Comments: Quiet, Reliable, Good FPS and graphics quality for games for next 2 years or so without upgrades. Ability to upgrade. First game purchases would probably be Black Ops, Fall Out NV, WOW.
Here is what I have so far. I know absolutely nothing about current generation video cards, I guessed...
Not a bad build, but would recommend a P67 instead of H67 and also a K series processor in case you want to overclock at a later date. Check out the copy-n-paste below. You can probably get under $900 by changing the case and / or GPU. Either way you are on the right track...
"Borrowed" from another thread (from MadAdmiral). Prices are from Newegg...
CPU: i5-2500K $225
Mobo: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 $153
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $65
HDD: Spinpoint F3 1 TB $65
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 750W $80
Case: HAF 922 $100
GPU: HD 6950 $270 after rebate. Flash the BIOS to make it a 6970.