Okay so i have a list built on a computer i plan on building as my first. I admit, i went a little overboard with some stuff but i'm not entirely sure it's a completely sound system. I was wondering if someone would perhaps take a look and give me an opinion on how well i've done and any improvements i may need.
Here's the list: http://pastebin.com/Gx0r6zwv
I was wanting to make my wish list public but newegg doesn't update what you publish to public list immediately.
Going with the Antec 300 would save you $38. You also do not need the PC tools kit and the anti-static wrist strap which if you were to remove them would save you an additional $17. Total savings = $55.
Now if you put the saving directly into the video card you have $185 to work with. With that you can get a gtx 460 like the sonic version from palit: It is for $190. There is also a rebate which would bring it down to $165 after rebate. It comes with mafia 2 and just cause 2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Make sure to not get the gtx 460 1gb SE version. Remember SE= slow version with some cores disable in comparison to the original gtx 460 1gb. Also the gtx 460 is a great overclocker, so if you get it don't forget to overclock for its full potential.
Note: $25 rebate expires today. But don't fear and don't panic. There is always another rebate. I would let this rebate pass. Palit will likely have another rebate in a few weeks.
Video cards in the $180-90 price range are the gtx 460 1gb and the hd 6850 which are relatively equal in performance.
You could also consider this: HIS hd 6870 which is normally in the $240 price range is at $200 after a $20 rebate. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Assuming you got the rebate, you would be $10 over the $900 limit.
Thanks, this is a lot of helpful advice. I'm willing to sacrifice for now for room for expansion in the future so I think I am going to go with the case I have picked. Plus, with it's $50 instant rebate it's a pretty good sell and has room for water cooling and just overall great cooling from what I read.
I'll probably take your advice on the toolkit, and use some of that money on a better graphics card, and maybe even splurge a little over my limit for it.
I don't know a lot about graphics cards so I just used the radeon 5770 as a jumping off point because my friend has one and it seems to handle pretty well.
Thanks again, I'm off to do a little more research on these cards and see what happens. I'll probably be back in about an hour or so.
I went with the palit as it has a $30 instant rebate and a $25 MIR and has the 2 games.
With shipping the grand total is $988.45, before shipping it's $943.88 which is fair enough considering I'm getting about $55 in MIR's, around $120 in instant rebates, and 3 free games. All-in-all, I'd say it's a fair enough trade-off.
Thanks again for the help guys.
I'll be updating eventually on how the actual building goes.