I am getting ready to purchase a gaming pc, and this is what I have come up with after reading a few different websites and several threads on here. This will be my first build and any advice/input would help. Mainly I am just wondering if the RAM/CPU/Mobo will all be compatible. But any suggestions on getting the build better without losing performance would be awesome as well.
Approximate Purchase Date: Next Week.
Budget Range: Less than $1,000 after rebates.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, very light picture editing.
Parts Not Required: Do not need Mouse/Keyboard.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Country of Origin: United States
Parts Preferences: No preference really. Set on Full Tower and the Monitor I chose.
Overclocking: No, for now. This is first build, scared to try anything fancy.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes, but for now just the one Video Card.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: This is what I have come up with as of now.
Aznshinobi and Why_Me have put together some very good builds recently. For a quick guide to what you should get for price, check out aznshinobi's builds here: http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Batuchka's build is solid, but I'd go with an Antec 300 Illusion case (look up on newegg) and the PSU...well that's a different story. 620W is not enough if you plan to crossfire a juggernaut of a card--which is worth noting if you go with a build like Batuchka's and can spend $80 more than he did (for $1000 total). If you can spend $80 more, you may as well get the GTX 570. You cannot handle two in SLI without overclocking a Phenom II. As to that Phenom II--since money's an issue, the only difference between a 965 and a 955 is the multiplier (so long as you're buying the C3 revision, which matters). Considering the multiplier is unlocked for both...well, the only difference becomes price IF you're willing to open up your bios.