Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime within the next two weeks
Budget Range: $800 -$1000 After Rebates (I don't want to go past $1000)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Surfing The Internet
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com (I can be flexible with this as long as it's a website that ships in the US)
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Intel Sandy Bridge CPU
Overclocking: Yes (In the Distant Future)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1024x800
After reading numerous threads on this site I decided to go with this build for now. Overall it comes to about $940. I'm just not sure whether it works or if it's the best for the price. I'm willing to change anything in this build if anyone can convince me to do so except for the cpu.
So you're over $1000 to get it to your house... then about $60 in mail in rebates will get you back under. Just wasn't sure if you would be able to cover the initial shipping.
Assuming that's ok, then it looks like you've done a terrific job.
Yep but I wouldn't bother with that, the XFX is factory overclocked and faster than a regular 6950 and can be pushed even further. Or he can OC himself almost any 6950 to the 6970 level. Anyway in his budget, at least a HD 6870 or a 560.
Your list will work, as is, but I have some suggestions:
1) The engine of a gaming pc is the graphics card. A gtx460 768 is weak, compared to the cpu. At your low resolution, you might be OK. Still, I would save elsewhere and spendmore on a more modern card like the GTX560ti. Particularly of you will ever use a 1080P monitor. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Thanks for the suggestions. After listening to you guys I decided to change the build a little. I added a Radeon 6950 card and downgraded the mobo. My budget is flexible but I just don't feel comfortable going over a thousand. Give or take $100 isn't really an issue.
@geofelt Thanks for the advice. I am a student but I'm not in college so it's not my money that I'm using and I don't think that an academic license applies to me.
Will I need more power with the new graphics? I heard that there were issues with fitting the Radeon 6950 into certain cases. Will it fit into the Antec 300?
Thanks. I didn't notice that it was a H67 motherboard. Unfortunately, the p8p67-m and p8p67-m pro are both sold out at Newegg so I have to go to TigerDirect to get it. I'll just go with the p8p67-m pro and stick with the rest of the build from Newegg.