Approximate Purchase Date: Some time between tomorrow and Thursday
Budget Range: 500-850 (I'm from TN so I have to pay a 9.75% tax on everything)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Hoping to run all modern games decently even if on lower graphic settings), Watching videos, Web surfing
Parts Not Required: Mouse and keyboard
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: No specific preference as long as parts are of a good quality
Overclocking: Prefer not to at this point
SLI or Crossfire: Prefer not to
Monitor Resolution: 1440 x 900 ( May go bigger later on, but current screen fits the budget well)
Additional Comments: I modified the 500$ system builder marathon rig to get this one. Just wanting to confirm that everything is compatible, and see if there is any way to cut back a bit money wise without sacrificing any major performance. (Guessing I could save some money with the case, but I'm not familiar with the brands and many of the reviews seemed vague)
Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $60 (Free Shipping) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Subtotal: 799.90 (Just had to post this since it was so crazy close to the 800 mark I was aiming for at first) Total: 877.31 (With taxes and shipping figured in)
I'm open to all criticism on this build Thanks in advance.
Looks like a great build. That video cards will be overkill for most current PC games. Crysis 2 isn't more demanding than crysis 1. One recommendation I could give would is for a larger PSU. I would say a 600w just in case of OC and capacitor aging. Also if you have other PCs with DVD drives and game using steam or Dl services then it would be a good idea to get rid of the DVD drive altogether. It saves energy and space. Plus if you ever need to get information off a disk just use the other PC and transfer the information to a flash drive.
Thanks I'll look into improving the PSU a bit. As for the graphics card I'm not sure if cutting back on it would be good. (I'm planning on playing portal 2, mass effect 3, elder scrolls skyrim, and a few other games that haven't even been released yet)
The dvd drive is just for installing windows pretty much. I probably won't keep it plugged in after that. (except maybe rarely plugging it back in if I have to install from a disk or decide to format the hd)