Ok, so i've recently discovered the hatred for the pre-built computers of Dell and HP after mine crapped out on me for trying to upgrade the GPU and PSU, that said, i found this website, and witnessed the high level of IT knowledge it's citizens have. So, i've done some research, and concluded that i should just ask, and see what i get.
SO, here's the gist of it; I want to build a PC for near $700 dollars and i want the ability to upgrade it later on, and by that i mean the CPU and other key components, so that i don't get left behind in the ever advancing world of computer technology.
Its gotta be able to play WoW on high-ultra settings, and be able to play Crysis and Rift on medium or so settings.
Sounds like i'm asking the world? Nah. i just want the best i can get, for a low price (with later improvements).
Forgive the question, if a tad bit stupid, but will the Power Supply be able to power the GPU, as the card says 500+ watts?
what really matters is teh 12v rail. the Xigmatek has 32a across its 2 rails, so its fine, teh 6850 needs about 22a for the whole system.
to add Win 7 OEM (increase of $100) to my original build, cut from 8gb to 4gb of RAM (saves $40), cut from 1 TB to 500 GB hard drive (saves $15), and change to an i5-2400 and AS Rock H61M-VS (saves $39), new total is $696.87