Budget Range: ~$500-$600 before rebates (without os and monitor)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW, SC2, future games like Diablo 3 and Battlefield 3)
Parts Not Required: Keyboard/Mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg/Amazon
Country of Origin: U.S
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Additional Comments: Just so people know I just started looking into building my own gaming computer so I'm not familiar with everything. I know a gaming pc should cost more then 600, but as long as it has the ability to play games from Medium to High I'm fine it it. So far I've come up with this, but I'm pretty sure its not a great build haha.. Would be great to get some opinion on this since I barely have any computer knowledge
I don't know how to pick a case out so some recommendations would be great! Also any monitor recommendations would be appreciated. I know the case would probably push it to almost 650 which is over my budget so if there is any way to reduce the price that would be great I guess thats all I have to say for now, thanks in advance
Now if you really want to save some money you can downgrade to the i3-2100 and there are also cheaper H61 boards out there. i3-2100 is perfectly fine for gaming, but if you can fit the i5 in your budget I'd go with that.
yep, thats the build, i believe the 5850 is sold out however
i5-2400+h61+5850+BP550 is the best value available. I think its a shame the editors pick $500, $1000, and $2000 for their marathon builds as the 600-800 price bracket is far more interesting.