Hello, this is the first time i build my own desktop, i heard it was way cheaper so i decided to try i need help choosing the parts since I am a noob, i know nothing about compatibility or whatever it's called . Here is the requested info:
Approximate Purchase Date: I will be being everything before the end of may hopefully
Budget Range: Less then $1500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (world of warcraft, starcraft 2, crysis when i get a system that can handle it, and other games), watching videos and movies (will be using PS3 for movies), listening to music and lastly surfing the web.
Parts Not Required: Monitor and mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and amazon because I don't know any others but won't say no to a part if it's from another store.
Country of Origin: I currently live in California
Parts Preferences: I am planning on putting in a 40GB SSD to put windows on it in addition to the hard drive you guys recommend other then that i have not preferred parts
SLI or Crossfire: If i can afford it and if it's worth it
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080p
Additional Comments: I want to go for Windows as my OS since it is the best =P. A silent system would be nice but a bit of noise won't bother me. Oh and here is a link for the monitor I am choosing http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (price is separate from the $1500) if you guys know of anything that is better and costs $160 or less please tell me.
You can get a case at newegg.com as well. I forgot to include that and a cpu cooler as those tend to go hand in hand and are more what you prefer. Just make sure that the cpu cooler you buy fits into the case you buy
That ram is perfect and a steal atm. The motherboard is fine if you want a micro atx board. It will provide more room at the bottom of your case otherwise I'd go with the atx board like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and get a few more sata connections, usb ports, pcie slots unless you don't need more.