Approximate Purchase Date: Any time(can wait months if necessary for better parts)
Budget Range: $1000 and $300 for a monitor or $1300 total (can spend a little extra if necessary for better parts)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, browsing
Parts Not Required: Need everything to have a working computer
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com
Country of Origin: United States
Parts Preferences: Don't care as long as the performance is great and the reliability is excellent.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Additional Comments: I would like a build that is scalable, so in the future I can easily upgrade parts. And would I need a wireless card or w/e for me to connect to my router wirelessly? Thanks in advance.
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$1000 should just about allow for an i5-2500k/P67-based board (get one that is SLI/Crossfire capable), and a 6950 gpu....
As for the future, most i5/2500k cpus overlock to 4.5 GHz or higher, and a 2nd 6950 in Crossfire would be quite potent indeed if/when needed.
Okay thanks. And what monitor should I get? And can you list out all the parts on Amazon I will need because I'm quite new to this.
Hehe okay thanks. I'll still be getting the 24 inch monitor you suggested before though since it's just 30$ or so more . And I already have a copy of Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit from college. Everything else looks great.
Well since you don't need windows, you might be able to bump up to a 27" and still be around 1300.