Budget Range: $600 After Rebates/Tax/Shipping (Prefer for it not to go over 600)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mild Gaming, Daily Casual use
Parts Not Required: OS/Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country of Origin: U.S
SLI or Crossfire: Nope
Additional Comments: Hello, thanks for the help . I'm looking for a decent gaming build to play most games now and in the future (BF3, Rift, Diablo 3, SC2). I'm not expecting to have maxed out settings on them, as long as it runs smoothly between Low-Med settings I'll be satisfied. I'm not good with picking parts, but here is what I have so far. If theres any compatibility issues please point it out
There is a very good combo for HDD and GPU. First one comes from PC Power & Cooling and it's an 80+ Bronze with 650W, more than enough for this system! Second one is a SATA III HDD from Western Digital's Black series!
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II PPCMK2S650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply bundled with: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Another good deal for CPU and GPU. Powerful Quad Core Phenom II X4 and 6870 so you can play everything at MAX SETTINGS
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX bundled with: SAPPHIRE 100314-2SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
For motherboard I choose an AM3R2 one from Asrock with 880G chipset, so you can can full support for AMD Bulldozers! Other than that, this motherboard has USB & SATA III and Crossfire support (although last one is uselless as the second pci-e slot runs at 4x resulting in terrible perfomance for Crossfire)