Approximate Purchase Date: Soon. Friday at the latest.
Budget Range: Around 800-1000 $
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly Gaming, some movies, music
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, OS, Monitor, Mouse, case, cd/dvd drives
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: N/A
Overclocking: Maybe, haven't ever tried.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, again have never tried.
Monitor Resolution: 1600x900 or a little worse if decide to use my flatscreen tv.
Additional Comments: I want something that will last a few years and will run the following games smoothly. I will likely want to play total war series, multiple mmo's - rift, lotro, new swtor when it arrives. I do tend to multi task with multiple monitors (music, websurfing, videos) while playing.
Its been a while since I built my last one, so all feedback is welcome.
Again, not really hardcore gaming, mostly mmo's and a few others, no 1st person shooters as i am a console man on those. I do tend to multi task and would love to have strong frame rate while doing so. Thanks guys!
i haven't ruled out crossfire or overclocking for that matter, but in all honesty i've never attempted them before. is the few bucks more for the sli motherboard going to be worth it? or if i never attempt either will it be a waste of my money?
i was considering that powr supply first actually, but thought it might be a bit much. but that is a good deal so what the hay.
also i was reading for an ssd can cut down on load times/boot etc. is the actual reward worth the price? thanks again!
crossfire and overclocking costs more money. changing your mind costs even more money. if you can decide that you dont want to do either, you can save quite a bit. If you want to either overclock OR crossfire its worth it to get the capability for both.