Budget Range: $750 before or after rebates. Can stretch to $800, but I want to go as low as possible without gimping performance.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW, Total War, Mount and Blade, Star Wars MMO, possibly Skyrim and BF3 and some other games of these calibers). School Work (University). Web surfing and streaming.
Parts Not Required: Monitor, OS, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Would rather use Microcenter as I have one near me and that would help with shipping costs, but any.
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Intel mostly, but any.
Overclocking: Maybe, if it is easy and worth doing.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the distant future.
Monitor Resolution: Not exactly sure. Using a 19 inch Dynex T.V.
Additional Comments: This is for my college dorm, so the quieter the better, although it's really not much of an issue. I need it to work with my T.V. for now, and the lower the cost, the better. I have not at all checked into combo deals and still need a Mobo and Case. Any advice or revisions would be greatly appreciated!
As for Mobo most that can SLI are $150 or more, I'm not sure you can stay in the $750-800 range.
Okay, then let's scrap the SLI idea =)
I think it would be best to buy the whole rig off of Microcenter considering Newegg taxes me (NJ) and Micro seems to have some pretty good deals. Could you suggest a build from Micro that fits my needs?
Yeah, I could probably do that =) Very nice looking aznshinobi. Is that with or without taxes and shipping? I have a feeling that it's without =/
Would it be a better idea to wait until my next paycheck or even Christmas time? In another month I'd have maybe 875-950 to spend, although I really don't want to go too overboard, and for my needs an $850 system would be more than enough I'd think.
Well before everything, you're looking at a total of $773. Which is pretty good. Though you have to factor in taxes for only the Motherboard and CPU, and about $13 in shipping. So you're looking about a $800 build in the end.
Oh... ouch, that really nips the budget. Well.... You should wait till your next paycheck then is my suggestion. By that time Bulldozer will come out and you could say you'll probably save even more money.
$748.24 after taxes without the case (not sure which to get). It looks pretty nice to me, and no shipping as I can drive there and pick it up! Although, the Mobo might not be that great. Let me know what you think.