So Black Friday isn't very close but I'd like to get a sense of what parts I have to look for. I'm camping out this year, so I'm expected to be in first 10 people of the line for any deals they might have.
I AM PURCHASING THE PARTS AT COMPUSA LOCALLY, NOT ONLINE.
Here's the build I was planning on (I already have a mouse, keyboard, and monitor):
3. RAM: $40
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL
4. Graphics Card: $118
SAPPHIRE 100338L Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
5 & 6. Hard Drive/PSU combo: $85
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply & Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 Hard Drive
7. Case: $50
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
8. DVD Burner: $19
LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Total Price: $427
This was obviously taken from the Budget PC sticky thread, but I was wondering since it's Black Friday AND the fact that I'm buying all my parts locally, there might be a shift in price. I was hoping that because of the circumstance that I'd have some extra money left over to possibly upgrade.
If you could please suggest some alternate parts in case they don't carry the ones I'm looking for, OR if I have some extra cash I know what I'd like to upgrade.
This is for Gaming/Video Editing. It's my 1st build and my budget is $500. I might even be able to get a copy of Windows 7 Student Edition, (which is cheaper than regular) so that might be able to be worked into the price.
Let me tell you this right off the bat
Even though the GPU isnt too powerful
The CPU will bottleneck it right off the bat
Lastly just pirate windows 7 if you have an existing computer (I'm guessing you do because you just posted this)
Try this build instead
Coolermaster Haf 912
Core i3 2100
G.SKILL or Corsair 8GB of RAM
Choose a PSU that is From antec seasonic or corsair and 400W or more with 80plus
Find a LGA 1155 socket motherboard
Any old DVD Burner
Seagate Barracuda HDD or WD Cavair Black (just some suggestions)