use the format suggested in the thread about how to ask for advice .
link to pages on newegg etc for the items you might buy
that has to be far simpler than emailing people
I don't see this "format", but I'll add some information you all might need to know to help me out.
Price Range - 830-860$
CPU Type - Intel
Use of computer - Lower end gaming (Dota 2, HoN, D3 (when it comes out) etc. Nothing like Crysis or really high end graphical games.) Casual computing/internet browsing, torrenting (on occasion), many program downloads.
Also will be using an SSD drive for main OS installation and basic program downloads, with a 1TB HD for extra storage.
I guess I will just list the parts I have now. The main concern of mine is, am I going overboard/overkill on the parts chosen for what I need the PC for. I want the PC to last years down the line as well, so if you think it's overkill, just remember I want to use these parts for awhile.
CPU- Core i5 2400 LGA 1155 from Micro Center 149.99$
Case- Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Bottom Fan 50.00$
OS- Windows 7 Pro from Microsoft 30.00$ (Student discount)
So, that's it! The total of everything there is 807.00$ (Mabye, more considering the rebates usually never work) But it's right around where I want it, give or take. So if any suggestions you give cost a bit more, but it makes the PC that much better in the long run, let me know/see.
I just want to make sure I didn't mess up anywhere and get parts that are incompatible with one another or something of the sort. It will be my first PC put together, so wish me luck and thank you for your help.
one more thing is the PSU I would buy the "CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750" it will last long and it save you from buying a new one on the next upgrade for $169.99 but maybe this is an overkill, but with 7 years warranty you can't go wrong!