Approximate Purchase Date: Possibly in a week or two
Budget Range: $500 Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (BF3,SC2), Watching SC2 commentaries on Youtube
Parts Not Required: Keyboard (standard), mouse ($20 logitech mouse) , monitor 23 inch LG, Windows 7 Ultimate woot woot , recycling the DVD drive from my old emachines once I figure out how to remove it.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: microcenter, newegg, amazon
TOTAL = $500 ($170 at Newegg, $349.80 at Microcenter with tax)
This my build based on the recent $500 build Tom's Hardware made. I need help as this build seems pretty bad to me since it has a Coolmax PSU however, it was the only $50 modular PSU I could find and being a first time builder, I need one. Any help or comments is appreciated. Thanks guys.
You should be able to find a higher quality PSU for about the same amount of money.
Check for the sales and rebates at newegg. XFX for example has nice rebates at the moment for their PSU's and they are solid units.
As for modularity, it's just not feasible at your budget. Any reasonable ones start at about $70 bucks.
It is not that much of a hassle to cram the extra cables to an unused location in the case