-Howdy all. In a previous topic thread in the Cyberpower section of the forums, i demonstrated my utter lack of component knowledge and information. So, we're going back to the drawing board.
Approximate Purchase Date: On or before December 1, 2011
Budget Range: Top price in budget is $1200 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: MMO gaming, watching movies, using paint.net, basic functions
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I've used newegg before with success, but so long as a trustworthy vendor don't really care
Country of Origin: I am located in the United States. I would prefer the components not come from the South Pole.
Parts Preferences: I want to use an AMD processor and a power supply that is 80plus Silver or better. I have a cat that sheds, so excellent air flow and dust mitigation is needed. All other components i have no preference.
Overclocking: No, but i might ask my local computer shop to undervolt/reduce energy usage
SLI or Crossfire: Not required, but not against having in build.
Monitor Resolution: Full HD
Additional Comments: Noise is a minor factor, i would prefer a dual hard drive RAID setup for performance.
That's it for now, let me know what you guys think and what i need to watch out for. I am confident i can perform the labor to assemble the computer, but am certainly not opposed to paying a bit more for a company to ship one to me ready to go either.
-Do not plan to overclock, here's an AMD conversion. I went with the cheaper case. The removable filters would be nice on the recommended case, but I've decided to go a DIY route with filters. It appears to have similar room as the other case, though i know not identical. lemme know if this will work:
Right at $1090 or so (not factoring in monitor) plus shipping where applicable. Assuming compatible components, almost enough room in the budget for two video cards. Thanks for looking, have a good day.
-I didn't notice before that the Corsair was only an 80+bronze. The PC Power one is a Silver, so i will switch to that. This is not an indictment on Corsair, but simply that i want a 80+ silver and the PC Power fits the bill.