I do hope this is the right section! OK, I have a budget of about 500-700 dollars but I'd like to make note that with christmas right around the corner I'll be able to get my parents to buy a part or two for me. SO if there is a few things I could be a better version of for slightly more I'd like to know about that as well.
Approximate Purchase Date: now(11/2) till the first of the year.
Budget Range: 500-700 bucks
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming/entertainment.
Parts Not Required: i need them all. All i have at the moment is a laptop..
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I always hear wonderful things about newegg
Country of Origin: US, Texas.
Parts Preferences: by brand or type I prefer ATI but what do I know right. I like wide screen monitors(maybe where i spend some of the parent folks money?)
SLI or Crossfire: maybe?
Monitor Resolution: not sure.
Additional Comments: I don't want to do anything but play games and stream/watch things.
Thank you to whoever takes the time to help a noobie out!
Newegg is helpful in that you can see what others buy (most reviews) or you can see what has the highest rating and go from there. The buyers on newegg know what they're doing and generally if you follow the reviews they can point you in the right direction.
I got it a bit cheaper though, it was 10 percent off the price you see there, plus another 15 dollar MIR. So, you could keep an eye on it and see if the price goes down at all and then order it.
I'm not super familiar with AMD mobo's but this one looks good as far as price and ratings go: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asus is a good brand name (generally) when it comes to mobo's. It's a full ATX board so it should give you plenty of expansion slots. Has USB 3.0 and Sata 6gb which is good because these are the latest techs. You however wont be able to SLI on this thing because the second PCIE port is 4x only. If you want to do SLI/Crossfire you'll be paying for a more expensive board. I personally am not crazy about SLI. I'd rather upgrade the video card if you want more speed.