Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month or two
Budget Range: $800-$1000 After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching movies, Surfing the internet
Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard, Operating System
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com/tigerdirect.co.m/any reputable site
Country: United States
Parts Preferences: Intel i7-Sandy Bridge
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: My monitor i plan on using with it is 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Emphasis on the graphics, for something that would play most modern games at medium/high quality. I plan on using Win 7 Ultimate 64bit with it
This is my first time looking at building a computer, and would just like some advice on some decent parts, graphics cards that give the best bang for the buck etc. Thanks!
Go for, at the very least, a GTX 460 (I am not certain of the AMD equivalent) which should get you decent gaming under $200. If you can find a GTX 470, or a discounted GTX 560 or better yet a GTX 560 ti for under $200 they will do too. The AMD equivalent of the GTX 470/560 ti is their 6950, which is about $260.
4-8 GB RAM from a Crucial, Corsair, Kingston or other reputable RAM OEM. About $50.
*With black Friday you should be able to get a deal on many of the parts.
**You can probably find a cheaper harddrive in a store. and if you don't need a lot of space could potentionally grab a deal on a 120gb ssd from the sales. for near $150.
***Easy way to drop $100 off the total would be to go GTX 560ti or possibly with an AMD video card.
****The stock cooler should be fine if you don't oc. If you do decide to oc you'll want to go with an aftermarket cooler.