I'm looking to do my first build and upgrade from my old macbook pro (2007!) to a desktop. I will be using this computer primarily for watching videos/learning programming (recently began teaching myself so nothing too serious yet), and also for some photoshop and gaming (I want to get black ops, I don't know much about other pc gmes but I assume I will try some out).
preferred sites- newegg or amazon.
I've been waiting for nice deals over the weekend and so far have gotten:
For processor I want the i5 2500 or 2500k, not sure if I will be unlocking or not. I would have purchased it already but it recently jumped $20-$30 dollars so now I'm waiting
Windows 7 pro student price - $65
So assuming that goes back to $200 that puts me at about $625 so far including the screen without rebates.
Now, I don't really want to spend over $850 for the whole package but if I have to go a little over I guess I will. Keep in mind I would like this to last me a couple yrs.
Can you guys recommend me some options for GPU's, Motherboard, and Power Supply?
I will still be on the hunt thru cyber monday so I would like some options that I can decide on the fly whether or not to buy.
first of all tell u the truth it will not fit into 850 budget
I would get p67 /z68 decent/cheap mobo and i3-2100 and then just swap it for Ivy bridge in couple years
for GPu go with hd 6850 it's in ur price range and will last u for some time
don't go lower then $75 on PSU unless u can find sale that's one of the parts u don;t want to cheap out on
also get a cheaper case like antec 300