System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming. RO2, Stalker series, BFBC2, BF3?
Parts Not Required: Keyboard/mouse, Speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, I guess
Parts Preferences: None really
Overclocking: Not planning on it
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 Asus VE198D 19", already own
Additional Comments: Preferably quiet & cool.
Need to get a new pc to replace my old old old Clevo laptop. 9800GTS in it is dying from heat issues. Looking to not spend more than ~$750 before shipping on the new desktop. I'm a student, so I can't really afford to throw more money at this project. No plans for SLI/CF, not planning on OC either. Not going to upgrade monitor either, so 1440x900 is max resolution.
Still have the external speakers, and a nearly new Asus 19" LCD my friend gave me when she upgraded to a pair 21.5". Wouldn't complain about a mech keyboard though; I miss those old IBM Model M's.
What I pieced together so far: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard