Howdy all, I am looking to put together a new system. This will be my first in quite a few years, and after doing some surfing, I thought it might be best to get some advice on what components to purchase.
Approximate Purchase Date - Within the next month.
Budget Range: Top end is $700.00 (before rebates if possible)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, monitors headphones/speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or tigerdirect, but I am flexible here.
Parts Preferences: none - would prefer intel most likely
SLI or Crossfire: perhaps in the future?
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: I would like to get Windows 7 - and I have 2 monitors, so a video card that supports that would be preferable (I don't use the second monitor for gaming much, since most games don't support it, but i do use it for work/school)
If you have old parts like an HDD or Optical Drive try to use it. It will bring the cost down
However if it is not possible downgrade the GPU to Sapphire Radeon 6850 worth $140.. Save $25.
If you re not interested in USB 3.0 orSata 6Gb/s support in your motherboard . Consider downgrading to Biostar H61 worth $50. Save $25