System Usage from Most to Least Important: office processing, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies
Parts Not Required: Keyboard & mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Top Achat (France), Rue du Commerce (France), Amazon (France, Germany, and UK),
SLI or Crossfire: Not right away, but perhaps in the future
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Looking for something stylish, future proof, and able to handle games like Starcraft II and Battlefield
I've been researching intensively for a decent mid-range gaming rig to replace an ageing custom build. This is the purchase list I've come up based on the prices available on the continent (France and Germany mainly).
I've come up with the following purchase order and was wondering if anyone saw anything that should be changed?
This will become a secondary multi-media station, so both PC use, but also digital TV, and external CD player will share the screen and speakers hence the investment there.
I'm holding off buying just in case the French sales season comes up with any cool things, but haven't really seen any.
Here's the total list:
1 Windows 7 Operating System
2 Intel iCore 2500k GPU
3 Asus P8Z68-Pro Gen 3 Motherboard
4 Corsair Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 PC3-15000 1866 MHz RAM
5 MSI GeForce N560GTX Ti Hawk 1GB Graphics Card
6 Philips Moda 248C3LHSB 24" Display
7 Corsair GT 120 GB SSD Drive
8 Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB Hybrid Drive
9 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Hard Drive
10 Amp: Onkyo TX-SR309
11 Mission MX-S Speakers
12 NZXT Phantom 410 PC Case
13 Thermalright Frio CPU Cooler
14 Corsair AX850 Power Supply Unit
15 DVD-W/Blu-Ray Drive: Samsung SH-B123L (or equivalent)
Total expected spend being 20 euros shy of 1700 euros for the rig + software, and an additional 350 euros for the speakers and av receiver.