My Gateway P-6860FX is starting to cause way more problems then it's worth throwing cash at to fix so I finally decided to build my first desktop. Hoping to place an order within the next week(the sooner the better) but, I've seen so many builds not quite sure what to get.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range: $1000 After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(Swtor, Diablo 3), Movies, internet.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, and speakers.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg but probably Amazon(10% employee discount).
Country: United States
Parts Preferences: Anything reliable.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: A quiet PC would be nice but not a must. I was also leaning towards a GTX 560 Ti video card if possible.
I just did this all on Newegg, but you can just search these on Amazon if need be.
This will run any modern game on high or max easily, plus you can overclock the i5 2500K.
You can probably also get a lower wattage/cheaper PSU and will run fine, but this is for future upgrades. If you do stay away from no-name power supply makers, it could ruin your system.
I'm sure you could also salvage your DVD drive, if not just buy a $20 one from Newegg.
Thanks for the reply Bob and sosofm! Those look like a nice builds. I've been looking and doing research for awhile now and have found some decent builds. I wanted to see what this forum thought, it seems to be the most knowledgeable. The video card isn't a must at all.
Ok so I finally figured out my build pretty much I do believe decided to go with a GTX 560 TI 448 core. Here is the build: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=18373372, just need some advice on a psu not sure what size this rig would need. Any help would be appreciated I don't want to make any mistakes on this hoping to order it tomorrow after work.