Hey everyone poked around here for a year or two ad finally ready to build for the first time. I saw this link and liked the build and would like to know if I can build something better for the same price or less
Approximate Purchase Date: Im hoping to buy over the next two weeks to a month.
Budget Range: Same price or less than the link listed above.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: I do MMO gaming and would also like to use it as a blu-ray entertainment center. Also I do Video editing.
Parts Not Required: we can leave out anything not going into building the tower. mouse keyboard speakers. would like to see what monitor is suggested but dont include in final build price.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: new egg mostly but i have no problem with amazon or tiger direct.
Parts Preferences: Even though the link is mostly corsair I dont have a preference when it comes to brads except I do prefer a AMD graphics card.
Overclocking: I say no, for now since I never have. But that doesnt mean I wont wanna in the future.
SLI or Crossfire: Same goes from the OC answer.
Monitor Resolution: The monitor I have currently is a I will be getting another monitor probably smaller size but excellent resolution for the Bluray watching and video editing and gaming. I use the samsung for bluray watching now and tv.
Additional Comments: This tower is in my room and close to my bed so being really quiet would be awesome. Looking cool would be a plus but not truly necessary.
Alright people help me out please, and I will be glad to answer anything I left out, Thanks!
This is a good bundle and a nice rebate that makes it below your $1000 budget.
Why would you go with an FX when there's been so many problems with it? Especially when AMD still hasn't addressed the BIOS install issues.
That bundle looks OK but an i5 is going to destroy that FX-6 in games and be just as good in everything else. (If not better)
But even an i3 will blow away anything AMD puts out. If movies/media/internet is the top priority here it'd be better to go with an i5-2400 or an i3-2120. I have two systems and I prefer my i3-2120 way over my AMD X6.
It'd be far better to go with an i3-2120 and a Z68 motherboard.
Try something like this - it's a very similar setup to what I use in my workstation and I love it: