I am looking at building a new computer next month! I will be ordering my new components around the 8th if I can figure this out by then. Thus, I need some help deciding!
I need a monitor as well considering my Samsung 226BW died after only 5 years of use. I know 5 years is actually not bad, but it was heartbreaking to watch it flicker to its death. I won't consider the cost of the monitor to be part of the ~$600, however I would also like some suggestions on a 24"-27"...
So let's get down to business!
I will be ordering from Newegg and Tigerdirect. I wouldn't mind using other sites, but S&H plus cost would have to make sense to do so, I always take suggestions.
...originally I wanted to offer more of my own ideas when posting this, but I don't want to skew the results until I have had a few replies... may sound strange but I want to know what YOU all would do, not what you would do based on my suggestion... make sense?
So the games I will be playing mainly, WoW, SWToR and Diablo 3 when it drops. I would like to be able to play these games at max settings at 60FPS+ no less. If that doesn't seem doable on the ~$600 budget, maybe I'll break the bank and shoot a little higher, but preferably lets keep it at ~$600.
I second the SBM build. As for the monitor I had a Samsung that started flickering. It turns out that their monitors have a known problem involving their capacitors. I replaced my capacitors and its back to running. It's a very doable repair if you have basic soldering and electronics knowledge. There is several repair videos on YouTube.
Thank you all for your help. Looks like I will actually be editing and reposting at this point based on not providing enough info. So far though the options don't look quite as bad as I thought based on my budget.