Hi, this is my first time posting on this site. I'm not at all tech-savy, so any advice would be appreciated. Its also my first time building a PC so if there is anything I should know of before hand please let me know.
Approximate Purchase Date: Between now and the end of this week
Budget Range: < $600
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, graphic design, movies, internet
Parts I Have: Keyboard, mouse, 23'inch LED monitor, 5.1 THX surround sound speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, tiger-direct
Parts Preferences: AMD, Intel
SLI or Crossfire: ?
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: Although the thread title said "Gaming PC," I also do a lot of graphic design work so being able to use Photoshop CS5/Illustrator/etc. efficiently is another important factor for me. A quiet PC would be nice as well. Will the build I came up below be able to handle games like Skyrim, Diablo 3, Starcraft 2 without any real lag issues? Also do I have all the necessary parts and are they compatible with each other? Let me know what you guys think.
Based on your guys suggestions and stuff I've been researching, this is the build i decided to go for. Please let me know what you guys think. I plan on buying all the parts within a couple of days, so I would like a finalized build.
* The price I added to the end of each part has shipping included with the total.
This way you can get 8gb of ram, and you'll get to CF/SLI still with the 6870. The PSU is solid too so no worries as the review proves. The Ram just remember H61 can only utilize 1333 so it won't be running at 1600.