Parts I have: monitor, keyboard/mouse, dvd-rw, 160GB HDD.
Need OS, in my budget and will sacrifice for a cheap case w/ PSU.
Now I will invest in a i5-2500k and a decent video card. I do light gaming like Civ games and video editing. I want to upgrade the mobo and the memory for future overclocking. Let's just I say I want a beastly CPU sleeping in my case for future upgrading when the time is right to wake it up. Is it possible?
I compiled this Feb 1,2012 so some things may have changed a bit. As you can see, with Win 7 the build w/ an I5 2500K wil cost $772. That's w/ no HDD an an inexpensive MB which can't be SLI'ed or X-fired with dual video cards. You need to save some more $$$.....