System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming primarily, with some normal microsoft office use. Possibility to use dual boot to experiment with learning multiple OS's (like microsoft server, or other networking OS's)
Parts Not Required: Monitor. I'll want a mouse and keyboard and possibly speakers, but will buy them seperately.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or amazon. any other reputable place if they have lower prices.
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel processor, and Nvidea over ATI for video card. other than that, i'm open.
Overclocking: Not right now, but might consider in the future as an upgrade.
SLI or Crossfire: Not now, but SLI is strong possibility in future. the MOBO, and PSU should both allow for SLI in the future.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Would like a quieter system, one that is upgradable in the future
CPU - Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Should I go with the 2500-k if I won't be overclocking for at least 2 years? or should I wait until newer processors come out and just get that one??
HDD - Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I know its a bit small, but I won't be keeping video or pic on this drive. its just for an OS and games to take advantage of the faster load times.