So here is what I've picked out for my custom build. I would like to get it all purchased tonight/tomorrow, so any final thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!
My limit was $900 and this maxes out at $918 after shipping so I can't go more more expensive on any parts. I am wondering if I can get away with a smaller SSD, or if I really even want it.
I also dont know much about motherboards so that is the only piece I'm iffy on. Is it a good one for my needs?
I DO NOT plan on overclocking, I just don't know how to do that stuff nor do I want to purchase additional cooling
Just want to know if I'm going to really bottleneck anywhere.. and if it's all compatible/if theres better for cheaper.
And if I should really get that SSD! I like fast boot up times but if that's all I'll really get I don't know if I want to spend the extra. Like, would I be better off getting a slightly more expensive mobo instead of an ssd?
total is $918.17
without SSD $828.18
With 2400 cpu+SSD $898.18
I plan on putting Vista on it (I have it already) and using a windows 7 upgrade cd (I have it already), to save a little bit of money. I would like to know if all of these things will work well together? Or if there are better pieces for less, etc. If you can build me something better for around the same price, go ahead!
Approximate Purchase Date: this week
Budget Range: 900 max before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Digital painting (just painting/drawing, no 3d or animation or movies. painting in photoshop and corel with a wacom intuos 4 / wacom cintiq.), games (currently play world of warcraft **25 man raiding**/resident evil 5/borderlands, waiting on Guild Wars 2, not a *huge* gamer but i'd like to run what I do play on nice settings)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
Parts Preferences: as long as they're good
SLI or Crossfire: not even sure what that is so ill say no
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: i dont want an ugly case but i dont need one with windows and leds either. i need a computer that can handle painting in ps/corel without 'ghost painting'/lag, which is a big problem i have with my current pc. however, i dont animate or do movies or 3d programs and never will, so that aspect isn't important. i would like to do 25 man raids in wow without my fps dropping to 1, and the only other game i see myself getting in the near future is diablo 3 / guildwars 2.