Approximate Purchase Date: expected would be March 15 or March 25
Budget Range: 800$ - 1000$ but i can go up to 1300$ if i need to at max but i prefer if it goes down a lot
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,facebook,youtube, etc.
Parts Not Required: mouse/keyboard/os/speaker/odd/monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg/tigerdirect
Country: these parts are being sent to US
Parts Preferences: Intel i7 3820, MSI/asus mobo or if there are any nice gigabyte ones
SLI or Crossfire: Yes if it fits budget and no if not
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 depends on the video card i got 3 monitors available at 1080 but if the graphics card at budget can only handle 1 or 2 then i'll just stick to 1 but hoping it to play bf3 at ultra settings with all turned up really high and at 45-60+ FPS even if i go crossfire/sli in a single monitor
Additional Comments: wanted to build a Intel i7 3820 system for gaming
any other recommendation is great ^___^ since it's just a budget gaming system, was actually looking at changing the case for something cheaper and well i know antec 300 is an awesome case but i'll snoop around for more cheaper variation and if anyone else can recommend a cheaper variation that looks nice both inside and outside that would help too
of course any recommendation on any of the above would be great hopefully to make it cheaper much cheaper.
Well i do see that it fits the max budget nicely even after rebate but i would like it to go lower since there would be some shipping charges on other items and other stuff with it
I don't understand why you are going for a Sandy Bridge E/2011 build when a) the most important task on this computer is gaming, when the Sandy Bridge/1155 chips are competitive and b) you want to reduce cost.
The i5-2500K is ~$100 cheaper.
8GB of RAM (4GB is all you need for gaming, so 16GB is overkill) saves ~$40.
You could get a high end 1155, Z68 motherboard for the same price as that entry level X79 motherboard, so lots of potential for saving in that area.
I think you are a bit confused about building a gaming pc
You put an uber-duber processor and a weak gpu in your list. For a gaming pc your first aim is to get the best graphics card possible for your budget. GPU is much more important than the CPU when you are building a gaming pc.
As it was mentioned, You should definitely go for i5 2500k . i7 is an extreme overkill for you atm.
For GPU you should at least aim for hd 6950 - 6970(I recommend sapphire) or gtx 560 ti - maybe gtx 570 if you are an nvidia fan depending on your financial situation
Again as mentioned 16gb ram is not needed. 8gb is fine. I use kingston hyperx 1600mhz rams and im happy.
The motherboard you linked has some bad feebacks in newegg and it seems its not very popular. I would recommend:
first of all.... your usage for this build are gaming... and i don't see spending more on i7 3820 platform plus 16gb ram will yield any extra performance advantage over an i5 2500k platform plus 8gb ram.... the extra money leftover you can save it for better graphics card(since that makes the most difference in gaming)... since you're about to buy in the next two weeks... you can buy almost every parts but leave out the grahics card.... since nvidia is about release its next generation kepler-based video cards(most likely this month or next) and will likely drive graphics cards prices down for both nvidia and amd.... so hold up your purchase until kepler hits the shelves...
i know the case may be little expensive but since that you won't upgrade that part as often as replacing hdd or graphics card it is better that you get a more featured durable and better build quality that will last you through years of upgrade....