= or > i5 2600k performance. LGA 1155 Socket.
Pci-Express 3.0 (to keep it upgradeable in the future).
I like the M4 SSD's from crucial, so an OS
Also a larger storage drive
Would prefer a single card to a Xfire configuration, but Xfire/sli capability. (Prefer ATI[or is it AMD?] to Nvidia)
Would need case included.
A reputable PSU -> Been told rosewill and raidmax are no-no's by others on this forum.
At least 8GB of ram with room to expand.
Just got this request from a friend of mine and I'd at least like to steer him on a fail-safe course. Your help is greatly appreciated, and look forward to hearing some good responses. Thank-you in advance. I will be buying the parts and building it for him, so mistakes will be at my expense >.<.
hey op can u please list it as mentioned in the start threads of the system section
and for what are u gonna use these parts ie like gaming or video editing ,rendering or just net surfing
To answer your question, gaming and school work, so nothing too intense, but he would like to be able to have a capable machine that will be able to record while he's gaming so he can make some videos out of it for entertainment purposes.
Found the How to post thread:
Approximate Purchase Date: Two weeks from now, March 23rd ish.
Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800): $1,000 USD
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HD Movies, School work, possibly business depending how long the system lasts
Parts Not Required: Do not need mouse, keyboard, Monitor (Will be using an HDTV), PC speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Country: USA, CA
Parts Preferences: CPU Intel, AMD/ATI GPU (HDMI- but I believe this comes with almost all relevant gaming cards), 1155 Socket (for future upgrade to Ivy), PCI Express 3.0 on Motherboard, If possible within this pricerange - a SSD Boot drive for OS and Microsoft office, and a few games, so between 80-128 GB.
Overclocking: If so, not much; or at least not until it starts bottlenecking the rest of the system.
SLI or Crossfire: Future crossfire, but not immediate upon build
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Prefer quiet, but doesn't have to be ninja-style silent, just no annoying buzzing or grinding.
I would prefer 1155 socket because then it will be compatible with the Ivy bridge that is coming out. It doesn't have to be top of the line, but it should be able to hold true to it's hardware for 4-5 years, and then be able to squeeze a few more years out of upgrading CPU to Ivy, and GPU's to newer generation pci express 3.0 when it is time for an upgrade.
Hope this clears up what I'm asking for, Thank-you.
I like serialkiller's recommendations, but I can tell you that Microcenter in my experience with them tacks on tax and shipping charges to every order and ends up bottom line being no cheaper than Newegg.