Hi yall, I'm new to this forum and recently found myself with a job that will allow me to finally get myself a computer I can use for gaming and recording. I'd like to keep it around 2000 for everything excluding speakers and headsets.
Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime shortly after April
Budget Range: 1500-2000 After rebates. (A little over budget is acceptable)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording & Music editing, Watching movies, Surfing the net.
Parts Not Required: None
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I would prefer newegg.
Country: Good ol' U.s of A
Parts Preferences: I would prefer Intel and Nvidia.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: Not super picky, just a good high definition would be nice.
case: cooler master haf x
mobo: asrock z68 extreme4
cpu: intel i5 2500k
(2600k has no advantage over 2500k in gaming)
cpu cooler: cooler master hyper 212 evo
video card: amd radeon hd 7970
ram: g.skill ripjaws x series 8gb
hhd: western digital caviar black 500gb
(you can also get 1tb, 1.5tb, or 2tb versions)
ssd: crucial m4 64gb
(i dont see why someone who only puts theie os on an ssd needs more than 60gb of space)
psu: corsair ax850
optical drive: lg black 12x bd-rom
(sony 24x multi if you dont care about blu-ray)