System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, normal internet use
Parts Not Required: monitor (just going to use a nice TV I got a couple months ago for now)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
Parts Preferences: between AMD/Intel and AMD/NVIDIA, whichever has the better price compared to performance and reliability
SLI or Crossfire: maybe, if having two of a certain card would be better than having any one card, then I'd obviously prefer the two
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Some parts I've been considering:
Case: Coolermaster HAF 922 or 932 or something similar
CPU: Intel 2500(k) or AMD FX-4100 or 6100, whatevers best
RAM: just 8GB, whatever brand you guys recommend
Video Card: AMD 6870, 7770. NVIDIA 560ti. whatever you guys recommend for most bang for my buck
HDD: would just like to use an SSD, about 120GB. Don't need too much storage
MOBO: whatever would be compatible
Power Supply: good brand, whatever would be compatible
Pretty much need the most help with deciding on a good CPU, video card, and MOBO combination and finding good deals on the rest of the parts that will be compatible.
Additional Comments: Any kind of combo deals on Newegg would be great.
Just looking for help finding a great, solid, reliable build within my price range suited for my style.
As you can see, I worked this up 2 days ago. Doesn't have a keyboard or mouse. It't overclockable and the MB will allow 2 video cards if you decide that in the future. If it's going to be a couple of months before you buy wait until then to make up your mind, new video and CPU's are coming out and maybe HDD prices might drop a little.
Nothing wrong with that case but do you think you can really fill up all that HDD space??? You might look at this one: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $55 after rebate and shipping. Their fans are quiet.
There are cheaper SSD's. and prices change on those quickly as new ones are introduced.
Video is an ever changing selection as well. The new Nvidia 600 series cards are coming out and you never know what kind of deals will pop up. That 560Ti card might be $199 3 weeks from now.
If you aren't signed on as a Newegg customer yet, do it and check their box to get the Daily Deal mailings. You will find some nice bargains in there sometimes.
I don't recommend using an SSD as an only storage device, get an $89 500GB HDD for now and you can get a SSD later.
CPU cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 $29.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] nnzaexwh7x
$974.85 subtotal (with $21 saved with combo)
$9.99 extended warranty (for the HDD)
I added the thermal compound. I swapped for the case that you recommended and chose the 500GB HDD over the SSD, and I even bundled it with the power supply I already had selected to save $10, bringing the total to juuuust over $1000.
If the build looks solid as is then I'll just go for it soon or wait for some price cuts or deals.