I want to go from my current rig which is q6600 prebuilt rig to an i5 setup. I want this rig for gaming and to eventually go up to a possible triple crossfire set up. For reference my current rig is a q6600 @ 3.0ghz - 6gb ddr2 - 660gb hdd - 550 watt Thermatalke Black Widow Psu - AMD 6950 2gb.
I will probably try to sell my old rig to help finance the next build but my budget would preferably be about 400, more if I can get a good price for my old rig. ALso should I sell my video card with my old rig to get more out of it or should I bring the good parts over to the new rig to keep cost down. Also how much would the old rig be worth with the video card and psu and how much would it be without it? If I can get a good price may increase my budget accordingly to about 6-700 so theres that as well
Well, I don't know much about making builds, however, you could check out my thread at the build the members here have helped me compile. The current build is an AMD build costing $337 for all the parts. Maybe you might want to use some of the components I (from helpful members) have compiled.
Thats a good build price actually, I did consider amd for that reason. Though I want to try to stick to an i5 set up because this is something I want to use for about 4 years befor I do another system build.
Thats really a solid list, I may go down to 4 gb of ram and go for the 2500k maybe, but this is still really a good list. Now I hope I can sell my old rig for 200 at least, though 300 would be ideal though unlikely lol. I have 240gb laptop hdd floating around, would that be a good idea to use to save some cash?