Approximate Purchase Date: This Week (Within the next 3 days)
Budget Range: 600-700 Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Moderate Gaming, Web Browsing
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg
Parts Preferences: Preferrably AMD based on Cost to Peformance ratios
Overclocking: Maybe, Once i learn exactly how to
SLI or Crossfire: No, Its my first build so i wanna keep it somewhat simple
Monitor Resolution:1360x768/60hz Sony Bravia LCD Digital Color TV
Additional Comments: This is my first build so i want to make sure everything will be compatible and any improvements or things i went overboard on that you see will be much appreciated if you point them out. Thanks.
I'm open to suggestions on things i maybe able to change. I like the case i picked out for its price and cooling capabilties. If there is anything i can change to maybe lower the price some that would be great. I cant go any higher though. The only things I'm slightly concerned with are if the PSU will give me enough power if i decided to OC the CPU and if maybe I am overkilling it on the RAM
None of your links work, but from a cost performance ratio even the lowest end i3 and Pentium dual core Sandy Bridge CPUs will run circles around even the highest end AMD CPUs, plus you get upgrade options to Ivy Bridge should you decide to later on.
That figures lol. Sorry its my first time posting and all i did was copy and paste the links. Thank alot though for the quick reply! The only thing about your build is that i will need Win7 and that puts me over budget... Any suggestions with the OS included? Thanks again i know it takes some time to put a build together with a budget. But i have read many post from you and it seems you do it quite alot. Your a big help to alot of people!! Thumbs Up!!
Cool. Thanks Ivan they work now! Although i feel dumb lol. I didnt even think about the semicolon. Yea i have read quite a bit on the amd/intel battle. I have heard more times than not that altough the intel products work better on the high end that for a budget its best to go with AMD... I dont know though I'm still quite knew at this and still absorbing as much info as i can get
Going off G-unit's build - i'd suggest down grading the Z68 motherboard down to a H61. He states that it's a possibility he will overclock and to me that always reads as 'no i don't' - you'll lose the option to OC but you'll save a fair amount.
With that graphics card you could drop down to a earth watts 430w and save some more. You don't need to be spending so much on a case, but it's personal preference, you can't go wrong with HAF.
You have $15 off the 2100 with a promo code and $30 in rebates there is also a promo code to get $20 of home premium oem on these forums. that would put you just in budget. You could also exchange the gpu with a 560 ti or a 6870 to save more money.