Hi folks. I haven't built a computer for 4-5 years now, and I'm putting together a system primarily for gaming. I'm trying to come in around $750-$800, not including the monitor, speakers, and mouse/keyboard. I've included the standard info below as well as the parts I'm considering after reading these forums for a bit and doing some research. Please let me know what you think and if there are any tweaks you would suggest. Thanks!
Approximate Purchase Date: in the next couple weeks
Budget Range: $750-$800 Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, Netflix
Parts Not Required: monitor, speakers, mouse, keyboard
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, wherever
Parts Preferences: don't really care, just looking for combo of price and quality
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: native for my monitor is 1600x900
Thanks for the reply. The only reason I didn't go with that one was that it is 3.0Gb/s while the one I chose is 6. Does the extra 3 Gb/s really help or would I benefit more from the extra storage? I do have a large-ish external drive.