Budget Range: 600-700$ without rebates, kind of skeptical about them.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: engineering work, browsing, movies, light games if possible.
Parts Not Required: All parts are required, i could get a 1TB WD Green hard drive though.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg/amazon/microcenter
Parts Preferences: Good Full HD monitor (23-24" preferred), Micro ATX Preferred. Front USB 3.0. AMD graphics and Intel/AMD CPU
Overclocking: Maybe if build allows for it.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Needs to be good enough to help me get my work done (coding and computation) and be a source for my entertainment as well. Quad core is helpful (Coming of a core i5 750 and HD 5850).
I have a 2008 Core 2 Duo Macbook 2.0 Ghz 8GB Ram, should i just go ahead and get an external monitor for it ? Will it lag for normal browsing coding etc (I notice lag in Cnet website itself when scrolling) ?
Thanks for your help. Every dollar saved will be useful as I am a student.