Okay, so first off: I am new here. I want to build a computer around $1500 and have it by the end of the year-ish. I know basics of how most computer parts work, but not much else. Watched several videos about these kinds of things, but I have never done it before. I will have most likely no problems with building it, as I have 2 guys who have done this before.
Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of 2012
Budget Range: Relatively $1500, no more than $1600
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, streaming, basically almost everything except for coding.
Parts Not Required: I do have a headset, and I think I have my keyboard and mouse picked out.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com Amazon.com
Country: America, California
Parts Preferences: I would not want an SSD, and I prefer Western Digital, but I am open. Again, I do not want an SSD, I will be going for storage over performance, for now.
SLI or Crossfire: ??
Monitor Resolution: Umm... Something bigger than a phone I guess? I really don't know. I will be able to get the dimensions of where I will be putting the computer, if needed.
Additional Comments: I really don't care about how quiet this thing is. Again, I am new here.
Basically, I am telling you to go ******* crazy with $1500. Please don't respond telling me to buy $1500 worth of potatoes though. Thanks!
Agreed. Lots of new parts should be out by then. Nvidia's new midrange cards for sure, and possibly some 8 series cards from AMD but perhaps not. CPUs will probably be similar to now, but I've heard grumblings about PD core CPUs from AMD might be out before the end of the year. Just keep watching videos and reading articles and come back early Dec.
yeah i'm in the same boat i'm looking to build one, but i'm still not sure when lol. to add to what they said, im also hoping hdd prices also drop a little by end of year. also, here's a build just so you can have an idea,