This will be my first build (with the help of my husband) and I have officially achieved information overload after looking at the reviews, forum advice, and other research. Would like suggestions at this point.
Approximate Purchase Date: Hopefullywithin the next month
Budget Range: preferably under $1500 but I can go over a bit depending on suggested item.
System Usage from most to least important: Photo editing, gaming, internet surfing, and basic home desktop functions. (pretty much a very rounded computer with a slight focus on gaming in the future)
Parts not required: All components required
Preferred Website: Amazon or Newegg, I need to take into consideration the cost of shipping to Alaska so if it’s available on Amazon for free shipping that would be better.
Parts Preferences: i5 2500k
Overclocking: Haven’t tried before but it could be a possibility in the future, once I learn more about it.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: Open to suggestions but would like dual monitors.
Additional Comments: Since I am going to be working on photos I would like an all-in-one card reader. My husband may also be interested in playing D3 when it comes out.
Listed below is what I have come up with so far but the combined price is close to going over the budget and I haven’t taken into consideration the OS (windows 7) or Monitor (22” or larger). Suggestions on less expensive but comparable products would be extremely helpful.