Recently went to purchase a prebuilt PC, but thought I could get a better price, building one my self. So any help from anyone would be appreciated alot! Thanks everyone .
Budget Range: $700 to $750
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies and such, School work.
Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers,
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca
Parts Preferences: Intel or AMD, intel is faster I know but AMD is more budget, just recommend to me what you would do in my scenario
Overclocking: Yes, but not necessary.
SLI or Crossfire: Probably not.
Monitor Resolution: 720p - 1360 x 768 (32 inch HD 720p TV, Dynex)
Additional Comments: First build, so any tips anyone wants to give
here's what I'm looking at right now.
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASRock 970 PRO3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply (New Version)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX
Total cost: $617.92
With tax and shipping around: $754
It'll handle most high end games. Specifically though if you're looking to play BF3 in multiplayer and you want to go with Intel spend the extra cash for the i5 quad core (or stick with the Phenom II) the dual core i3 is not a good choice in multiplay. i5-2300s run about $180 bucks, 190 for the slightly better i5-2400, understand these CPUs are locked and do not support overclocking. Theres no advantage of the new Ivy Bridge Intels over their predecessor, Sandy.