This is my very first build and im eagerly anticipating the day that my bank account allows me to purchase my new gaming rig. I simply want feedback, advice, suggestions, and generally anything helpful regarding the hardware i have chosen.
Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 months
Budget Range: 1000 is my limit
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse and i will get an Win7 for cheap since i am a student.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: have really only looked at newegg
Parts Preferences: Intel, nVidia
Overclocking: In the future.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: highest that will run games on max settings with my system.
Additional Comments: I really like the case i have chosen for its awesome cooling features and it also got great reviews. I have done a lot of research on parts and manufacturers before posting this build up here. That being said, i want some feedback and advice from the community since i am a FIRST TIME builder. Im excited to begin this process though and i cant wait for parts to start arriving in the mail.
I opted for a 250GB HDD simply because im interested in adding an SSD in the future. Also, i will not be storing any videos or music on this PC so HUGE amounts of space are not a necessitiy to start off, but i may upgrade or add another HDD in the future.
I want to be able to plug this in to my 42" Panasonic Plasma TV and game while maintaining a good frame rate.
Also, future proofing is something that I have had in the back of my mind while piecing this together, but I want to stick to my under or at 1000 dollar budget.
Now, down to the nitty grittys...
here is my list of parts that i have selected based on perusing the toms hardware forums and my own research.