First time I've ever attempted building my own PC, which is a bit daunting, and I'm afraid I will have missed something basic and vital and will purchase these parts and I'll say "oh drat this doesn't plug in to anything". Just looking for any advice...
Approximate Purchase Date: Beginning of next month
Budget Range: $700 - $750 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming...everything else is just icing
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com but am open to other suggestions
Country: (e.g.: India) United States
Parts Preferences: Intel cpu is my only real priority
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: Unsure. No monitor yet. That will come later. Is not included in my build pricing.
Additional Comments: Quiet is nice but not necessity. Appearance absolutely does not matter.
I really recommend you do not go the route of a higher end CPU and not being able to invest in such an awesome GPU... You will se a tremendous decrease in performance if you choose to do so, as you won't afford such a GPU....As long as its an i3 Sandy Bridge, and you are not gaming, over 1080p or SLI/CF...you will NOT see a difference going with an i5 Trust bro.