Approximate Purchase Date: within the next month
Budget Range: $400ish preferred (not over $500) and that is before rebates.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies, surfing the web
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor (using my 22 inch hd samsung tv)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, tigerdirect
Country: im from Texas, in the US.
Parts Preferences: i would prefer an Intel cpu with a motherboard thats easily upgradable. the graphics card must have an hdmi output.
Overclocking: possibly, if necessary
SLI or Crossfire: same as overclocking
Monitor Resolution: i believe 1,920 x 1,080 is the highest my tv will support.
Additional Comments: 4gb+ ram needed. id like to be able to run newer games at medium quality if possible. this is my first time building a custom pc. the ultimate goal is to build a decent machine that i can still upgrade to not a high end pc, but great pc.
this is what ive put together myself from reading other articles:
anyone with suggestions to improve this build without raising the price too much? also if ive messed something up or im missing something, feel free to let me know. i am a first timer here for knowledge.
I'd try and go with an i3 to start, that's my plan for the system i plan to build. If you pick a suitable z77 mobo as well then you can upgrade easier in future. That's what i was recommended to do on here.
ive been messing around with pcpartpicker and came up with this. seems like the best i can do with my money. i decided to buy everything except the video card, im going to hold off on that until i can afford something good.
in other words, im working on putting up a working, functional pc. then adding on the upgrades to make it a good gaming rig.
and i suppose ill have to go with the 2x2 ram as well, unless i hold off and buy the 2x4 ram later.
my problem is, i dont want to buy a new rig and it be garbage. i know my price range is low... but im thinking about buying it piece by piece with each paycheck so the budget isnt so tight. that being said, it will still be "cheap" and i highly doubt it will even reach the $800 limit after its fully completed (before further upgrades).
ill start buying parts for this build tomorrow. thats the plan anyways. (: