Hey everyone! I'm saving some money for a new gaming build and I have decided to actually recycle some componets and put it into my new build so I can prepare for a good GPU. This is what I have in mind and I will be buying from Amazon & Fry's (due to the gift cards and cash since I don't have a CC or bank account). I work on commession for my parents, and they pay me to mow their lawns. So, I've got $240 already saved up and I'll be checking out Frys tomorrow as well to see if the prices matches their website. But I'm not planning on building it until June-July (at best). Here is what I have mind and any opinions will be welcomed and apperciate it as well, for it will help me decide what I'm going to do. Now this is just the final draft (by doing it myself without any help). And the prices I'm listing will most likely be Fry's price. =)
Inetl i5 3570K - $229.99
Corsair Vengence 1600MHz DDR3 8GB - $59.99 (Thinking of just getting the single 4GB to save two or three dollars)
Barracuda Or WD 1GB HDD - $119.99 (My Computer Tech can actually get me a Barracuda 1GB HDD for that price)
Antec One Hundred Window ATX Case - $44.99 (But I think it was just a sale price in the ad two weeks ago so I might have to push an extra $55 and get a case in the $100 range)
24x DVD/CD Combo - $20-$40 (Gotta see what the store carries)
And that's all I have to buy. For the recycled parts, it will be this.
Asus HD 6670 1GB DDR5 (Upgraded from a XFX HD 4650 so I could play Battlefield 3 at least)
Corsair GS 700 PSU
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 Motherboard (A friend of mine works for Intel and gave this to me for helping his family out to buy a house)
Now I'm not planning on upgrading the GPU to a better one until Fall/Winter (I might ask one for Christmas) so here is some options I'm thinking of going with.
EVGA GTX 560 SC 2GB SLI
EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2GB SLI
EVGA GTX 580
GTX 600 Series Card (Depending where I am by them and what 600 Series card has been released as well)
I already have a mouse, monitor, speakers, and I'm gaming at 1080p on a Samsung 23" monitor.
Games I will be playing will be StarCraft Games, The Witcher Games, Battlefield 3, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Assassin's Creed Games, Mass Effect Games, F.E.A.R. Games, Diablo II & III, The Sims 3 Games, and I will also be doing video encoding. What do you guys think? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance! =)
I wish I was near a MicroCenter but the closest one is like three hours away from where I live in California and there is no one Hell I'll be able to get a ride there too. When I get a new place with my fiance, I'm telling her we're going to live near a Fry's and a MicroCenter for my needs. Lol
Ha ha, thanks, Quilciri. I'll see how prices goes after my fiance's birthday and see if anything dropped to justify the price. If not, than a HD 7850 it is. =) But yes, I heard MC is the best place for computer parts, a dreamland for any builder. =3