Hey guys! I am thinking about finally taking the jump and building my own computer. I am new to this, so any insight would be invaluable.
Approximate Purchase Date: Probably around July
Budget Range: Around $1000 (the lower, the better)
System Usage: Gaming, Watching movies, graphical analysis and modeling for my college, surfing the internet
Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg (suggest anything though, I am open)
Parts not required: keyboard, mouse, speakers
Parts preference: The only preference I have is Intel CPUs
SLI or Crossfire: No (but open to the possibility if you think I should)
Monitor Resolution: No preference
Additional Comments: I don't care if this build looks pretty or anything. I just want it functional and as future proof as possible for this price. I also would love to include a SSD. I might need a Windows 7 OS, any place I can get that for cheap? I also don't care about the optical drive, just something cheap and functional
dont get low voltage ram. they have no real benefit. get some 1.5v ram. nothing higher and nothing lower. you can always pick up a cheap 60gb sata 2 drive and use it as a cache for your hard drive. its not as fast as a full out ssd system but its much cheaper and you do get a lot of performance increase.