Approximate Purchase Date: Planning to buy it next week or at the end of the month of June.
Budget Range: 600-700USD Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies and Surfing the net.
Parts Not Required: Peripherals.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or any site that offer cheap prices.
Parts Preferences: Nvidia and Intel's I series.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: Planning to go up to 1920x1080 but not more I think.
This is my first time to build my own Gaming Rig. Been in the interwebs for quite awhile now lots of reviews and benchmarks. Just want to know if I got all of them right.
Been on a 5-6 year old Dell Inspiron E1505 that I use to play WoW on Low settings. Would like to experience new titles such as Crysis 2 and Skyrim on high details if not superb with decent FPS. But most likely I'll use it on Guild Wars 2 .
I want a 600-700 USD gaming rig that has a lot of upgrade potentials such as:
- Ivy Bridge Compatible (maybe)
- Can OC
- Can take advantage of Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge iGPUs
- PSU that can accomodate those upgrades in the future
- Best budget CPU chassis that has great airflow to accomodate additional hardware in the future
Oh I forgot to mention, I already have a copy of win7 ultimate so that wouldn't be an issue. Btw, you might want to read it again I kinda edited it. Anyways, thanks for the advice I'll check it out.
How about the Mobo? should I get the Asus or the ASrock?
They are both reputable companies, Both have pretty much the same connections. In this case I would go with the one that has best reviews, and honestly I have heard more about the ASrock Z68 than the Asus
PSU: I'm still clueless on what PSU to get. I'm looking for a PSU that can accomodate additional hardware for future upgrades such as additional GTX560 for SLI and an OC i5-2500k, well ofcourse, after I saved up enough money.