Put this together with the help of a store guy, nekulturny here on the forums and a bit of troubleshooting with the significant other, it'll be our first build together my first build in general. Not terribly sure what else to say
Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better)) This week or next week depending on when I get time to hit the bank.
Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) irrelevant
System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies) gaming , mostly socializing.. movies on occasion? burning blu-rays and dvds
Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using** keyboard mouse speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) getting most of this stuff local just used pcpartpicker for ease of use on the web
Country: (e.g.: India) we need to know where these parts are being assembled lol i imagine north america ill be vacationing here for the summer months
Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case) none honestly i have a compaq pre-built from 10 yrs ago brand loyalty doesn't mean much aside from that to me
Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe more than likely not
SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe also incredibly doubtful
Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) i forget, but the monitor is in the description so whatevers stock on it or will work best
Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC) just need it functional everything is is entirely secondary
Azeem and TBT are right, but why would you pay extra for the unlocked processor, overclockable motherboard and an aftermarket CPU cooler if you don't plan on overclocking? Unless you want the option anyway or don't care about money I'd get an Core i5 3450, a cheap H77 mobo and use the stock cooler.
I'm not downgrading the power supply, upgrading it sounds okay. Where I'm staying it is extremely hot that's why I wanted a serious cooler, my uncle's setup is stock and it always makes this vacuum like noise once it gets about 94 degrees or above outside. Could just be a fan but that stuff sounds ridiculous.
The guy at the store threw that cooler in if I was going to buy the case and PSU there so I nodded in agreement didn't seem like a big deal at the time. I'll get the 212 as a friend said the fans are 120mm's are easier to come by than the 92s
And I don't plan on overclocking because it is currently of no interest to me... I won't be the only one using said rig I'm pretty sure I said that up there. She infact may want to OC the machine I am a no frills kind of guy I want it to work and work well, she likes to tinker.
And I clearly don't care about the money.. the budget states irrelevant. It's not my dime it's a company covered expense.
I'll get the brighter monitor and different RAM and the CPU you suggested Troll.
The rest of it sounds meh but thank you other guys for the input.
Lol @ SSD I've had 3 ppl tell me I don't need it on the rig unless I want to boot a lil faster, so unless more than three say I do I'm not overly interested in it.