Really appreciate all the help you guys give here. I'm putting together a gaming PC after I gather up some funds and wanted to see what you recommend based on my preferences.
Here's the info:
Approximate Purchase Date: ~2 weeks Budget Range: $1000-1300 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet Parts Not Required: speakers, mouse, monitor (plan to use my HDTV) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, I'd like to keep it simple and have it all come from one place. Country: USA Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, mid-tower Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: I like simple looking cases, don't like LEDs, don't care much for a side window, would like USB 3.0 on front and back, also would like to have the OS on an SSD and the rest of my stuff on an HDD. Don't need blu-ray, but I want DVDRW/CDRW. I'm open to an aftermarket CPU cooler, but not entirely necessary if it doesn't fit in the budget.
Let me know if you need any more info. Thanks everybody!
The total for parts listed is $1260.90 including rebates and most of the items are free shipping. The case is more of a personal choice and while it does have the usb 3.0 front and back you can always get one that suits your taste. The SSD is a bare drive with no 3.5" adaptor because the case I chose already has a place for two SSD's so you wouldn't need adaptors. The case has a red led front fan and if you don't like the leds then it's just a matter of unplugging the leds and there are spots to put a lot more fans if needed. I don't know if you plan on SLI later on but if you do then you could upgrade the psu now before you build , a 650w or 750w would do.
You do want to be carefull on going too small with the SSD especially if your using Windows 64 bit which takes up a lot of space and you will have to be watching what you load and where it's going. I used a 64gb SSD when they first came out and it didn't take long before it was getting to where I was running out of space and had to start moving things around and making sure that when I loaded something it went on the other drive. Just a heads up in case.