Approximate Purchase Date: Approximate Purchase Date: Two to three months from intial posting 6/29/12
Budget Range: $600-700 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Recording (Fraps), streaming (Twitch.tv), gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies.
Parts Not Required: OS, keyboard, mouse, speakers, graphics card and monitor.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon.com.
Parts Preferences: None unless other prompted to lean towards one.
SLI or Crossfire: No.
Monitor Resolution: 1980x1080
Additional Comments: This computer will be intended for streaming and recording within a gaming context. Graphical capability is secondary to the need (I assume) for a strong processing power. In addition to a HDD with at least 7,200 RPM. The cost of this card total that I paid before rebate ($177) can be subtracted from the total budget.