Hey everyone. I'm looking to finally update my computer I bought way back in July 2005.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month or two
Budget Range: $1,000-$1,500 Before Rebates
System Usage: Gaming, surfing the internet, working on reports from home
Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) I'll probably need everything including an OS, keyboard, mouse, and monitor. I can wait for speakers to save money. As for the mouse and keyboard, I have the older purple and green connections but I know many newer computer parts either support none of these or have one universal port. With that said, I may be able to save one or the other pending your recommendations.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Parts Preferences: No preference
Overclocking: Maybe. I've never overclocked before so I would have to educate myself before attempting to do so.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. Starting out with one video card is fine for now; however, I'd like to have the option in case I decide to go this route in the future.
Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) My current monitor can only go up to 1280x1024 and its older... from 2007 I think. Its time for a new one!
Additional Comments: My existing computer is just too old. The newest part in it is the nvidia geforce 6600 video card lol. I would like a computer that can run existing games and has the ability to last me for awhile. Other than that, as I mentioned above, I'll only use it for surfing the web and sometimes for work.
Microcenter did not list an expiration so it looks like they can stop the sale whenever they decide. You can get a real good deal if you pick a mobo that is already on sale and reduced $30-$40 then an extra $50 off with the promotion you can get a really good deal.
Oh btw you can pick the items and pay on Microcenter.com and just have your folks pick up the components. Just make sure you pick the location where you want to pick up at the top of their web page.