I'd like advice on the PC I'm trying to build. Below are the details and a link to the parts. Please let me know if I've made any big mistakes or if anyone can suggest a compatible part that keeps the system in the same price range. The following link goes to pcpartspicker with my build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/biZI The actual price at Newegg was lower yesterday but I can still work with it.
Thanks for any help.
Approximate Purchase Date: Hopfullly this month - July 2012
Budget Range: Less than $700 or as close as possible.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, homework
Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, case. I have Windows 7 64 bit OS already.
You are probably going to want and swap that case out for something else though.
You could try the Antec Three Hundred or the HAF 912. I don't own either (NZXT Gamma),
but they are both solid cases that are usually at or below the $50 mark after rebates.
you should end this thread if you think that you are going to go with my ideas. i built the same computer just with a fx-8120 instead of fx-6100 and a hd 6850 instead of a 6870... I think i made a mistake buy hey im set with my cpu for a LONG time because as games start using more cores my computer will get stronger and stronger but the hd 6870 is better at texture filtering or it can handle ultra with about 10 fps more than the 6850
The system is fine for gaming, although I would suggest a different CPU, the FX-6100 isn't a "terrible" choice, (although some on the forum may scream bloody murder), I still say the Phenom IIs will offer more consistent performance.