Approximate Purchase Date: this week Budget Range: ~$1,200-$1300 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording, Editing & Rendering, Internet Browsing, watching movies/videos, listening to music, multitasking Parts Not Required: Keyboard and Mouse Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com & Amazon.com *(Or anywhere else with cheaper deals, as long as each one isn't a separate website) Country: United States Parts Preferences: Intel Processor Overclocking: Probably/Yes SLI or Crossfire: possibly in the future, not a necessity Monitor Resolution: Not sure but probably 1920x1080 Additional Comments:
This is my first build so I am a little nervous about getting into building a PC, but it is something I have always wanted to do.
I need an OS for the computer, preferably Windows 7, that would get put on a SSD and maybe editing software/a game or two. I would also like at least a 1 TB hard drive (Videos take up a lot of space).
As for peripherals I need a suggestion for a speaker set and a new monitor that supports 1920x1080 resolution (especially for video making).
I am looking into playing and recording games such as Minecraft, Skyrim, and possibly Battlefield 3 and Arma II at relatively high settings (Medium is acceptable for recording but high and ultra would be preferred).
A full build including the peripherals I require would be great, but I already have a build in mind that I have started but not completed so any advice/help/critique would be helpful and greatly appreciated.
Total so far: ~$1169 (unless I messed up my calculations)
The rest is for monitor/speakers.
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Adjust to price of monitor
Goal price= ~1,300
Monitor > Speakers
If my current build is good so far then please just leave suggestions for more cost efficient deals (for different or the same parts) to prefect the build as well as advice/help/critique (i.e. suggesting better deals that you've found, better parts, share your wisdom, etc.)
Oh, and sorry for the "Word wall", just wanted to be as specific as I could for my build, and thanks in advance for your help
heres my take on the build. threw a decent monitor and a good SSD
the i5 3570k is slightly cheaper at 214.95. im sure they have cheaper shipping than newegg unless newegg does a promo
I've been looking over you're build and it looks just about perfect for my price range but how will it fare in the terms of playing intensive games such as Battlefield 3 and Skyrim at about Ultra and would I be able to record at around medium or on higher settings in these games (With programs like fraps)? This is a major deciding factor and I might go with a slightly edited version of you're build.
Alright, I am going to decide on using an edited version of your build but I haven't decided on a hard drive just yet and will look into reviews for different one's but so far I'm more lenient towards the one that you suggested. Thanks for the help I probably would've spent a couple more hours deciding on a build knowing how indecisive I am (I've already spent a couple hours looks around, I have just about a thousand tabs open and it almost crashed my current pc). Anyhow, I will post the final build after I finish ordering
Edit: More choices to look over, this might take a bit longer but it will be worth it in the end