I am yet another first time builder asking for advice but I am torn between building this PC for $795 or just getting a Dell XPS 8500 for $800.
I have done my research and hopefully have come up with a decent gaming rig. Now I am not trying for Ultra settings in the build. Just good enough to run games like Skyrim, BF3, Crysis 2, etc. smoothly. Any constructive criticism is GREATLY appreciated.
Like I said i am a first time builder so please if something is terribly wrong go easy on me!
Approximate Purchase Date: In about 2-4 weeks.
Budget Range: Max - $800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Small amount of video editing.
Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speakers, Headset
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg! FTW
Parts Preferences: Not really, anything that gets the job done.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: Currently using an old Dynex LCD Monitor at 1440x900. Might upgrade later in the year.
The Actual Build:
Case - Cooler Master Elite 430
CPU - Intel i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
GPU - Gigabyte Radeon 6850 1GB GDDR5
PSU - Rosewill Green Series 630w
Motherboard - ASRock z68 Pro3 Gen3 LGA1155
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue 7200rpm 500GB