Hello! My name is Lazaro N. I switching from a laptop to a desktop and i need some help choosing computer parts. My budget is 850 with monitor, keyboard, mouse but I can go up to 900 If needed. Thanks for the help.
Approximate Purchase Date: The sooner the better
Budget Range: 850 but i can atleast go up to 900 USD
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: Yes since I am switching from a laptop
Parts to UpGrade: Its a new build
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Only Newegg
Location: City, State/Region, Country - Elmhurst, New York , United states of america
Parts Preferences: What ever is better for gaming
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: I Need to buy it with my build
Additional Comments: I want a window case and black inside for better looks (if possible). But i want a good case for cable management
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Laptop are not good for gaming
That PSU is overkill. 500W-550W will be cheaper and better. @cursed193, what games do you play? It can help us to more accurately chose parts. If you want to overclock, you'll have to get the i5-2500K, which is $205 at Amazon, and it overclocks, so it kills the i5-3550.
@obsama1 I play total war series games like shogun2 total war, empire and napeleon total war. I also play steams games like tf2, l4d2. Also i play mw1,2,3. I have Battlefield bad company 2 and i would buy battle field 3
as i said: asus vs228h-p. its cheap (139.99 with free shipping), and has decent picture quality for the price. if you want it to be slightly bigger (id recommend not to), you can get a vs247h-p monitor. the major difference is that the 247h is 23.6inches big and is brighter than the 228h-p
It's a little bit over, but it's a good build. If you want to stick strictly to your budget, I'd probably sacrifice on the case first. If you don't want to overclock then get a combo with a locked cpu. It's a shame that the prices of the 7850 seem to be going up the past few weeks, and the GTX 480 is no longer $200 on the egg.
Edit: sorry didn't add a keyboard/mouse. But things like the case, monitor, keyboard, and mouse have a lot to do with personal preference, so it's probably better for you to choose something you like and if you're not sure it's good just ask here and I'm sure someone will be glad to tell you what's wrong (or not wrong) with it.