Budget Range: $1,500 including shipping before mail in rebates
Hi all, this will be my first build ever. I am looking for feedback on the parts and stuff. Does this work together? Is there a bottleneck? That type of thing.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, OCR large PDFs, productivity
Kind of games: Pretty diverse but not many FPS- Dwarf Fortress, Stellar Impact, Total War, Fallout 3, Oblivion, Armada 2526, Victoria II, Hearts of Iron 3, Civ 4 & 5, Mount and Blade, etc. I would like to be able to play these at highest settings.
Are you buying a monitor: No. I have a Hp2207 I will use for the time being.
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or amazon
Location: I have no idea, could be Honolulu, or could be San Francisco
Parts Preferences: None.
Overclocking: Maybe in the future
SLI or Crossfire: not with the original build, but in the future, absolutely. I plan on buying a second card when the prices come down and I have more pocket change.
Your Monitor Resolution:currently 1680x1050. In the future might go 1920x1200.
PSU - CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$189 ( I know this is overkill, but I am going to stick with this. I plan on crossfire later and this PSU might last until my next build with its 7 year warranty).
Storage - Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$199 (This is not set in stone ... I will probably just look for deals the day I am ordering. I will be using this as a primary drive and I have a few 1tb drives around that will serve as storage and backup)