Hey guys, looking to
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: ASAP
Budget Range: $600-$800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Solely used for gaming
Are you buying a monitor: No, plan to use my LG tv for a monitor.
Parts to Upgrade: Starting from scratch
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, but i think i can get this cheap from work
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference
Location: Calgary, Canada
Parts Preferences: no preference
Overclocking: Maybe in the future,
SLI or Crossfire: Yes, for future upgrades
Additional Comments: This computer will be used for gaming only, I have a laptop that will be used for everything else. Just looking to be able to run all the current and upcoming games at high settings. I have a mouse and keyboard and will be hooking this up to my LG tv.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Sick of not being able to run anything on my laptop.
Here's what I came up with so far. I know its a bit higher than my budget but I will be able to spend closer to the $800 mark. That being said saving money is always good, so hopefully someone can point out some cost savings.
You should upgrade your power supply especially if you are going to SLI/Crossfire in the future, 550w will not cut it at all. Also add Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus to cool your CPU, the stock heatsink/fan will not cut it