Budget Range: The less the best, lol.. Im aiming for 750-900 (USD)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Gaming, And a little bit more gaming, Interwebz, Movies and such..
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Openminded, I generally lean towards Newegg
Location: Savannah GA, USA
Parts Preferences: Again, Im openminded.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x900
Additional Comments: Any pennies that can be pinched without a significant "loss" of performance would be GREATLY appreciated...
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Im running an old Compaq with an Athlon 7550 inside, and a Nvidia 9500 ...
Basically, ive been mulling over a bunch of parts and assorted whatnots.. and this is my build as i have created it so far.. It totals out to about 915$ after promo codes, [before rebates], shipping, and additional parts like cables for the HD
Basically.. this will be my first time ever build, Im incredibly excited about giving this a whirl but... the 915 bucks scares me a bit...
So for starters, Am i making any rookie mistakes here? Compatibility issues? That sort of stuff... and secondly.. Is there anyway i could drop my price some without severely crippling my performance or using UNRELIABLE brands? Any input you folks could give me would be greatly appreciated, Thanks so much in advance.
Well my first suggestion, while that is a great cpu, unless you ARE going to be overclocking then it is unnecessary. The "K" means it has an unlocked multiplier. If you do choose to overclock you will need to add a non-stock fan. Picking up the non "K" version of the cpu should save you a bit of coin.