System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming - Internet - General
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: Everything except for CD/DVD Drive
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Location: Quebec, Canada
Parts Preferences: None
Overclocking: Yes - though I do not plan on going crazy - thinking an intel K series processor
SLI or Crossfire: No preference
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current PC has recycled parts ranging from two to seven years old. Cannot handle modern games or even web-searching. Want computer that will be able to play modern PC games (for the next 3 years at least) at high settings and decent resolutions.
Also, if you feel that a certain part is crucial (but goes over the budget) please let me know!
Please be so kind as to include part picker lists if possible!
The total for this build comes to $896.79 and has $70 in mailin rebates to make the final price $826.79 and the parts can be tweeked some more to get a price that your comfortable with or you can go with it as it stands.
Thanks. If I am going to be waiting until end of August; will there be better/cheaper options? Will this rig be able to run modern games at high settings? I'm wondering whether I should follow the Tom's Hardware build guide in September when they test and provide benchmarks.
The build does look good and if you were to make any changes you might think about if later on you will ever do crossfire/sli because the motherboard that you selected does not support tow video cards.
Also the ram would be better at 1600mhz instead of 1333mhz , but those are your choices to make if you choose to.