Budget Range: $1000-$1500, will spend extra if the extra money is worth the increase in performance.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming is all I plan to do, recording if possible.
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, the bigger the better. 24"+ Preferred, but will go with smaller if needed.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, but other websites acceptable if they have a lower price. I don't want to have to track shipping with multiple sites if I don't have to.
Location: South Carolina
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU (Looking at Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo), if that's not to much to ask)
Overclocking: Almost definitely.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, if I could get a better understanding. Been doing research on this.
Additional Comments: The quieter the better. I'm looking to play the newest games on the maxed out settings if I can. I'd like to record in HD if I can, I plan on uploading to YouTube to look back on what I've done.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I've been wanting a gaming computer for as long as I can remember, I've always liked computers more than consoles, but never wanted to put up the money for a decent set up. Now that I have the money to spare, I'd like to build it myself instead of buying a pre-built machine.
SLI is to use 2 video cards at once to get more performance. right now at the given system, you can max out games pretty easily on the 1080p monitor. i wouldnt get a 24 inch monitor since they have a lower pixel density that the 21.5inch monitors