I am a current computer science major and would like to build my first pc for the experience as well as to have a new pc for gaming and programming (with eventual game development). I would like to dabble in overclocking but not going hardcore OC this rig will be used for gaming and programming 95% of the time with gaming being the main focus.
Approximate Purchase Date: The end of this week or end of next week at the latest (by 8/11 at the latest)
Budget Range: I would like to spend 1500 - 1800 after tax and shipping but before any mail in rebates.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and then programming (down the line some video game dev)
Are you buying a monitor: I have an unopened dell monitor I will use but would like to set up a multiple monitor display within a month or so.
Parts to Upgrade: none - I am building with all new parts!
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com amazon.com tigerdirect.com (I even live relatively close to a microcenter) Basically I will go where the deals are (and good customer service ie: newegg)
Location: Northern New jersey /NYC area
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU (ivybridge)
Overclocking: was planning on the unlocked i5 so i could dabble in it a bit but not going crazy OC
SLI or Crossfire: I want either a gtx 670/80 or a 7970 reg/ghz single gpu build to start but when the need arises I would like to have a mobo/psu/case that can handle a second card of the same type.
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920
Additional Comments: in terms of gaming I would like to be able to run all the new games coming out fall 2012-2013 at max settings silky smoothlike
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i think it will be really fun to build my own rig and i cant wait!!!!