Approximate Purchase Date: few days to a week
Budget Range: $2,000 (Not including monitor)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming! after hours office work (MS, excel, ppt), internet
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: New build, have storage HD
Do you need to buy OS: Yes Win 7 x64SP1
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference if they are major websites
Location: Tuscon AZ, USA
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: In the future, just ned to buy new card!
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 - (3D Nivida 2, Game on 1 monitor for now)
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Hopefully not going deploying overseas for a while so its time for my first desktop!
Additional Comments: Games I want to approach or max out (with 4xAA+ and hi texture packs..WOW!) and play in 3D: heavy modded skyrim, metro 2033, heavy modded fallout NV, mass effect 3, STO, and DDO.
- Is everything compatible?
- Not tied down to the motherboard, really hard to pin down differences, decided to go for PCI3x2 and quality..
- I do have flexibility to pay more $$$ for performance, but I am over budget and I like to save $$$ for later..
EATX is huge. Not going to fit in an ATX case, if I'm wrong, someone correct me. Maxing out those games at 3D is a bit difficult. To get optimal 3D, you have to reach 120FPS. Pretty hard with mods+texture packs.
It's a solid build don't let these youngsters talk you into changing to much for motherboard that's a great pick but a bit overkill and won't work with that case you should get something like one of these ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Forgot to mention I will be on that 1 3D primary monitor gaming
obsama1 - I see the ATX vs E-ATX reference now checked the website and it has E-ATX phew, they really should update that. Thanks for the feedback on mods+texture packs I want to hit it as max as I can and then turn off features to balance it out. Anything you can see for improvements?
regina-49 - took a quick look, nice picks! I will dig at them now..hate motherboards to many options to deal with! Very hard to compare apples to apples!
I can't see you needing a 4GB card at that resolution. Anyways here's a build to have a look at.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $214.98 save: $25.00 - $25.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Hi! Thanks for the input shaved ~125$ off the build and got a gold modualar power supply! That PCpartpicker siterocks, I couldn't find any specials that jumped at me. Any reattacks before I drop 2 big ones?
- Returned from 2 weeks of travel back to computer shopping
- updated build list (advice here and else where)
- downgraded to smaller case
- downgraded video card 4GB to 2GB, will buy second card if needed
- Any deals or other changes that would better it before I buy hopefully tommorrow?