Hi everyone, I'm a recent college grad who is finally ready to build my own computer. I have been using a Gaming Laptop for the past 4 years and now that I'm settling down, its time to get a Desktop I can be proud of. I have already begun to pick out some parts and I just want some input on whether this build will all be compatible and any other additional input. I could also use input on additional cables and other little things I'll need with my build in order to make my building process smooth.
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: No later than the end of this month
Budget Range: ~$2,750 - $3,250 prefered (No more than $4,000)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: High end Gaming, Visual Studio Programming, Penetration Testing on a virtual network using VMWare with several Virtual Machines.
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, NVIDIA 3D vision
Parts to Upgrade: Complete Build - All Parts
Do you need to buy OS: No, Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate 64
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg prefered but open to other sites if the prices are way lower
Location: Gulfport, Mississippi, USA
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, NVIDIA GPU
Overclocking: Not sure yet, but probably Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Probably not initially, but I want the capability to add another GPU later, so SLI a must.
Your Monitor Resolution: Buying a new monitor with 3D, so probably 1080p
Additional Comments: I want to be able to run all the latest games at 1080p with 3D, Maxing graphics.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: As stated earlier, I have a 4 year old gaming laptop and its time to move up in the world to a hardcore gaming desktop.
I have created a public wishlist on newegg that I will link you to here as it'll be the easiest way to show it, but the listing is found just below:
LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEMModel #:GH24NS90Item #:N82E16827136247Return Policy:Standard Return PolicyIn Stock
Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Gaming Super Tower Computer Case, support up to HPTX, come with Eight Fans,Top HDD docking Model #:BLACKHAWK-ULTRAItem #:N82E16811147157Return Policy:Standard Return PolicyIn Stock
ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel MotherboardModel #:Maximus V EXTREMEItem #:N82E16813131858Return Policy:Standard Return PolicyIn Stock
Thanks for the quick reply. For the GPU, I've been an NVIDIA user my whole life and I'm really happy the quality and performance of their products, so I'm pretty much set on getting an NVIDIA card over ATI Radeon. Also, I want to take advantage of the NVIDIA 3D stuff so an NVIDA card is needed.