Budget Range: 600-750$ Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming / internet / movies / tv
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
I am not too sure. but i would like windows 7 home, not OEM.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com Tigerdirect.com
Location: U.S.A East coast.
Overclocking: Maybe, I do not know much of overclocking but i will be learning and do want some lee way to overclock in future.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes / Maybe
I do want this feature but only and only for future proofing, as in say i get a 200$ GPU , in two years its not as good, i can put another one in and give it more life, or until i can replace the unit.
Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080.
Additional Comments: Will be playing - Guild Wars 1 & 2 - Star wars old republic - maybe warcraft.. hahah... - Rift , uh yes yes yes - Skyrim - Battlefield 3 - CoD MW3 - and games coming out in future.
thanks for all your help and posts, i will be keeping up to date with my thread as much as possible. and i am a first time builder, and have wanted to build my own computer for a long time, will have the money by end of this year to jan next year. i just want to get my ducks in a row and be ready. and for the case, i really do like the reviews and looks of cooler master haf 912. and do want a air cooled case not water.
Actually, since you are purchasing in December, I will suggest you come back a few weeks before the said purchase date. Things will most likely have changed by then (AMD is releasing new CPU's next month and Intel may release Ivy Bridge based i3's)
I very much will i have posted on this site before about my dell optiplex gx520 desktop tower, i reallly wanted to play a game but my video card ( IGP ) 82945G wouldnt let me, and i found a decent priced 8400GS PCI card but needed power supply and was told bad idea and not too.. i do now know why. but i didnt have as much help from them as i did you. i am very thankful for you're fast response time to my thread/posts. thank you!