Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Next hour or so...
Budget Range: Around $1,000.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, DJing, Graphic Design, Music Production, Light video editing (IE. Fraps videos to add text and music)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: Building mainly the entire system. I'm reusing a 500GB Sata hard drive, my MBox audio interface, Shure SM57 Studio mic, and samson studio headphones for audio, and just recently got a DVD-R at best buy that Im reusing.
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com. (Using PCPartPicker, so all the stores on it too)
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
Parts Preferences: Intel i5
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the near future
Your Monitor Resolution: 1440 x 900. Upgrading it obviously. Will it slow me down alot to keep the 1440 x 900 as a dual monitor strictly for having web pages open during a game? (IE. Wowhead, etc.)
Additional Comments: I just really need to know if the following build works. IF there is anything I should change, AND if there is anything else i need to buy with it (Additional fans, thermal lube for processor, etc.)
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My old HP died, and its time to upgrade from the Athlon X2 duel core anyway.
Note the Scandisk extreme 120 GB is out of stock on Amazon atm and is being sold by 3rd party. Would you be able to get the 240GB version for 169 bucks which is sold by Amazon? If not, get the OCZ vertex 4, its one of the fastest drive atm with the latest firmware.
Regarding thermal paste, you dont need to buy it since it will come with the Hyper 212. And for case fans, the case you are buying also come with preinstalled fans so I don't think you will need any extra really.