Budget Range: ~$1240 cash (I have a $60 Best Buy gift card I need to use)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: GAMING
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: All tower parts, monitor, keyboard, mouse, & headset
Do you need to buy OS: YES
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU & nVidia GPU (preferably)
Overclocking: Maybe (don't include Hyper 212 EVO in pricing)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in future if budget fits for a good PSU
Your Monitor Resolution:1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: Like I said, I have a $60 Best Buy gift card that I need to get rid of, so be creative. I don't want a fancy keyboard and mouse, just something that'll let me play games well until Christmas. I do need a headset as well. Again, it doesn't need to be fancy, just something to get me through Christmas. Sorry for all the crazy requirements. Thanks in advance!
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my laptop blows.
I wanteda build that is $1300 that includes monitor and keyboard and mouse and i dont want a radeon im probably going to get a 660 and not a msi motherboard
I just saw that post so check that build I posted again. I threw in a monitor along with two other cards that fit your budget. Check the benches though to make sure you get the card you want. All three of those cards run pretty close to each other depending on the game. That Gigabyte 660 in that build is factory over clocked to the max.
A 650w psu won't allow for a second card later on will it? Every review/bench Iv'e read points towards a 750w psu for two of those cards.
It'd be really stretching it for a Crossfire / SLI setup - I can get large video cards to run on a 430W so it might. I know in that kind of budget you want to be prepared for it but sometimes I get lazy.