Approximate Purchase Date: Within the month hopefully, depends on when my *** sells.
Budget Range: $700-$900 as a maximum. I am not sure exactly how much I am getting, so a low end and high end version would be great!
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet and YouTube
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, the 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium will do.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg only would be great.
Location: Langhorne, PA.
Parts Preferences: AMD CPU, I also like AMD GPUs, but if you think a NVIDIA is better I don't care.
Overclocking: Maybe, if budget allows.
SLI or Crossfire: No, never going to need it.
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I would like room for a CPU cooler, like a Hyper 212 EVO. I like lots of case fans to keep everything cool. Also, maybe $75 for a mouse and keyboard will be nice. My old keyboard is starting to get dirty (never eat waffles over it ) and my mouse seems outdated.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My old PC is just not keeping up, barely playable in new games like BF3, Planetside 2, and such.
For that amount money, Intel would be much better for your build. Just sayin'
I have an Intel i5-3570k build set up for that price, yet I have to make many painful compromises. That's why I want to go AMD, because a buddy of mine has a X4 965 and it still runs games just like it did 2 years ago.
You get a better CPU by far compared to the other AMD substitutes, you get a beastly GPU (the 7950) and you get it under your budget limit.
Do you have any AMD builds? Ik most people think Intel I'd the way to go at that price, but for the other components I want to be included, I would need an extra $100-$200. Thts why I want to explore my options.