Budget: 900 dollar max (off of newegg. Ordering everything from one place raises the price a bit)
Usage: Gaming, schoolwork. Hoping to max Battlefield 3 multiplayer while recording, if possible.
I do need an OS. Not willing to pirate.
Preferred website: Newegg
Overclocking: in the future, maybe, but not now.
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
I should state I'm not trying to get the absolute most bang for my buck. I'm looking for quality parts that will last me a long time and don't have a reputation of being DOA, preferably while yielding reasonable performance, if not the best available for the price range (I know I could skimp on the case, maybe the motherboard, and a tiny bit on the psu if I wanted to go intel). Also,I know the case is overkill. But I think looks amazing, and I'm willing to drop the extra cash on it. After all, it's what I'll be looking at for years to come.
Here's the build:
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Video card: XFX Core Edition FX-787A-CNFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5