Hello! I'm building a gaming computer. trying to keep it > 1k at the moment, by getting a poop video card then getting, like, a 670 later on. maybe even crossfire 670's. ANYWHOO. here's the big fantastic thing all you guys want:
Approximate Purchase Date: right at/around Christmas
Budget Range: 1k at the moment!
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, SOME video editing/rendering, not enough to justify i7 AT ALL. (on a different note, I saw an i5 2500k for 159.99 @ microcenter yesterday!)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes.
Parts to Upgrade: starting from scratch, all I have atm is a little 100GB NOTEBOOK drive.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes! And it makes me angry! W7 should be like 40 bucks now that w8 is out!!
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg only unless you can find something a WHOLE LOT BETTER. preferably not microcenter for reasons that would take to long to explain. I HATE pcpartpicker, send me a public newegg wishlist if you're going to send a list of parts, or jsut link to individual parts.
Location: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and I like the z77 mobos. No ssd needed atm.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes later on though.
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 is plenty for me
Additional Comments: I want quality parts over performance if you can, want this thing to LAST. thus the 120$ case and the PSU. i know the PSU isn't that expensive, but it's so easy to just get like a 20 dollar psu that'll break in a day. lol. here's a list of parts! : http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: running on a cheapo laptop from like a million years ago! I swear the thing is 2 inches thick!
And I think you're right, I'll just get the 6670/go with IG till I have the money to upgrade. I don't actually HAVE a copy of bf3/crysis 2 to play yet anyway, so it'll only have to handle minecraft and combat arms until I buy those.
That was just a typo on my part, I know its 1 TB. also a pretty good deal, normal RPM speed 1TB for 80 bucks! man has storage changed. I remember when 32 mb flash drive was like. WOOOOOAAAAAAHHHHHH OMGOMGOMGOMG IT'S 32 *MEGA*BYTES!!!?/1!!!@!@!!
I plan on putting 2 670's in SLI later on, so, no, that PSU is not overkill. thanks for the mobo thing, didn't see this one was mATX. Amazon hates me. lol. <3 amazong but amazon doesnt <3 me. lost 600 bucks shopping at amazon once.
AYE: Thanks for the tip on the power addition! going to buy the FTW, for 380 and a high rated video card I figured why not. I've heard the 7970's have driver issues, and nvidia has all that super cool software stuff (PhysX etc)
Okay I'll have a look at the radeon cards. (i've heard the driver issues were fixed in 12.9 now), FTW has alot of cool features, check it out, (gigabyte is just so freaking ugly) and yeah.. borderlands 2 yay... xD