Approximate Purchase Date: Hopefully a week after Christmas or so if not, then sometime mid January or so. Budget Range: 600-800 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, GFX, Video Editing Are you buying a monitor: Maybe Parts to Upgrade: Everything Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon Location: Apple Valley, California, USA Parts Preferences: No Preference Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: No Preference Your Monitor Resolution: Upgrading - I would like to get 1920 x 1080 Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My gaming laptop i had died on me and wont start back up. Additional Comments:
I went to PCPartPicker to build my own PC. Its a little over my budget, so if anyone has any other suggestion for me to change that will give me better performance for less price or better performance for the same price, let me know.
This is what i came up with http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q2rj
CPU - AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor CPU Cooler - Corsair CWCH50-1 Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard - Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Storage - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage - Intel 330 Series 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk Video Card - MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card Case - Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply - SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply Optical Drive - Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
OK so here are my general suggestions and changes below.
- Your case is to expensive for the components you are putting in it. Put let money in a case and more into go fast parts. The one I chose is on sale and comes with a free DVD burner.
- Upgrade the CPU from the 4300 to 6300 for only a few bucks.
- Get a larger SSD, you will be glad you did. 60GB doesn't have much room after the OS
- Get a less expensive HDD. IF you have a SSD for OS and Apps this drive doesn't have to be lightening fast. This drive is not that much slower than a WD Black drive
- Memory is a bit faster and cheaper on sale
- Drop the liquid cooler unless you are looking to OS. If you are get a good air cooler, it's cheaper with similar results.
- With the savings get a much better GPU. A GTX660 is night and day compared to a 7770
- keep motherboard, PSU, and OS.