I'm an old PC builder that's been out of the game for about 10 years, so I don't know anything about anything now days. I'm looking for two systems. The first build is a standard $1000 budget gaming build (for me), the second, I want to see the cheapest gaming build you can come up with (for my casual gamer girlfriend).
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.:
By the end of January
System 1:$1000, before rebates. (I really hate mail in rebates because I never get them half the time, but instants are great. Will accept either.)
System 2: As cheap as possible
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
System 1: Able to run planetside 2 very well.
System 2: She plays everything, but she mostly plays minecraft, that's why I want a cheap system.
Are you buying a monitor:
A single replacement monitor, separate budget $200
Parts to Upgrade:
I have a Radeon HD 5850 1gb currently, so it'll probably get put into her PC. Everything else will be new.
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg, but I'll buy from any reputable dealer.
Lancaster, PA. No Microcenter
System 1: Intel/NVidia
System 2: No preference
System 1: Maybe; I've never done it, though. I also have some interest for liquid cooling, but I've never done that either. Probably neither for this budget.
System 2: No
SLI or Crossfire:
Probably not at this budget?
Your Monitor Resolution:
I'm replacing a 1440x900, nothing bigger than low to mid ~20"
Bling is stupid and costs money. None needed here. Mostly a gaming PC. I need a *good* keyboard for System 1 as well, but this is also separate from the budget. Probably nothing more than $150.00 for that. In addition to gaming, I'm also a law student, so I need a good typist keyboard as well as a good gaming keyboard. I don't use macro bells and whistles.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:
My system can't run planetside 2, hers won't turn on.
Ill look into a build for both later.....got some work to do at the moment but the forums are distracting me...haha.
Anyway for the keyboard look into a filco. Simple keyboard you can get with all types of mechanical keys(recommend blue for a dedicated typing board, red or black for a gaming board, and brown for an inbetween)
the keyboard company sells filcos and if you want a company US based elitekeyboards is one I believe. They sell leopolds which are basically the same