Hi! This is my first post here. I was lurking around the forum for the last month using google search so that I can find a good pc build but cannot find something good around my budget. And so i decided to post here.
Main reason is that my old laptop's lcd, around 6-7 year old, broke and i am now using it as a cpu, meaning i just plug it in a monitor. so i thought, why dont i just buy a desktop pc. So now i need help from you experts )
Approximate Purchase Date: sometime this month
Budget Range: around 700$ After Rebates After Shipping
System Usage: mostly gaming
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts Needed: standard cpu parts plus power supply and cooler for medium OC no need for mouse, keyboard etc. also no need for optical drive since i have one.
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon.
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU
Overclocking: Yes, but not too much
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: Since I'll OC, but not too much, i want the pc to have a good cpu cooler.
This is about the best that you are going to do for around $700 if you want to overclock. You could scratch the overclock to save some cash on CPU and motherboard or if you live near a Microcenter, they have the 3570k for $169.99 and you get $40 off selected motherboards. I wouldn't worry so much about CrossFire as you would have to get a stronger PSU either now or later when you buy the second card. You will have a much better experience with a single GPU.
Thank you again for the responses! So it seems that what I really is a good graphic card still, I still want to be able to OC. It seems that i really need to extend my budget.
On another note, what can you say about those Powercolor cards? They seem to be cheaper than most of the other brands.