System Usage from Most to Least Important: music studio, internet, gaming
Are you buying a monitor: No, using existing lcd tv (previous monitor)
Parts to Upgrade: only using existing case (atx full tower)
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com - tigerdirect.com - open to suggestions)
Location: City, State/Region, Country - sacramento, ca USA
Parts Preferences No Preference
Overclocking: Yes. never done it but would like to learn
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. would like a single vid card but be able to upgrade in the future
Your Monitor Resolution: Using LCD tv not sure about resolution
Additional Comments: former old school gamer. might one day game again, but no specific game at this time. trying to build a music studio and starting with this PC. would like to be able to use hdmi for monitor and be able to use dual monitors so i can watch movies on my PC from time to time on my big TV. top of the line is not as important as best bang for my dollar.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my old pc (home build) died. 5 years old. anything salvageable is outdated. will only be using the case and monitor.
thanks for any help. seems, since my last (and only) build, things have changed quite a bit.
awesome... thank you guys. i have a question and then i have to run out to costco. the vid card is out of stock, should i wait till it comes back in stock? guess i can start ordering other things now and wait on it?
gigabyte version is an option, but at the price this 7950 is at right now, it is just a steal. Don't know if you use mail-in rebate though. There is a high chance that the mail in rebate will go away after it comes back in stock but if you want to wait you can. Of course if you don't want to take the risk of your opportunity cost(your time of waiting for it to comeback and hopefully still have mail in rebate), you can just buy another version