System usage from most to least important: Gaming, online business, watching movies, surfing internet.
Buying a monitor: No.
Parts to upgrade: I have a Powork PW-650 (Red-X), a 500GB Western Digital Caviar (old) and a 320GB Western Digital Caviar (old), I also have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Location: Rockford Illinois, United States
SLI or CrossfireX: maybe
Monitor resolution: 1920 x 1200
Additional comments: My preferences include MSI, Intel, and Nvidia. I don't think I need an SSD, and I know I don't need to be able to write CDs. I don't need a lot of storage space. Is it possible to include a plug & play water cooling system like the Corsair H100? Also, I would like to be able to play Blu Rays. Micro ATX and Mini ITX is OK. And I will be buying headphones, I already have external speakers with sub-woofer.
I tried to put together a decent system as follows:
(all prices listed are from Amazon)
I've decided that I'm not getting a power supply, and I have 8GB of Corsair Ballistix Sport ($36.00) Ebay [tested and working], no headphones, keeping overclocking, going with a Gigabyte motherboard that has on board WIFI, keeping Blu ray, and instead of the MSI case one of my friends JUST (I mean just) gave me a brand new Apevia X-Trooper w/ blue LEDs.
Still considering the H100, but I might go with a different brand of closed loop liquid cooling.
Thanks, everyone, for all of your suggestions.
Still not getting an SSD, and I have to keep Blu ray because it will be in the living room as an HTPC/gaming & business computer.
Forgot to mention, I'm getting a TV tuner too.
If you guys have any more suggestion I love you! lol