Hello again! So I realized late in the game that the previous thread I started was terrible. Far more terrible than just terrible and I'm sorry for that. I'm hoping this one will go smoother.
This is my second PC build in almost six years! So maybe we can just go ahead and say it's my first. This rig will be used for casual gaming, but I would like to run most games at medium settings, at least, on 1080p if possible. The games I'll most likely be running are Diablo 3, Torchlight 2, Path of Exile, Guild Wars 2, and maybe even some Skyrim (there's a pattern here, isn't there?). Along with gaming, I'll also be doing some moderate internet browsing (up to ten tabs open, YouTube running on one), media such as VLC for a movie download (The Dark Knight Rises in 1080p) and iTunes for music, and will also be trying some light programming (beginner stuff). I won't be editing videos, or 3D modeling, etc. The computer will need to handle multitasking with considerable ease.
My budget for the full PC build, which includes a monitor, keyboard, speakers, and main computer components, is $900 (+/-). The monitor will be 1080 resolution and above 21" preferably. I won't need an OS and no overclocking. As for crossfire or SLI, I would like to have it there in case I decide to go for another video card later on. I don't have a brand preference and I don't mind different websites as long as the total comes out to $900 after rebates, discounts, and so forth. I live in San Antonio, TX, so if you know of any good deals that will help, that would be very appreciated!
I will be buying this today (if the build I created is given approval) or this week, if you all can help me find something better.
This is what I came up with:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811139018
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136769
LG IPS234T-PN Black 23" 14ms (GTG) Widescreen LED Backlight LED Monitor
Item #: N82E16824005342