Approximate Purchase Date: About a month from now.
Budget Range: Well, the whole deal is $1,000, but I am also buying Win 7, a Keyboard ($50), and a microphone, so really about $830
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video/Photo Editing, Web surfing, movies.
Are you buying a monitor: No (I have a 23" monitor )
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or MicroCenter
Location: Bethesda MD, United States
Parts Preferences: I like AMD GPU's, and CPU's
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I would mostly be running games (Battlefield 3, Gary's Mod, Far Cry 3, Minecraft, Kerbal Space Program, Sleeping Dogs, TF2) As well as some programs such as Sony Vegas Pro 12, Cinema 4D, and Fraps for recording.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My computer just doesn't pack enough punch, it cant run anything! It takes it 24 minutes to render one shot in Cinema 4D (settings on medium), And don't get me started about games.
Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.
Cooler Master HAF 912
Asrock 970 Extreme3 AM3+ Motherboard
AMD FX-6300 CPU
Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 Ghz edition
Corsair Builder Series CX600 PSU
G.Skill Value Series 8GB DDR3 RAM
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS (1TB HDD)
Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit)
CAD U1 USB Microphone
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Gaming Keyboard
Rosewill 6-ft. HDMI Cable
Rosewill RNX-N300X IEEE Wifi Card
Does the switch between CPU and Mobo really matter though? I like AMD, because the Hexacore processor really helps with render time, which I like to be fast. Plus, I can overclock the bejesus out of it. I still kind of like my build, but eh, if it makes like a major difirence I guess it would be better