Budget Range: $500/600 OR $700/800 After rebates.
(I am currently deciding on whether to get a relatively cheaper computer now, and ugrade later, or splurge now and future proof it.)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: I am planning on build a gaming computer, which i will be doing almost exclusively gaming and surfing the net (and some word processing and such), Thus multi threading will not be needed all that much.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: All
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any (whatever is cheapest.)
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
The build i am currently looking at is this coutesy of iceclock...
no nate the issue with cpu and video cards is if you dont get the right cpu you will bottleneck the high end gpu. that why toms and other test web pages use i7 cpu on there test bed. there a lot of good info on google when you search cpu bottlenecking.
Huh, didn't realize that it was only 10 bucks more expensive. Thanks for the catch!
and looking at your build, I assume the memory/psu is adequate? (i have no personal preferences)
Finally, only other thing I noticed is that you did not add an above stock fan, i assume the stock is decent enough? (i may or may not be overclocking purely depends on price value.)