Building this computer for myself and I always end up second guessing when it is something I will be using. Please help me out. Approximate Purchase Date: By the End of this Month. Budget Range: $400-$800 possibly 900 if needed would love to stay in the budget though, unless it’s totally worth it. System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Netflix, College class work. In that order. Are you buying a monitor: Yes, monitor I had now does not work seem to be picking up any more. (7yr old, been through a lot, I will miss him) Parts to Upgrade: New Build, need all parts. Not too worried about an Optical drive, I have a blue ray player and burner on my laptop. Do you need to buy OS: No. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I would prefer Newegg, just because I have had no issues with Newegg, amazon would be fine as well, but have had bad experiences with caring of my items when I order from amazon. Location: Tennessee, Nashville, USA Parts Preferences: No real preferences, I have used bits of everything. I want a MicroATX tower, something to fit under a coffee table and be portable if I need to be. (Wife doesn’t want a huge ugly thing in the living room.) I would also like it to be a case that I can use for future upgrades and be pretty sturdy, I have a little girl that could attack it at any time (she’s crazy), but in a good way “heh”. Need a good wireless card, not wanting a cable running all over the place. I would also love an SSD for the OS and a game or two. Overclocking: Sure if feasible. SLI or Crossfire: Sure if Feasible. Your Monitor Resolution: Would love a 1920x1080 or higher monitor, willing to drop some resolution for great price. Additional Comments: I would love this to be quiet. It will be sitting under my coffee table or behind my Television.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Not really having any trouble running games or anything, just wanting a new computer with better innards would love a little more FPS than im getting now on PS2 with my current laptop (25-40fps –low settings). I do play Planetside 2, and various other steam games would love to be able to play at least 1 of my games on high settings “heh.”. Currently using a Dell XPS 17, running
Totals $700 after rebates . If you use the pcpartpicker site you may find better deals on some items , and you may be able to include a higher clocked processor .
The case has a front panel of heavy aluminum as well as excellent cooling
Good 23-24 inch LCD's are around the $140, or you could just use your TV for gaming
PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card Hey will this video fit in the case? Heh, weird question but i figured i would need a tiny video card lol case im refering too would be the Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case