Approximate Purchase Date: March 2013 (Birmingham, AL, USA)
Budget Range: 1000-1500 USD
System Usage: Gaming, Hulu (lol), and general web surfing.
Monitor: I haven't decided if I want to pick up a new monitor yet, but I probably should. I'm currently using an 15(ish) inch eMachines monitor at 1440x900 resolution.
Parts: CPU: Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition - It's old, but I've found alot of good reviews on it. Great performance/cost ratio. But, I'm open to suggestions...
GPU: Radeon HD 7850 1GB or 2GB. It has a nice performance/cost ratio according to a Tom's HW guide I read. But, I'm open to suggestions...
Overclocking-SLI/Crossfire: No idea what so ever, lol...
Case: COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
^_^ Waiting on delivery of the case.
PSU: Undecided...thinking about something from Seasonic that's modular.
Storage: Undecided, slightly lost... Is it worth using the SSD for your OS and an HD for storage? Does doing so make the build alot more complicated?
CPU Cooler: Undecided
Optical Drive: Undecided... I rent alot of DVDs from Redbox, so a dependable OD is needed. ^_^
Media Reader: Had one on my first PC and I miss having one, so I'm thinking about including one in this build.
OS: Is Windows 8 worth it compared to Windows 7?
Besides watching movies and animes, I mainly plan on using the new build for playing games like Champions Online (Don't laugh), Skyrim, Elder Scrolls Online (hopefully), Borderlands 2, and maybe a few other MMOs.
^_^ Thanks in advance for any and all help.
CPU Athlon II x2
GPU Radeon 5450 512MB
RAM 4GB DDR3
MOBO Asus-M4N68T-M (Unsure if it's a V2)
Usually I recommend get all the cash ready, get what you want to buy then buy not buy one by one, it is better to buy all at once but that's you so since you already have bought a case, this is one without a case: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/G4kK
I included a beast sound card, monitors, practically all items that is needed for a gaming/entertainment. I did not include a case, so it is already $1400, if you want cheaper parts that is fine, you can like use a lower end cpu but because you mentioned mmo games I put in a pretty good cpu for longer lasting and future games.