OK, time again....
2006 - core e6600 with 8800gtx
2011 - i2500k with 5850
Next 6wks time for a new one. Nothing supposedly REALLY new until what...Haswell in August? I can't wait that long. Too many kids hitting PC gaming age.
This build will do away with an expensive case, an optical drive(will reuse one from another PC that already has OS installed), and I won't be spending big bux on a motherboard just to get bells and whistles I never plan to use. I can save some $$ to by taking advantage of MS's willingness to discount their new OS Win8 due to lack of a good reception. I saw a discount for Win8 Pro this morning on the Egg for $79.99.
What this PC needs? Well, I'm in need of a 23 or 24" monitor(saw an Asus 23" this morning for $119). Must have a good SSD and a 1TB HDD. Thing is, 256GB SD or 128? I want to put Windows and Steam games on SSD.
Still researching, but here is a crude map of what I am looking at buying in 6 weeks or so. It is very much in flux as I saw a 1TB driver for $59.99 today to. Goal is to get total cost at $900 if possible....challenge!!!
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