This will be the first time building one from scratch. Budget of 1000 USD for gaming purposes. To be able to handle anticipated games namely AC, COD, MOH etc. Am hoping that it can last me for 3 years. The cost does not include getting OS(windows 7 home 64bit). The problem now is that I am not sure how to go about selecting suitable parts by myself. If I am not mistaken PSU comes after MB, CPU and GPU? I intend to use my current HDD, monitor, keyboard and mouse. Acer 20inch S201HL, Hitachi HDS721050DLE630(partition 300GB for C:\ and 200GB for subsequent). I have 2 internal 1TB 7200 HDD 3.5" mainly for storage. Since I am using cable only, wireless would not be necessary.
Add-ons to have:
1) USB3.0 with card reader
2) Firewire 800 PCI
Based on the intended build, I think I will end up with intel i5 board, 8GB of ram, 2GB nvidia graphics. Considering to upgrade to 16GB in the near future. So far I've gotten an anti-static wrist strap and a motherboard speaker. Many thanks.
Edited by xxmaxixx, 02 March 2013 - 09:17 PM.