Hmm, you guys gave me a lot to think about, thanks!
Now that I think about it, yeah, technology moves way too fast, but there are things that I can buy before 2012, like a case, if I find a case that is just what I want, then chances are slim that there will be a new case that is in my desire to get, and the reason why I want to buy SOME of the items before, is that there will probably be some discounts, if not, then i'll stick to buying stuff in Q2. Does that sound good or do you think prices on for example a case will go down even more, the Fractal R3 (for example) do you think it will cost less with in Q2 without discount, or do you think it will be cheaper if I buy it at a discount before Q2?
And yeah the 850w PSU is overkill, its just that i'm pretty much afraid that there wont be enough power to run all the components, its one of my crazy fears, just to be future proof I think i'll get the 750w, does that sound good? In the future build I MAY want to do SLI/Crossfire.
My big brother is a gamer so to speak, he knows ALOT about PC's, unfortunately he is stuck with a 300$ junk, but to my surprise it runs CS 1.6 surprisingly good.
Anyways, he suggested to me that I shouldn't buy an OS and instead use one of our old Windows XP CD's and install that one, and then download Windows 7 Ultimate from http://www.warez-bb.org
and install, which I agreed to, and I asked my sister to spank me because I didn't think of that before. He also told me that I shouldn't spend that much on the video card, but then again, I can spend as much 1800$ if its worth it
, which means I could spend 250-300$ on a video card. Another thing he suggested was me to cut out the SSD, because of the low lifetime, but I mean if it lasts at least 1 year, then its fine I can just get another one. As I stated earlier I can spend 1800$ on a gaming rig IF its worth it, I mean really high-end that can play Crysis 2 at max settings with 45+ FPS.
But if I were to spend 1800$ then I can only buy it in Q4 2012. The good news though, is that my brother is going to college, and he said that students get up to 50% off on stuff, and if i'm lucky he could buy the things with discount for me, which will be awesome. I get 90$ a month, which means in 15 months I would get 1350$, and i'm selling some stuff and my mother is giving me some money cuz' it'll be my birthday and all, which brings the total maximum amount of money I can spend to 1900$.
OR I could wait for Christmas Q4 2012, then i'll have 2100$, theres downs and ups on waiting for Christmas, that is I DON'T want to wait that long, but on the other hand the prices MIGHT go down SICK!
Keep in mind that I don't really need a top of the line PC, like I said, for the 1900-2100$ price I think its expected to run Crysis 2 high settings 55+ FPS.
Again lets say 1500-1700$ and I want it to run games like Battlefield (3) with 90FPS or something, nothing really super, but just so you know I can stretch my budget by 500$. Hope you lead me in the right direction, i'm going to have a hard time cleaning the WHOLE house once a week for 1+ year
, in 2012 Q3 i'm going to be 14 years old, seeing as i'm going to be 13 years old tomorrow! Once again, thank you guys, you're awesome!
EDIT: I'm probably going to do what DanManIt and Zap said, and wait for the case, and the other things, no discounts, if however I buy the 1700$+ system in Q4, i'm probably going to start buying already at the end of Q2 and the beginning of Q3 and so on, for discounts, IF I will get any. But if the only difference is 50-75$, I will buy the things 2 weeks before the last "pay check" so that they will be there right at the end of Q4, and that is IF I even consider the 1700$+ system. The keyboard, well it doesn't have to be silent, just no "wobbling" when I touch the keys.. because i'm mainly going to have my headsets on
, but the PC itself (case and inside) must be between 1-50dB, which I assume is pretty much any PC...?
That said, the silent PC idÃ¨a is sweet, but it MUST not annoy the hell out of me...
EDIT 2: I still find this a bit complicated, so if anyone could make a "steps" list like ehow, 1,2,3 etc...
EDIT 3: My birthday is today
, and my sister reminded me that maybe I could have a christian confirmation party next year, which means more $$$ for me
, so I can go as high as 2200$ in Q3 2012, but probably around 2400$, cool! If I save up to December Q4, I will have 2900$! SO PEOPLE, I CAN BUY THE PC IN 1st January 2013 -IF- ITS ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT, BUT ITS NOT
Its not worth waiting that long, plus spending that much, hell I don't need a monster, too much fussle, and besides, you guys keep telling me to wait for new and improved technology, really? I know fine new technology I can wait and buy until Q2 2012, BUT, there will ALWAYS be new technology, so it wouldn't really be that smart to wait thinking, omg just 2 more months, JUST 2 more months for that awesome 16-core processor, I don't need 16-core lol
4-6 cores is just enough, same with Bulldozer... a game takes about 2-3 cores nowadays, so yeah.Edited by pseudophp - 7/20/11 at 9:54am