So I found a girl that was also a gamer. Everything was going great with us, and we were suppose to start gaming together. But when we tired my laptop kept crashing on me. So I decided to build myself a new rig. I haven't built anything since my first PC which I built when Half-Life 2 first came out, since then I have been dealing with laptops mainly. So I have been looking at parts for a few weeks now and finally got my budget setup and ordered the parts. Everything finally came in and before I was able to install all of the software and start gaming me and her have broken up. :( Bunch of BS. But at least now I have an awesome rig to keep me distracted. Thank god for Skyrim and WOW.
So the computer has turned into more of a get-through-a-breakup gaming rig than anything. But I am also a computer programmer so I am sure that it will also be used for some work. I would love to get back into computer graphics and now I definitely have the system to do it.
I also have an old Logitech 5.1 surround sound that I would like to upgrade but for right now they get the job done great.
I would also like to upgrade to a bigger SSD. When I order everything I figured I would just put the OS on the SSD and everything else on the HDD. BIG MISTAKE. Everything runs so much quicker on the SSD. And I just found out that there is an issue with the Kingston V300 so there is another reason to upgrade the SSD.
I also order everything the day that Nvidia made the announcement about the GTX 970. If I had known I might have gone with a different card but so far the graphics have been amazing. I am playing Skyrim with hi-res textures and everything maxed out and it runs perfectly smooth. But I talked to Amazon and I am getting a $50 refund for the card, so that brings the price down to $289.99.
I also got a $30 rebate on the case, $20 rebate on the power supply, and $7 rebate on the CPU Cooler. So that is a total of $107 in rebates. I picked everything up from either Amazon (I have Prime) and Micro Center (I live within a 30 minute drive) so no S&H, so the total price is $1483.58. My budget was $300 for the monitors and $1200 for the PC.