yay for me! yay for school! but yeah... after 4 years of saving i'm finally able to build my own computer!
Budget-- max $1200 (before warranties and shipping). obviously i'd like to make this as cheap as possible, but i figure with a ceiling of $1200 that gives me enough room to build something decent.
Games / Settings Desired: usually run games on high-average (2nd tier out 5 options), as opposed to the highest settings
Any other intensive software or special things you do (Frequent video encoding, 3D modeling, etc): Ableton Live 8, Java and Lua Programming... video games if that's not already a given (ie Skyrim, Farcry).
Country: United States of Apples
Parts that can be reused: none
Do you need an OS?: nope
Do you need peripherals (e.g. monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc)?: monitor definitely, keyboard, and mouse suggestions always appreciated!
I have picked out a couple of parts I am very much sold on, and would like to work around them.
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770
MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel
The GPU is giving me the most difficulty... really unsure of what would give me great performance for the best value (bang for the buck I think it's called?)
Anyway, I really, really appreciate any help with this, and look forward to feedback on this.... Quest to Find the Missing Friend of Mine. Had to give it some sorta name yeah?