As the title says, I'm looking at doing my first ever PC build in around 2 months.
I'm looking at buying the parts from computerlounge.co.nz and am wanting to budget myself to $1500 for everything. I will be using this system mainly for gaming. I don't need an OS, monitor, DVD drive or mouse/keyboard.
The parts I'm currently looking at are:
- Radeon HD 6870
- Intel Core i5 2500
- 4GB RAM
- NZXT Phantom White case
- a motherboard that will let me * add another HD 6870 later on so they can run in 8x crossfire mode
* add at least another 4GB RAM later on
Should I be able to manage to stay within budget with these or similar specs?
Any parts suggestions and tips on system building would be greatly appreciated.