First Build - Help Me Out!
Ok, here's the situation: we need a new computer bad. My wife says I should just order a Dell and be done with it, but I want to get more value. I've never built a computer, but I have watched several tutorials and it doesn't look too bad. I am somewhat computer literate and pretty mechanical. (I'm a refrigeration and commercial food equipment repair technician by trade.)
Here's the basic idea. I have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse that I will be reusing. I want an AMD processor because of budgeting concerns. I want an SLI or Crossfire capable motherboard and graphics card. I will get one card now and I want the ability to add another in the future. I really don't know what OS to get. My budget is 600-700. We will be using the machine for all sorts of things, but I want it to be able to run games pretty well. Thanks, I'm really going to take advantage of all of the knowledge and experience on this forum. I'm confident I will get a lot of bang for my buck. I may be interested in overclocking in the future, so keep that in mind when selecting a case for me.