I've been managing on a low budget Compaq laptop for two years now. Needless to say I've had to make some sacrifices, mainly gaming, but until now that was ok with me. It saved me money and countless wasted hours gaming, but with Diablo III just around the corner that no longer concerns me. There's more important things at stake now, like killing Hell's minions.
My budget is up to
$4,000 USD not including shipping. All items will be ordered through Newegg this Monday (04/16/12). If you guys want, I'll keep the thread updated and show the final result.
For the monitor I don't want to skimp. A 30" is a must, and I'm loving the Dell UltraSharp U3011
... even with the hefty price tag and slower response. I've seen them in person and the display is just beautiful.
For the case simplicity is key. I'm bent on either the R3
from Fractal Design, unless there are others that follow the same modest design philosophies that you would recommend.
Everything else is up in the air and why I'm creating this thread. As for a mouse
, I'll probably be grabbing these from RAZER but that's still to be decided and not really important.
What is important is speed. I want this computer to be stupid fast, be able to play whatever game I throw at it on high settings (along with my other day to day computing needs), and last me for the next year or two before needing any major upgrades. I'm not a heavy downloader so a large HDD isn't really needed. A single, adequately sized, fast and stable SSD for installing Windows and other software would be more appropriate. So knowing all this, what would you guys suggest?