It's interesting to think that at my subscriber base of currently at this writing, 5,049 individuals, that if they all donated $0.25 cents, I'd have $1,262.25 USD total. Enough to build my computer and possibly obtain Sony Vegas to produce higher quality videos.
This list I've made not only for myself, but my friend RedWantsCandy, who also needs an upgrade even more than myself.
Well, for those who are interested feel free to browse this list I've put together.
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )- $169.99 (159.99 after rebate)
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($149.99)
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K ($219.99)
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 ($48.99)
NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower Steel Chassis - Phantom White with Red Trim Computer Case CS-NT-PHAN-WNR White/Red ($119.99)
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) ($22.24)
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom ($76.49)
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX ($58.00)
$865.68 total not counting rebates, taxes or S&H.
*Does not include cost of a new monitor. 23” minimum size required.
CD-Drive: If you watch movies and burn CDs. It may be worth looking into a CD-drive with blu-ray and the capability to write to discs.
Case: Of course the case is up to you, just make sure it reviews well on ventilation and size.
Video Card: If you cut costs on the case or anything else. Then it would be best to get a 560ti, but to check with me on the card itself. Not all cards perform the same as they’re made under different manufacturers. This would be the best future proofing card.