|Thank you for all the information given! I really do appreciate it.|
I did price out everything I would need to build a PC
with, and without, a SSD
and the price has varied from $740-$875 based on Fingers recommendations. Just going based off the previous links to the parts listed, it ran up to around $840 (give or take $20) and still needed a optical drive and cooling system. I have literally wracked my brains trying to find different sites that would build it for me and even scavenging different retail sites and search engines for all the pieces to do it myself. The cheapest I was ever able to come up with is $740 if I did it myself and that's even limited my GPU. I easily hit $1700 just going for what I wanted lol and not even close to top end.
Like i said, I'm a very casual gamer and not really an online gamer. Diablo 3 would be the most online I'd go. But, even with that being said, I'd still like to play the upcoming Thief 4, Skyrim, and a few other said games. It's just really hard having a $800 budget and trying to work in everything I would need to do what I would like to do. And to try and afford a system to keep me going with minimal upgrading for the next few years. I have just had a lot of bad luck with nVidia GeForce cards since 2005. And I've never liked Intel... so I'm really biased. I'm sure by now they're better quality, and I might have just had a few bad experiences and it ruined it for me.
I think I just have to do a little bit more research and try to get the parts when they have a sale lol
And again, thank you for all the information. If you have any suggestions I'm sure I'll be needing as much advice as I can get lol