I'm building my own rig for the first time. Very excited about it. Anyway, I've done some research, gotten opinions, but I wanted to get some of your opinions before I finally push the order button. If anyone has some comments/suggestions for first time builders, I'd appreciate it. I just want to make sure everything looks good/compatible.
One more thing -
Someone on another forum just told me its not worth it to build a new rig, instead just to upgrade my video card and RAM. here are my current stats, can anyone tell me if thats valid or a bunch of crap? Thanks.
It has the brand new 680i chipset on it. Lots of great features on it and a lot better OC abilities on it. And great reviews. Now there is another version of this board for around $249.99 on newegg they are the same boards only thing different from what i have read is what they come with. If you don't plan on needing LOTS of cables get this one and save your money. Maybe others can give more insight on this to what exactly is different. I am pretty sure they come with the same warranties on them.
Next i would go with one of the Seagate 7200.10 drives a lot better performance and the same amount of money.
With that card you will get a lifetime warranty and the option to do a Step-Up program to get a better card in the future. It has a $20.00 mail in rebate right now which makes it only $279.99 after the rebate. I mean for
$15 more dollars you are going to get a way better video card and DX10 capable.
And make sure the power supply you choose has enough Amps for your system if you do change anything.