I am looking to replace my super old athlon 1800 system with a new one that will allow me to play some current games like Bioshock and Oblivion and let me do some light video editing and such. I have had my current system for 6 years and would like my new one to last at least 4-5 years. I at most will eventually lighlty overclock, but don't see the need at this point. I have built several computers in the past, but the last one was over 5 years ago. I saw this one on Costco.com and it seems like a great deal at only $1500. http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=112326...|84|56671&N=4017755&Mo=32&pos=2&No=2&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=56671&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC5-Cat84&topnav=
I went onto the ibuypower website and tried to configure the same system and it seems like I can't build it for less than $1900 with the same parts and OS. I have read some pretty bad reviews, but since Costco is selling it I know I can return it for a full refund including my shipping costs. Any thoughts about this system.
Forget SLI, get a P35 mobo and downsize the PSU. The E6750 will save a bundle on the CPU and take advantage of the 1333 FSB mobo. Price your components on Newegg ...
I might consider the p35 mobo, but they seem to be getting poor reviews maybe since they are fairly new. For the CPU however I really like the idea of the quad core. I am a multi tasker and the additonal cores will come in habdy, plus they are starting to come out with software to utilize it. I figure this is a much more future proof CPU than the dual core. What PSU and case would you recommend? How does everything else look?
GA-P35-DS3R, excellent mobo, maybe the best P35 mobo.
Even with the many good reviews, there are still many people that are experiencing the same/similar problems wit hthis mobo. I hear there is a revision 2.0 that may address some of these issues but I don't feel like taking a chance buying a board that sounds like it should have been tested better prior to being released. What are the advantages of this board over the evga 680i that I listed above, other than the DDR3 feature that will not be cost effective for quite some time?
SLI is pointless. The pricing structure of video cards makes it a bad deal. You can always get the next-better card cheaper than two of any card you consider. And the next-better card will out-perform
two cheaper cards by a large margin. The cost of better cards rises linearly and the performance is exponential.
I have an Antec 900 case and it rocks.
And I have the GA-P35-DS3R. I haven't had any trouble with it.