im building a new gaming pc for around 3k and need some input on what i've put together so far. its been a while since i've built a computer and not positively sure that all the components are going to play nice with each other. also looking to keep this for a good couple years with some potential upgrades. looking to have this built by the end of june so i can take it to MML with me, so i don't know how well that will work with holding out on the new GPUs. please tell me what you think, and if there are any potential problems with the current build.
I would go with OCZ for Ram. I like the Reaper Series and have 8GB Memory.
Go with two 300GB WD Velociraptor in Raid for Gaming and place the Segate 750GB for your OS.
That's a smokin Gaming system there.
the reason i choose DDR3 was for a bit of future proofing. Is this even possible, because i was planning on using all 3 SLI Slots on the 790i, one for the 9800/9900, one for my current 7800 to run my secondary monitors off of(3 monitor set up), and the 3rd will be saved for SLI that i plan on getting sometime after i build this rig. i figured i'd need the 800watt for the extreme processor and the 3 video cards that will eventually be running. oh, and i keep all my eggs on my server
Getting SLI "sometime after I build the rig" is a terrible idea. It is waste of money, because the next generation, 1 card will often beat your 2 in SLI and use less power.
Future proofing your system with DDR3 is a bad idea also. DDR3 probably won't catch on within 2-3 years and by then its time to buy a new motherboard anyway due to the socket required when you upgrade to a new CPU assuming to follow the average 3 year upgrade cycle. So that futureproof is not a good one.
thanks for the input. i realize after reading these posts and several others that ddr3 and the 790i board isn't the way togo at all (should have done some research). I was told when building a system that you should match the ram speeds to the FSB speeds thus the reason i choose DDR3. is this true? so far im going with the P5E and 4GB of Reaper DDR2 800
i do plan on overclocking the processor a bit, i mean its a qx9650 why would i not?! as for 8gb of ram unless your doing some hardcore video editing i don't think you'll notice much of a difference than 4gb.
mem - I am a big fan of OCZ mem. I am by no stretch a comp expert and OCZ is very supportive. This mem is about $15 more per set of 2 x 2 the the PC6400. While you may not benefit much from 8 vs 4 gig atm this will leave you with room to grow. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I agree completely with shadowduck regarding the hd's. The Seagates are very fast. I have 3 and have not had any problems with any of them.
that case is way to flashy for me, really don't like all the LEDs, kinda partial to the silverstone as well. as for the mobo, i really haven't decided. i have a gigabyte currently and haven't had a single problem with it. the asus that i have bought before was DOA, RMA'd it and got another DOA board so i went with gigabyte. should i give asus another go around?