I saw this forums while i was searching for computer related stuff.
okay I want to build a new computer system i need some advice and what to buy or what not buy. I will mainly use my computer for gaming like crysis coz my old computer cries if i started to play crysis LOL
Here's the build
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Quad-Core or Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Quad-Core, what is better?
Motherboard: Asus Rampage Formula
VideoCard: waiting for the release of Radeon 4870 x2 1G gonna buy 2 of them and xFire them, what can u advice?Also is this motherboard good for xFire-ing coz ive seen like bottlenecking the bandwidth
RAM: 2x2GB Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500, but IDK if its compatible with the motherboard, any better RAM that is compatible with the motherboard? ; also gonna upgrade it to 8GB afterwards
Hard Drive: 1 Seagate Barracuda 250GB and 1 Seagate Barracuda 500GB, can u give me other HD best for p2p sharing coz of the reads and writes?
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-1000HX, is this crossfire capable and supports the required power of the motherboard and other components?
CPU Cooling: can anyone advise me of CPU cooling? im not planning to overclock it to 3Ghz or something, but im planning to buy Asus Triton 79 Cooler. If im planning to OC my system what CPU cooling can u advise me? ; Also If i buy an intel processor it does come with a fan right?
LOL what else is missin'? other than the peripherals like monitor etc..
Please help me building my system, any good advice/suggestions/recommendations are more than welcome
Motherboard: X48 is the best choice available now for reducing the bottleneck with using Crossfire with Hi-Res monitors
Video card: Right now the CrossfireX 3 or 4 GPU options are not doing very well. In fact they are terrible in most games. You'll want to be sure they've fixed the driver issues before you think about a 2x 4870x2 (quad) setup. For a 24" monitor CF 4870 should be fine.
What are you looking at for a total budget? Have any parts you want to carry forward into the new build?
im looking for a 2K-2.3k budget for the system and maybe a 1K-700 for the peripherals
the total is a 3k budget
Yes, im looking forward to buy a 24" samsung LCD monitor
The parts, i think the added 4GB RAM afterwards i buy the new system and some cooling devices for the components ive read they get high temp readings. I dont know what else is needed
Just for the update ill buy a Vista, what can u recommend on gaming? vista ultimate or vista home premium? what is preferable in gaming?
The other peripherals i want to buy are 24" samsung lcd monitor, a logitech keyboard/mice(gaming), 5.1 surround (iguess LOL)
Do i also need a surge protector?
what can u suggest for the X-fire ready PSU, and thanks for the 250/500GB suggestion