My friend is going to college, and he asked me to build him a new desktop. He wanted very fast performance (cpu-wise), good (but not the best) graphics, a long lasting pc (4 years plus), Huge hard drive space, and the pricetag to be around $1800.
I immediatly told him to look at Core i7's. I have decided on the parts im using and i was wondering if all of you could let me know what you think. Do any of you know how well this motherboard overclocks and how easy it is. I knew how to overclock Core 2 quads but now its different...... so yea
Intel Core i7 920 (2.66ghz) (Planning to overclock somewhere around 3-3.6ghz) Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 X58 Motherboard CPU Heatsink
Cooler Master V8 RAM
OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Graphics Card
SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 Case
Antec 900 PSU
Antec NeoPower 650 Blue 650W Hard Drives
2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
1x Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (For OS) Blue-Ray Drive
LG Super Multi Blu-Ray/HD DVD-Rom Drive (blu-ray/hd-dvd reader--dvd/cd burner)
With the Operating System (Vista Home Premium 64-bit) it comes out to around $1675ish + shipping. I have a little room left in the budget, so again any advice would be appreciated.
wow thanks for the quick reply. I probably should have said a quite system too, the PSU u suggested has 80mm fans on it, and in my experience (antec basiq) they tend to scream when running, but i will get a bigger PSU if u think it needs it (750 watts'ish)
For the record, that PSU I linked is called the PC Power & Cooling "Silencer". It is very quiet, and has a better cooling design than the Corsair PSU's and is cheaper, which is why I suggested it, however the Corsairs are very good too. For $100 after rebates its tough to do better.