I want to spend less than 1,400$ (that's all the money I have really) and I just want to make sure everything is in line.
Also, Will a PCI-E 2.0 at 8x bandwidth (Dual or Tri SLI) really affect my gameplay? Just mulling it over. Thanks guys
Edit: The guy on my wishlist said I should use a 850w PSU if I wanna dual SLI... I don't think so lol.
What I'm about to ask is a little off topic but...what's so legit about the Xigmatik cooler that makes everyone on this forum suggest it unanimously? Isn't the Cooler Master V8 a decent heatsink as well? I know that price is a bit much, but the performance makes up for it.
whoops, I am getting a CPU cooler. Xigmatek Dark Knight.
And the HD is supposed to be the black version... I must have added the wrong thing.
And yeah, add the Burner to the list.
I guess I'll upgrade to the 850W psu, its only 10$ more.
And the mobo, I'll think over the Asus V2.
Thanks for all the advice.
Edit: Yeah, I'll change out the RAM too. But I decided if I want to SLI later down the road (When Crysis 3 comes out) I'll upgrade the PSU then, cause its getting to be a little tight right now. Maybe I should just get a 260 now, and then SLI that later?
If you need to cut costs, the graphics card should be the last place to cut. Also, saving $10 from the PSU now and then having to pay $100 later for a new PSU is wrong - it's like borrowing the $10 at 1000% interest.
You could save some money with that CM690 case, or by not getting an aftermarket cooler at all and downgrading the MB to P6T (the plain-jane version, not Deluxe). You will get better fps with a i7 920 at stock and a GTX 285 than with a massively overclocked i7 920 and a GTX 260. Later, if you feel like overclocking, buy the cooler and go ahead.
I've seen reviews showing the i7 920 at 3.8 GHz on the plain P6T, and others showing it at 4GHz on the P6T Deluxe. Of course, in real life your results may vary.