Hi guys, my first post ever here, thou I've been reading quite a lot stuff here. (and I'm truly sorry if I'm using wrong part of these forums to post my crap)
Here is the thing, after 4 or so years of using my Optiplex 745 (damned be those brand pc's, cant upgrade it properly!),
I've decided to assemble a new PC.
First few words about my interests, I am mainly graphic designer and i use my PC mostly for work.
Working in applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and than on to After Effects, Premier and 3ds Max, but!
I'm a true gamer as well, so the rig would be used for gaming (atm playing Eve-Online (an mmorpg), looking forward to playing Mass Effect 2, Starcraft 2, Diablo III and such).
My budget would be around 1000 euros (bit less, bit more). Here is what i had in my mind for now:
CPU: i7 920
Board: MSI X58 Pro
Memory: 3x ddr3
GPU: Im thorn apart, id like to use sli/x'fire, and what i can see, ATI seems to be doing very well with their gpus/prices
PSU: Im guessing i'd need 1000 watts, Corssair rite?
HDD: Since i already got 1tb of HDD space, but my disks are kinda crap, im probably gonna get 1 raptor, advices?
Well thats basically main part, wasnt thinking much about case, but im pretty sure i can get a decent Chieftec or something for around 100-150 dollars.
The budget should be fine to cover it, but if its too small, dont be afraid to suggest something that will go a bit out of the budget limit
I think Corsair HX 850W ATX Modular SLI is a really good option for you.
Maybe you should think about buying a SSD. The SSD from Intel are cheaper and better now.
For your case, I suggest something big like Antec 1200, Coolermaster HAF 932 or Thermaltake Speedo.
Tnx for your reply mate. That power supply seems good and Coolermaster HAF 932 looks decent aswell
I am not sure about these SSD, to be honest with you, its actually first time i hear about those.
Im also looking forward to GPU advices, was thinking either 2x gts 260, or maybe atis' 2x 4850 (althou from what ive been reading, power consumption on these ati cards is enormous!) And i dont plan on using any professional cards, solely because the prices are high in the sky
1. Be careful which SSD you choose. Make sure you look the new one. Look for the 80 gb one and make sure you have enough space for your applications.
2. 2 x 4850 are cheaper than 295 gtx but 295 gtx is better and gives you the option to add another one in the future.
3. If I were you, I would go for Asus P6T instead of MSI.