1GB HiS HD 4890, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), Mem 3600MHz, GDDR5, GPU 900MHz, Cores 800, 2x DL DVI-I/HDTV
I already have a;
OCZ Game X Stream 700W PSU
I will also sort out a monitor at a later time
I was basically wondering about the compatibility and quality of the components. The Asus P6T Deluxe V2 has raised some questions with me, as I am sure you are all aware. The reviews on Newegg are not as positive as I would have liked them to be, but hey ho.
I am also under the understanding that all of these components are 'simple' to overclock. I have never overclocked before and I am looking to try it - Not without extensive research first though!
One final thing I would like clarification on is the memory that the board can handle. As you can see it says that it can take 1600(OC) Is this 'easy' to do? and is it worth it? I have also read that it can take upto 2000.
Core i7 is a good build. But before i rant, have to ask what you budget limit is?
Now that we got that out the way...the Asus board is actually a good build. People just push the boards too far and kill them in 2 days...complain and complain some more. That board is very easy to overclock...i don't have it but i have seen it.
6GBs of RAM is more than enough for gaming!! You can go up to DDR3 2000 if you want to...which is actually what i plan on doing for major OC's. Of course, i probably won't go over 3.8GHz just to preserve as much life in the CPU.
Graphics cards looks good
700W is plenty of power ^_^
Monitor...if you want a good one get a 22-24" with hdcp, 1920x1080, with HDMI/DVI/VGA 2ms response
Also, you can give Windows 7 RC a try but it will expire March 1 2010...and the licence is void June 1 2010 or so... ^_^
One thing that I forgot to add into the previous post was that I am after a Blu Ray player aswell. However I have seen these going pretty cheap.
So people often just run the mobo into the ground then? Seems pointless to then give it a bad review for that!
With regards to the monitor I was looking at a few with HDMI, the graphics card comes with an DVI-I to HDMI adaptor, so thats pretty handy. Full 1080p.
On another point it seems insane that this mobo can handle up to 24Gb of ram. So is it eay to configure the BIOS to accept DDR3 2000? and is there any point?
About the monitor, check out this HP. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
For some reason, I've never had a problem with HP monitors (no light bleeding, no dead pixels, everything works lol). Right now I have a 22'' @ 1680x1050 (the one listed above is 1920 x 1080, so basically 1080p) & is 23 inches big. The response time is pretty good (Anything below 8ms is good for gaming) and the stand is wonderful (I have the same for my monitor). And it comes with HDMI .