Currently, I have a laptop. Due to I can claim back before the end of financial year (30th June) and I often use the laptop 18hours per day, I want to build a new system to replace the laptop. This is the second time I buy PC. The first PC is using AMD, and I feel it's pretty good. That's why I still choose AMD.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: after next week. BUDGET RANGE: $550 - $600
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Encoding video, gaming, downloading.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I got BenQ G2220HD, 2 sets 4GB-kit Kingston Hyperx DDR2 8500, 2 HDD 1TB each and Soprano VX Case with 430W PSU, I don't need LCD, RAM, HDD, case and PSU and OS. My budget for this system excludes the above parts. Please help me check that the below components are fit with my available components.
i am sorry IH8U i don't agree with u at all,the asus is better than the gigabyte while it is just a little more expensive and heyyy?!!! 4850 in CF would beat the single 4870 and the corsair 750 is better than the ocz while IMO the ram won't be worth it.
1. Kingston=Crap, once upon a time Kingston was good. However it all went downhill, OC sucks on it.
2. For the time being a single 4870 WILL BEAT a single 4850. He can get another for x-fire (or even a 4850 for that matter)
3. The Gigabyte is easier to OC for a novice, the BIOS is more easy to navigate. (also not a mixed bag, like ASUS)
4. The OCZ 700 is cheaper, leaving it within his budget. Also has a rebate, unlike the corsair.
Note: If you already have the Kingston, upgrade it to the G.Skill when possible (or when affordable).
@IH8U & computersss: thanks for your advices and I appreciate that.
I got already Kingston RAM 2 sets 4GB-kit 8500 HyperX. So I can't change these components.
About the motherboard, I will change to GA-MA790FX-UD5P. When I was looking for the mobo, I weighed GA-MA790FX-UD5P and DFI LP DK 790FXB-M2RSH. I'm living in Australia and the GA is more expensive the DFI.