After reading some posts and comparing parts based on prices vs productivity i have come up with following setup:
Asus P6T, X58, Socket-1366 DDR3, ATX, SLI&CrossFireX, Firewire, GbLAN, 3xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16
Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-920 4,8GT/sec, 8MB, Boxed
Asus GeForce GTX 275 896MB PhysX CUDA PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI, HDMI, HDCP, Graphics Plus
Corsair Strømforsyning 750W Black, ATX/EPS, 140mm Fan, 8xSATA, SLI
Cooler Master HAF 932 Sort Aluminium Front (Uden Strømforsyning)
OCZ Platinum XTC DDR3 1600MHz 6GB KIT 3x Platinum Z3 XTC 2GB, CL7-7-7-24, 1.65 Volts, 240pin
Microsoft Windows Vista Prem Engelsk SP1,OEM,DVD,64 bit
Western Digital Caviar® Black™ 500GB , eSata 3 Gb/s, 32MB Cache, 7200RPM
Samsung DVD±RW burner, SH-S223B 22x DVD, DVDRAM, SATA, Black, Bulk
I took all the info directly from the online-shop page. I understand that some details there might not be relevant, but since i am cautious about choosing the right parts ( i might have a limited hardware knowledge, hard to evaluate... ) i thought it is best to post the hole test.
I am not interested in overclocking, so my biggest concern is about stability and durability of this setup.
So my main question is:
Is it a good gaming machine for the price?
Or should i change some parts, gaining some fps wihtout loosing in qality of the parts, while having the same price level?
Hope this can go under same topic:
Does anyone have any links to tips/"things i have to know" about how to assemble this system? ( I have a one year old Quad Q9300/9800 GX2/8GB DDR2 machine right now, and after reading some posts i got confused about some motherboard/memory realated issues ppl having. I normally just plug all the parts - connect cables - fail to boot - check cables - fail to boot - properly check cables one more time - everything works until i buy new system. I do not normaly change anything in BIOS as long as it works...)
I would greatly appriciate any feedback since i want to start assembly this weekend in 4 days.
I noticed you did not include an aftermarket HSF. The core i7's beg for a nice OC and a (relatively) cheap upgraded HSF makes a world of difference. I'm not sure what fans are available in scandinavia? but it's worth a look. No reason not to OC a core i7 CPU. Stateside the Xigmatek S1283 Dark Knight seems to be the cooler of choice, also the coolermaster V8 makes a decent showing, albeit at a higher price.
Just something to think about as the rest of your build is just fine.