APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow, or the day after. As soon as I work out any issues BUDGET RANGE: $1000-$1600
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movies, Internet, Word processing/general college work.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor (Using a 26" LCD TV 720), harddrive (500gb 7200 rpm)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type: Preferably an i7 processor, though if thats dumb let me know. Geforce gtx 200 series.
OVERCLOCKING: Yes, in the future. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Probably not. Looking to avoid it as even one card is HUGE
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1360x768, probably will upgrade to 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Please god no bling.
Really not sure. I can afford a GTX 295, but I'm really not sure if its worth it or just dumb. Could probably get a better monitor or something if I did not buy one, but its so tempting.
Is a gtx 285 a reasonable option?
i am building almost the identical machine, except i think i am going to use the gtx 275, i dont know if what you get out of the 285 is worth 90$, but i could be wrong, so If i am, please correct me, and i may end up building with the 285
I am also going to take a page from you and build with that optical drive, i might as well get the Blu-Ray and HD DVD for an extra 60 bucks.
as for the case, may want to make sure there will be enough ventilation/fans.
as for the MOBO, i am all over the place on which one i want, im down to about three, basically id like one with high quality sound
EDIT: Dint refresh the page before the post...
^+1 for chronic
@wfayer Nice setup...
But here are a few suggestions that you can consider...
1. The mobo - The EVGA is a very good board but I have seen people complaining about the black heatsink that is near the CPU bracket, which can block certain aftermarket CPU heatsinks. And like you said, it might be a bit overkill...
So you can consider this mobo... ASUS Rampage II GENE
Generally people advice the P6T but Reason to go with this mobo - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/rampage-gene-lanpar...
If you check this review, you can see that this mobo performs better than the P6T too... and has a complimentary premium onboard sound.
2. CASE - Antec 300 is a very good case...but you can even check this one...It is a very high quality aluminium case LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B
4. Graphics card - The GTX 285 is actually an overkill for that resolution...And for resolutions upto 1080p, the GTX 275, which is about $100 less, would perform very similar to the GTX 285...
You should check out this article before making a decision on the graphics card... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-pric...