Building new gaming comp to replace the beast i have had for 7 years. Time for a new build! Could really use any opinions that you all have. Could not decide on the power supply so please give me some ideas that would be compatible.
Well the build looks good except, make sure your i7 920 is d0 stepping. They oc higher and use less power.
I agree with quad sli being a waste of money. Been there done that, results not very good for the money your gonna drop.
The cooler is pretty good but the TRUE 120 is easier to find and works well in the classified. Remember if you get dominator ram or anything with high heatsinks you won't be able to run 12 gigs because the fan of the 120 will be in the way on the evga boards. Not 100% sure about the one you pick though (looks big lol)
ethernet card is the bigest waste of money there is, period!
If you have good speakers, a sound card is a good idea. onboard sound doesn't compare to a great soundcard.
Think i should look into ATI crossfire instead? Not sure i have been out of the loop on graphics cards for 5 years. The True 120 looks good, never noticed it when i was looking for a cooler but its definitely a option now. How easy is it to install on the mobo? Not too happy knowing i wont be able to max my ram out but o well =/ . The HX1000 should do the job just not much bells and whistles on it but i the performance is more important. The OCZ platinum seems alright but i was kinda looking for 2x3GB DDR3 and maybe i passed it but did not see it on newegg. Any other suggestions for ram options?
stay with the Classified Mobo, as its the best in class..aslo the Megahalems has garnered great reviews across the net!
for PSU, go with the Corsair's new 850W modular PSU..xbitlabs did some testing on how much power we really need, and even with a 295, peak power consumption was 500W...
Another +1 to the GPU suggestions. That's overkill, and quad-SLI is questionable in many games. It's cool to say you've got it, but it won't perform like $1000 of GPU power - save the cash for future upgrades.
+1 for the Corsair PSU, or going with lower wattage if you get a different GPU
i bought mine there just 3 weeks ago for £44.36 including shipping. it's just amazing and the good thing is....you dont have to worry about if this monster fits your motherboard and if it covers some ram slots...both motherboard and cooler are from the same company and they know about the sizes.
i was worried too, because im using an asus crosshair and my first cooler (max orb from thermaltake) just, but only just fit in...the triton fits without any problems whatsoever.
No offense but that build is major over kill for that resolution. I could put a build together for almost half that cost and still get the same results if not better. That build is what I call an e-pen0r build.