-APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Looking to Purchase this Sunday 08/09/2009 after I get all the suggestions I need. I was hoping to keep the price between $900-$1100 USD.
-SYSTEM USAGE: Mainly gaming, a MMORPG (W.O.W. ranged graphics and system requirements), lots of multi tasking while gaming (3 open browser windows to look at forums, while listening to music), internet browsing, audio/video editing, burning, basic things...
-PARTS NOT REQUIRED: *I will be using a Samsung - 32" Class 5 Series - 1080p - 60Hz - LCD HDTV w/ a 60,000/1 contrast ratio* So I will not need a monitor. I do not need a mouse or keyboard I got that.
-PREFERRED WEBSITE: Not too picky but newegg.com is my preferance, it would be nice to order all the parts from one site for convienence.
-PARTS PREFERENCES: I was looking at AMD's Phenom II's. I'm Torn between the X3 720 Black Edition and the X4 940 Black Edition... These are the 2 Chips I was torn between, which one would be best for me, will the 3 core do fine, or would the 4 core be best or is it just overkill?
AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I was also thinking of going with a Geforce GTX 275 graphics card, unless anyone would recommend going with an ATI video card, here it is...
XFX GX275XAHFF GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Just remember I will be using a Samsung - 32" Class 5 Series - 1080p - 60Hz - LCD HDTV w/ a 60,000/1 contrast ratio as a monitor so I will need I high end graphics card.
-OVERCLOCKING: Possible since I'm looking at black edition CPU's
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Going towards SLI unless you would at your upmost recomment crossfire, I think its a lot more power then what i need
-MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
-ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I do need an OS, Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1 would be preferred so if you could include it i would appreciate it. I already think I put too much in here so I will try to stop rambling, I've been researching parts for over a month and I'm so indecisive I'm stuck. If you need anymore information please ask I would be happy to provide it.
**PLEASE NOTE I NEED A WIRELESS NETWORKING CARD, if you could help me find one, I do not have a wireless router I will get that around what kind of wireless card i get.**
If you go with AMD, you should buy ATI cards and Crossfire two 4870... if you can't afford it, you could use two 4850.
Two 4850 rocks way more than I though. It's about 10% less powerful than two 4870.
Right now I don't recommend using two 4890, it doesn't worth the money. New cards using DX11 are around the corner so I will skip on anything not well priced.
Two 4850 in crossfire are stronger than a GTX275 and cost around 160$.
You got the board to crossfire 2 cards, so why not using it?
edit: The only game needing 1GB card is Grand Theft Auto 4. At 1080p, 512MB cards will do the job, but a resolution higher than that will stumble your cards. Anyway, I don't know many peoples playing at higher resolution than 1920X1200.