GRAPHICS CARD: MSI VGA R4870-T2D1G 1GB PCI-Express DDR5 HDMI TVO DVI
172€ --> should I get a different one? the nvidia ones are soooo expensive? I'm thinking about going a bit cheap then crossfiring it when the model drops in price a lot and a single version of it is outdated
Gigabyte GV-N275UD-896I/GTX 275 896MB GDDR
238€ --> is this card worth its price, is it better than one above? there is also a MSI VGA N275GTX-TWINFROZER 896MB OC PCI-Express DDRIII version that is 270€...
HARD DISK: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1.0TB S-ATA II 32Mb
DVD RW: NEC DVD+/-RW AD-7240S-0B 24x SATA Black No Soft
excluding the motherboard, cpu and gpu that comes down to 473€
--> going for AMD would bring me at 1037€ (nvidia card not an option due to motherboard not sli compatible)
--> going for Intel would bring me at 1002 ***without gpu***
extra stuff: do I need my own embedded card (12€ extra; btw it's not clear to me what this does, apparantly it provides amongst others a USB 2.0 slot?) or is standard equipment sufficient? any other suggestions?
my priorities are basically to have a decent PC for years to come, with lots of upgrading capabilities
I'm mainly wondering whether to choose between amd or intel / and ati or nvidia...
I was leaning towards AMD but if you look at the difference in my actual price between amd and intel i7 920 then my preference is rather going to intel... assuming there are no technologies that will obsolete the motherboards in the coming months and that the phenom ii x4 chip 960 is not going to be outperform the i7 920 (will it?)
finally... is my choice for motherboards good?
sooo what do you all think? it took me like 4 days to compile this information so I hope I didn't screw up
you could look at the antec 902 or 1200 cases for a bit cooler options the cooler master haf or cosmos cases but if you looking for a bit extra headroom on overclocking (how can you not talk overclocking on an amd black edition) but you'll have to look a round to see what you can get any of these will do fine http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/269349-31-best-1366-c...
I might get a 1200 ordering through the netherlands but then I'll need to order some more there to justify the transport costs...
I've just been reading how intel is going to launch a new i5 line and now I'm even more confused as to which CPU I should buy I'm now thinking to wait a couple of days for an amd phenom ii x4 965, although from the few prospective benchmarks I saw on the net it would be beaten by the new processors intel is launching in september
I had been looking at azerty, but I'll go and check out this salland site
the thing is that I have a physical shop nearby that is more expensive than those sites, but for many parts the difference in price is reasonable and given that with those online shops you probably have extra delivery costs and some risk with damaged deliveries and harder to reach customer support I prefer to buy the products with small price difference in that shop
I think I will be buying more parts from those sites than I originally thought though, they are much quicker in lowering their prices when something new comes out