SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movies/Music, Internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, any reputable site
PARTS PREFERENCES: i7 920
OVERCLOCKING: Yes, eventually
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, eventually
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am trying to build a PC that is upgradeable down the road. I plan to eventually overclock, and SLI or Crossfire. I will sooner or later upgrade my monitor to something much nicer. I also need an OS so that needs to factor into the price. I need some form of cooling due to living in a very warm climate and eventual overclocking.
Here is a first draft of parts I have compiled. This is my first attempt at building a PC and quite frankly compatibility and performance verse price is a little over my head. So hopefully with your help I can figure out a decent build.
I am not set on any of these specific items besides the i7 920. I also am unsure on whether I should stick with the Radeon 4890 or change things around with a Geforce GTX 275 or something similar. Thanks for any and all help.
That is a very nice build and any of the 2 cases you chose is just as good. Cooler master is one of the best case brands i've worked on.
I'd personally suggest an HAF (probably the best case i've worked on) the 922 is just 10 more than the scout but the 932 is a bit out of your budget.
Thanks alot for the feedback, I switched to the HAF 922 case. Will I need an 8 pin extender for this case? Also I plan on purchasing later on tonight or tommorrow, so anymore suggestions would be great.
noreturn you are a great example of what every newcomer's thread should be like! You obviously did your research and you followed the correct format. Thank you for making the regular's jobs on here much easier.
Oh and great part choices, that should be a very solid rig! : )
One last area of concern. As I stated before I live in a warm climate and plan to OC; so its probably stupid to save a few dollars for better cooling methods. Is the Cooler Master HAF 932 more efficient than the 922 or are they pretty similar. I'm more than willing to spend the extra cash if its worth it and while on the disscussion is there any cpu cooler that stands out above the others. I've been looking at these two, but im sure there are others.
I guess I would have choosen the evga board since there known for their overclocking abilities. I mean hoenstly though both boards are pretty solid. I think your compairing apples to apples for that one.
For cooling i'd say go with the MUGEN-2. It's has a bit more surface area. Again both of these are solid choices.
For the case desion. I think Since you are in such a warm climiate if might be worth the extra few bucks to go with the full tower instead of the mid. It'll give your stuff a little bit more space to breathe since the air the front of the case will be intaking won't be as cool.