Hi guys, im building a new system and am starting from ground up. i havnt built a system since the days of Sempron...(what good days those were) and i finally have the extra cash to do it. so let me get to the point, i would like to keep it under $600 after rebates and such.
i have not chosen a GPU, but im leaning towards a 4870 because of price point. here is a list of all, through newegg.com (preferred) as i live in USA.
Hmm do you guys think i should just save some more cash, maybe get to $900 and buy a i5 and 5XXX card or 4890. and hopefully the ddr3 ram will go down, and ill have intel which even though i like intel, id rather have better performance for price, since thats what i5 is supposed to do i guess.
also do you guys thing that for the time being a 525W is enough for me. i wont be going crossfire/sli unless some miracle happens that makes it amazing more so then now. because i find that one higher performance card works better and is usually cheaper/ same price. the PSU i picked has 3 rails +12v, ive heard these work better than the 1 vrail configure, might just be marketing but i just want to be sure, i have no problem forking over another 30-40 bucks for 100/200 wattage if i need it
check out the 20% off everything + free shipping at zipzoomfly.com, i know they probably dont ship as fast or are as nice to deal with as newegg, but if budget it the main concern, the 20% off (bing.com cashback) really helps (that is if you can go the 60 days before you see the "cashback" in your account. It got my build down from $1000 to just under $800.