Trying to stay close to $1500 for my build and I'm finding myself slightly over. I'm going for a core i7 920 with EVGA gtx 275 because of the option to step up at a later date. I want to keep my options open for SLI so I will need a board with at least 2 pci 16 slots.
I saw the $169 ASRock board but it was sold out on newegg so I put down the EVGA board here. I didn't really see anything else between the two in price ranges that covered what I needed and got positive reviews.
Any suggestions on how to shave 100-150 off this beast without losing much? My idea was to find a comparable motherboard at a cheaper price or to downgrade my PSU to the corsair 750TX. My only concern about that though was whether or not it would be enough power if I chose to get another gtx 275 or upgrade to the gtx300 series.
Also, will the single gtx 275 be able to handle the 28" monitor until I can get a 2nd one or upgrade it?
Thanks Will be ordering sometime today or tomorrow.
You didn't say whether you plan on gaming or overclocking, but a single 275 should be fine and yes a 750W PSU will power two of them if you decide to get another. And lastly, you can drop the HSF if you're not overclocking.
Thanks for the suggestions. I've swapped the HAF 932 out for a HAF 922 which saved me $30. Looks better too, imho. I have never overclocked before but I'm not going to rule it out this time so I would like to keep the HSF just in case. I'll mainly be using for gaming.
That ASUS board doesn't support SLI, I'm reading about the ASRock right now. I may just end up going with how I've got it now.