BUDGET RANGE: between 1500-1600 for my needs, but less is always better
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming with lots of eye candy, VMware, surfing, movies, home/school stuff
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS, will be using windows 7 64 bit
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg if possible, tho i have a tiger direct within driving distance
PARTS PREFERENCES: i7 920, hd5870
OVERCLOCKING: Yes ~4.0ghz SLI OR CROSSFIRE: yes in the near future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 for now, 1920x1200 or higher in the future
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:starting off with 1 5870, will move to two in the future and 3 if need be in the far future, so i need suggestions for a good mobo that overclocks well, as well as one that can fit 3 5870s, and a good psu, guessing ~1000w so i dont have to worry about psu upgrade and hopefully i can use the comp for 4 years or so.
Thanks, that saves a few bucks, but does the difference between the corsair 850hx and the 850tx warrant the price difference? I know that one is modular, but is there any other difference/would you recommend a modular?
Yeah, that case seems pretty nice... and it looks like it could eat small children. Thanks, the last build I did was for a buddy of mine a while ago and had a q9550 and a 285 in it. Cost about as much as this one and im hoping for A LOT more bang for the buck. Oh crud one more thing. What after market cooler would any of you guys recommend. Once again I "plan" on hitting 4ghz with the i7 920. Thanks for the advice.
Second: I would pick up the Thermalright TRUE Black Edition (newest one). The TRUE is still considered by many to be the best Air Cooler. As very close performer is the CoGaGe TRUE Spirit. Pretty much the same HSF bu at half the price. My favorite is the Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283V.