APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: as soon as I make up my mind on parts
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. Online Gaming. More gaming after that.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: This is a complete system build!
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: I have read enough reviews to make one puke, but if you guys have better ideas, let me know!
OVERCLOCKING: Yes! SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes!
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am looking to build a sweet system here. $2000 is a general limit, as what I have priced out is about $1800. If you can suggest something even more awesome than what I have as long as it doesn't exceed 2k, please feel free to do so. This is not my first build, although my last build was almost 3 years ago!
ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121349
NOTE: I plan on one 5850 initially but a second card is definately in the plans! I want directx 11 support but I just cant afford to xfire 2 cards right now.
Ok all that said, basically Im looking for a base computer that will accept the latest components for the next 3-5 years. Like I said, $2k is my basic limit but if someone gives advice for something that slightly exceeds 2k, Im not going to pitch a fit. I think I have everything squared away, Im honestly just looking for some personal opinions on the matter. Any criticism, constructive or not, is welcome!
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It looks good, no complaints but consider switching to this combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
it has an Antec TP-750 already installed, which is plenty to power 2 5850s, and the antec 1200 is huge, and the combo discount makes the hard drive free so you get a PSU, case, and HDD for only $10 more than your PSU and case alone, an the antec 1200 has free shipping right now which will save quite a bit.
Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling, and OCZ all rate their PSUs appropriately, you wont find one from them rated at peak power output at 25C, they are all rated for their continuous output at 40C which is what really counts.