I'm going to be building a new PC for myself before the end of the year. I play poker online for a living and I currently play on a Dell Inspiron 9400/e1705. I'm looking to move to a desktop build that will support 2-3 monitors and will have enough speed to handle all of my daily usage w/o lag. All other aspects of this build are just gravy. I enjoy having nice technology, and budget is not high on my list of considerations.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Between now and Christmas
BUDGET RANGE: Would like to keep it under 1500... but it isn't a big deal
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet Poker player (up to 30 windows plus support software). Movies/TV/Internet, Some games (madden, tiger woods)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, frys retail
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel i7 core, Win7x64 Ultimate OS
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 or larger
Here is what I've come up with for a current build. I'm aiming for the high end of 'mainstream' or the lower end of 'enthusiast'.
My current target monitor(s) are: SAMSUNG T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms x2
I will be getting a 30" (syncmaster 305 or dell 3007) and two 20" (SAMSUNG 2033SW in portrait)... which I will assume will require me to use a different graphics setup. I'm not considering the monitors in the build price because I will not have to buy them retail.
Any advice you could provide on my part selection or anything I've overlooked would be very appreciated. Thank you in advance.
And one of a number of Radeon GPUs depending on how it works out with your budget.
Really, though, if you're mainly using it for Poker, then I would seriously recommend downgrading to save yourself some cash without sacrificing very much performance.
I appreciate your reply... any thoughts on where i should be then? If this is too much computer... what is enough? I don't want to have to build another in two years... and being able to support 2560 x 1600 (for 30" monitors) is important to my upgrade path.
for 1500$ you might wanna go with a hd5870 instead of the 5770 and i would recommenc the xfx one for the warranty.for the rest i would go for what jbakerlent said except maybe for the psu which i say you might wanna for a bit higher if you go for a 5870 to give you some margin.